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Our Special Bonds: Grand Slam Single (Answers)

Answers to the trivia quiz posted October 17, 2007, related to Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS. Questions found here:

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2007/10/our-special-bonds-grand-slam-single.html

1) Name the Met whose 3 1/3 inning stint was the longest for the Mets in Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS.
Orel Hershiser relieved Masato Yoshii and came up clutch with 3 1/3 scoreless innings, to keep the score tied, 2-2.

2) Name the backup catcher, the starting outfielder, and the relief pitcher, the latter of whom was the losing pitcher in Game 4 of this series.
Kudos if you got this one. The 3 Braves from this game with a Mets connection were leadoff hitter Gerald Williams, backup catcher Jorge Fabregas, and relief pitcher Mike Remlinger.

3) Name the (now-disdained) Met who had the team's highest batting average in the series Mets fans may not like Roger Cedeno now, but when he hit .500 in the 1999 NLCS, and scored a run in the 15th inning of Game 5, he was hearing lots of cheers.

4) Name the pitcher from the game who went 7-0 at Shea Stadium
Hard to believe, but it's Mets reliever Pat Mahomes, who pitched one scoreless inning in Game 5, who finished up with a 7-0 career record at Shea Stadium.

5) Name the Mets who had the go-ahead RBI in the 8th and 10th innings of Game 6 of the 1999 NLCS
Melvin Mora (8th inning single) and Todd Pratt (1oth inning sacrifice fly) had go-ahead RBI that didn't last in Game 6. Mora threw Keith Lockhart out at the plate in extra-innings of Game 5. Pratt drew the game-tying bases-loaded walk prior to Ventura's grand slam single.

6) Name the former and future Mets who homered in ALCS Game 4 for the Yankees.
The Yankees pounded the Red Sox, 9-2, and I remember seeing bits of this game while waiting for the train back to New Jersey. The Yankees home runs in this game were hit by Darryl Strawberry and Ricky Ledee.

7) Name the former Met against whom Shawon Dunston hit his last regular-season HR
Shawon Dunston's last regular-season HR came in 2002 against former Met "Righty" Bobby Jones.

8) Name the pitcher from this game who once gave up a grand slam to Robin Ventura
Dennis Cook's function in Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS was to complete an intentional walk, begun by Turk Wendell. That he allowed a grand slam previously to Robin Ventura is a neat coincidence.

9) Who had the same number of HR in regular season as Robin Ventura had combining regular season with postseason?
Rickey Henderson finished his MLB career with 297 career home runs, the same number his one-time teammate hit in the regular season and postseason combined.

10) Name the last Met with a hit with a runner in scoring position prior to the grand slam single.
The Mets didn't have a hit with a runner in scoring position in Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS, until Robin Ventura's grand slam single. Thus, the last Met to get a hit with a runner in scoring position was John Olerud, who won Game 4 with a 2-run single in the 8th inning.

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