Skip to main content

Our Special Bonds: Most Mets Walk-Off HR (answers)

Here are the answers to our trivia challenge of November 2, 2007, seeking to identify the Mets walk-off home run leaders.

Questions posed here:
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2007/11/our-special-bonds-most-mets-walk-off-hr.html

1) All 3 of his walk-off HR came with a man on base (hint: Blas Minor): Bobby Bonilla

2) He once hit a walk-off HR in the 17th inning (hint: Charlie Hough): Dave Kingman

3) 12 total HR for Mets, but 4 were walk-off HR (hint: Dan Plesac): Chris Jones

4) All 3 of his walk-off HR were 3-run HR (hint: Bruce Sutter): Steve Henderson

5) All 3 of his walk-off HR came in extra innings (hint: Frank Dipino): Howard Johnson

6) Just under 1% of his career HR were Mets walk-offs (4) (hint: Rheal Cormier): Mike Piazza

7) Of those on this list, he's the only one to hit a walk-off HR for Mets and Yankees. He hit 3 as a Met (hint: John Franco): Darryl Strawberry

8) He had a walk-off in each of 4 consecutive seasons (hint: Dave Smith): Kevin McReynolds

9) Of his 4 walk-off HR, 2 came in the 1960s (hint: Ken Holtzman): Cleon Jones

Most Walk-Off HR
Mets History

Cleon Jones 4
Kevin Mcreynolds 4
Mike Piazza 4
Chris Jones 4
Dave Kingman 3
Darryl Strawberry 3
Howard Johnson 3
Steve Henderson 3
Bobby Bonilla 3

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

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

The best Mets ejections I know

When you think of the Mets and famous ejections, I'm guessing you first think of the famous Bobby Valentine mustache game, when after Valentine got tossed, he returned to the dugout in disguise. You know it. You love it. I remember being amused when I asked Bobby V about it while we were working on Baseball Tonight, how he simply said "It worked. We won the game." (true) But the Bobby V mustache game of June 9, 1999 is one of many, many memorable Mets ejection stories. And now thanks to Retrosheet and the magic of Newspapers.com , we have a convenient means for being able to share them. Ever since Retrosheet's David Smith recently announced that the Retrosheet ejection database was posted online , I've been a kid in a candy store. I've organized the data and done some lookups of media coverage around the games that interested me post. Those newspaper accounts fill in a lot of blanks. Without further ado (and with more work to do), here are some of my findings

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