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Joe Torre: The Met Years

Joe Torre managed the Mets from May 31 1977 to the end of the 1981 season.

I'm going to ask you some questions. The answers are in the comments section, so you can check yourself.

Can you tell me, in that time period...

* Who led Mets pitchers in wins?

* Whose win-loss record was a paltry 8-30?

* Which 3 pitchers beat the Mets the most (8 times)?

* Which pitcher the Mets beat the most (10 times)?

* The 2 pitchers who pitched complete game 1-hitters against the Mets?

* The Met who struck out 8 in 3 2/3 innings against the 1978 Reds, yet allowed 4 home runs in the same game?

* Who led the Mets in both walk-off hits and triples?

* Who hit .373 against the Mets, with 20 HR and 53 RBI in 45 games?

* Who the only Met was to hit 3 HR in a game?

* Who were the 3 Mets who went 0-for-7 in a game?


metswalkoffs said…
In order...

Who led Mets pitchers in wins?

* Craig Swan led Mets pitchers in wins under Joe Torre, but it was closer than you'd think. He had 35. Pat Zachry had 34.

Whose win-loss record was a paltry 8-30?

* 1969 Mets World Series hero Jerry Koosman.

Which 3 pitchers beat the Mets the most?

* Mike Krukow, Phil Niekro, and Steve Carlton each posted 8 wins against Torre's Mets.

Which pitcher did the Mets beat the most?

* Rick Reuschel (10 times)

Name the 2 pitchers who pitched complete game 1-hitters against Torre's Mets

* Steve Carlton and (kudos if you knew) Silvio Martinez.

Which Met caused Joe great agita with an 8-strikeout, 4-HR, 3 2/3 IP performance?

* Nino Espinosa

Who led the Mets in both walk-off hits and triples?

* Steve Henderson (Lee Mazzilli led them in just about everything else).

Who caused Joe Torre great agita by hitting .373 with 20 HR in 45 games against him?

* Former/futre Met Dave Kingman

Who was the only Met to hit 3 HR in a game?

* Claudell Washington

Who were the 3 Mets who went 0-for-7 in a game under Torre?

* Steve Henderson, Elliott Maddox, and ... Bobby Valentine!
Anonymous said…
How dare Kevin Kobel say those awful things about Skip Lockwood?

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