Skip to main content

'Ham and Cheese

version 2.0

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....

Popular posts from this blog

Walk-Offs in Movies, TV, and Other Places

Note: I'm leaving this post up through the end of the week, a) because I don't have time to pump out something new and b)because I was hoping to build a really good list of entertainment industry walk-offs...so if you're looking for something new, check back on Monday or so... Of course, if there's a major trade or move, I'll adjust and try to post something... In the meantime, click on the "Table of Contents" link as well. It has been updated. SPOILER ALERT: Read at your own risk Caught the ending of "A League of Their Own" on one of the movie channels the other day and it got me to thinking that it would be fun to compile a list of walk-offs from movies, television, and other forms of entertainment. Here's the start, and only the start, as I spent about 30 minutes or so thinking it over Help me fill in the blanks by filling out the comments section. "A League of Their Own"-- Racine beats Rockford for the All-American Girls

The 'Duca of Earl (and walk-offs)

If I told you that the Mets had just obtained a guy who is a career .316 hitter with runners in scoring position? How about if I told you that the Mets just traded for a hitter who has consistently ranked among the toughest in baseball to strike out? Or if I mentioned that the Mets just dealt for a player who was selected to the NL All-Star team the last three seasons, with the last honor coming via a vote by his peers? So, although he's on the down side age wise, his throwing arm isn't as good as it used to be, and he doesn't provide much power, there are a lot of good things that Paul Lo Duca brings to the New York Mets. For example: He'll sacrifice his body for the good of the team The Dodgers and Braves squared off on August 23, 2002 and Lo Duca made an impact both on the start and finish of this game. Three pitches after being dusted by Greg Maddux, Lo Duca made him pay with a first-inning home run. The Braves rallied to tie the game, 3-3 in the ninth, but thei

Minutiae Break: Worst Mets Relievers

It occurs to me after 79 straight walk-off related posts and some fatigue still remaining from Saturday's finish that I did promise to bring Metspective on other issues related to the Flushing 9, so I offer this posting up as a "Minutiae Break." This came about after several discussions related to the offhand Dick Tidrow/Danny Graves remark the other day , the conclusion of which indicated that it would be fun to create a list of the worst Mets relievers of all-time. I don't want to step on the territory of other bloggers, like " Faith and Fear in Flushing ," Mets Guy in Michigan " and " Metstradamus ," so I'll tread carefully here, aided by their influence. Should any friends, family members, or fans of these pitchers visit this site, I mean no harm. I'm just here to have a little fun with this topic. The ground rules are as follows: The pitcher must have had a Mets stint as long as Dick Tidrow's (11 games, 15 2/3 innings), for