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Our Special Bonds: Miracle Mets (Answers)

Answers to the quiz posted on October 16, 2007.

Questions here:

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2007/10/our-special-bonds-miracle-mets.html

1) You can't name any of the teams that finished a regular season with 100 wins prior to the 1969 Mets. There are none.

2) Art Shamsky wrote a book about the 1969 season, but any personal reminiscence of the World Series could not include him describing his base hits. He went 0-for-7, the Mets worst 0-for of the series.

3) Gary Gentry may have been among the worst hitting pitchers ever, but he did have a hit and drive in two runs in Game 3, the game better known for Tommie Agee's home run and great catches.

4) Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, made the 2nd out of the 9th inning, leading up to Davey Johnson's final at-bat.

5) Mighty mite Al Weis, the super-sub of the New York Mets (as he was referred to on the Fleetwood record commemorating the championship), hit seven regular season home runs in a career spanning 800 games, but he can say he homered in his final turn against both Steve Carlton and Tommy John.

6) The three Mets with 3 postseason victories apiece: Tom Seaver (should be everyone's first guess), Jesse Orosco (3 wins in the 1986 NLCS), and Turk Wendell (the tough one on the list).

7) The Met with the longest hitting streak during that postseason had one spanning five games. Had he gotten a hit in that final AB, it would have been six, but I don't think Jerry Grote is complaining.

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