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Mets Top 100 Home Runs: No. 66 (Dwight Gooden) to No. 70 (Bobby Bonilla)

In 2009, I did a project for my website, Mets Walk-Offs and Other Minutiae, celebrating the best home runs in Mets history. I selected the top 60 regular season home runs and the top 15 postseason home runs. The reason I picked 60 was because it represented the top 1% of home runs in Mets history (and 15 just felt right for postseason).
This was fun to do, but it was imperfect. I had one egregious omission. I tended to favor oddities.
It’s time to give that project an update. And why not do it as a top 100?
The Mets have hit 7,671 regular season home runs. The top 80 represent about the top 1%. And the top 20 postseason home runs get us to an even 100 to celebrate.
Come along for the ride. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the reminiscing. Hopefully you’ll find it Amazin’.
No. 76 to 80 can be found here
No. 71 to 75 can be found here

70. The Jersey-Ripping Game 
(August 30, 1992 vs Reds) This one is pretty cool.
It was Sunday Night Baseball, the finale of a four-game series in which the bumbling Mets had…

Mets Top 100 Home Runs: No. 71 (Gil Hodges) to 75 (Darryl Strawberry)

In 2009, I did a project for my website, Mets Walk-Offs and Other Minutiae, celebrating the best home runs in Mets history. I selected the top 60 regular season home runs and the top 15 postseason home runs. The reason I picked 60 was because it represented the top 1% of home runs in Mets history (and 15 just felt right for postseason).
This was fun to do, but it was imperfect. I had one egregious omission. I tended to favor oddities.
It’s time to give that project an update. And why not do it as a top 100?
The Mets have hit 7,671 regular season home runs. The top 80 represent about the top 1%. And the top 20 postseason home runs get us to an even 100 to celebrate.
Come along for the ride. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the reminiscing. Hopefully you’ll find it Amazin’.
No. 76 to 80 can be found here

75. Darryl Strawberry’s debut goes bonkers! 
(May 6, 1983 vs Reds)
Darryl Strawberry’s Mets debut was a HUGE deal. I can remember the Daily News begging him to rescue the Mets on his first day in the ma…