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Mets Top 100 Home Runs: No. 8 - Edgardo Alfonzo Sends The Mets On Their Way

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’. 

8. Edgardo Alfonzo Sends The Mets On Their Way (October 4, 1999 vs Reds) It took six pitches for the Mets to win Game 163 in 1999.
This was the one-game playoff against the Reds for the NL’s Wild Card spot. The Mets had blown a siz…

Mets Top 100 Home Runs: No. 9 Wilmer Flores Becomes Everyone's Friend

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’. 


The rest of the list can be found here.
9. Wilmer Flores is Everyone’s Friend (July 31, 2015 vs Nationals) I know that Wilmer Flores liked the theme song from one of the world’s most popular TV shows. But I always thought it would h…

Mets Top 100 Home Runs: No. 10 in Regular Season: Steve Henderson and the Mets Magic

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’. 


The rest of the list can be found here.


10. The Magic is Back (June 14, 1980 vs Giants) Talk to the hard-core Mets fan who is around 50 or so in 2020 and chances are they’ll tell you that they have a special place in their heart for…