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In honor of this being my 100th post of the 2009 calendar year.

* The Mets have won exactly 100 games in a season twice: 1969 and 1988.

* The 100th win in Mets history was their 9th win in 1964.
It was a 4-2 win over the Giants in San Francisco. Three Mets combined on a three-hitter. Don Larsen took the loss. The Hall of Fame trio of Mays, McCovey and Cepeda were 0 for 11.

* Mike Piazza (2005)
Darryl Boston (1990)
Elliott Maddox (1978)

They share the common bond of being the three Mets who had exactly 100 hits in a season. Maddox, oddly enough, also had a 101-hit season in 1980. At least he was consistent.

* If you include postseason games, the Mets 100th walk-off win was their Opening Day win in 1975. Joe Torre beat the Phillies with an RBI single.

* If you ranked the Mets in alphabetical order by last name, the 100th name on the list would be Hubie Brooks.

* The 100th win of the 1986 season was really exciting.
It was a 6-5 win over the Cubs in Wrigley Field on September 25. The teams were tied 3-3 in the 9th inning. The Mets scored 3 times in the 9th. The Cubs tallied twice. Danny Heep's two-run double provided the Mets with the insurance they needed, after the go-ahead run scored on a fielders choice. Jesse Orosco escaped Roger McDowell-created trouble to earn the save.

* Blog favorite Ross Jones is among 5 Mets who finished their time with the team with a career batting average of .100

.100 Batting Average
In Mets Career

Dicky Gonzalez
Reid Cornelius
Ross Jones
Mike Scott
Juan Berenguer

* The Mets third-round pick in the 2008 Draft was the 100th pick in that draft. His name is Kirk Nieuwenhuis out of Azusa Pacific. He's currently hitting .254 with 9 home runs and 12 stolen bases as a centerfielder for Class-A St. Lucie.

* Tom Seaver's 5th win in 1972 was the 100th of his career.
On May 11, Seaver beat the Dodgers, 2-1 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. He took a shutout into the 9th inning but was pulled after Bill Buckner led off with a single. Danny Frisella saved the victory, getting Duke Sims to line into a game-ending double play with two on base.

* Johan Santana enters his Tuesday start with 100 strikeouts. No Mets pitcher has finished a season with exactly 100 strikeouts.


Binny said…
No love for the 100 runs Piazza scored in 1999 (only time a Met scored exactly 100) or Gary Carter (1985) and Eddie Murray's (1993) 100 RBI seasons?

Also, if you include the postseason, gotta love the 100th win of 1999 ("Pratt hit it over the fence!") and the 100th win of 2006 (sweeping the Dodgers away).

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