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I hope Marlins fans appreciate the rarity of what they saw on Tuesday night, a pinch-hit come-from-behind walk-off HR by rookie Josh Willingham against Billy Wagner..

By my count: In the history of the New York Mets, they've never won a game on a pinch-hit walk-off come-from-behind HR by a rookie (note all the parameters).

Originally, I thought there was one, but I misread my notes and a few readers were kind enough to point out the error.

I can tell you that I believe (based on my notes) the last time a Mets rookie hit a come-from-behind walk-off HR, it was hit by Mookie Wilson on September 20, 1981 and came against recently inducted Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter. Although it was not a pinch-HR, it met the other criteria.

Here's the link to the story

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/07/mookie-proof-walk-off.html

The truly Metshugenah know...The Marlins actually didn't have a walk-off HR in 2005. It's fairly rare in Mets history for the team to skip a year in regards to walk-off HR. The only 3 seasons in which the Mets didn't hit a walk-off HR are 1973, 1979, and 1994.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I'm confused. About your Mookie story, if he was pinch hitting when he hit his walkoff HR then how could he have already been 3 for 5?
metswalkoffs said…
since corrected...

thanks, anonymous....

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