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Pitcher-Catcher Minutiae

* Of the 799 players to have played in a game for the Mets, 374 (46.8 percent) have thrown a regular-season pitch for the team.

* Of the 799 players to have played in a game for the Mets, 71 have played catcher (8.9 percent). For comparitive purposes, 134 (16.8 percent) have played third base.

* The full list of those 21 who have caught for the Mets, who also had a walk-off RBI as a Met:

Jerry Grote
Mike Piazza
Todd Hundley
John Stearns
Ron Hodges
Gary Carter
Mackey Sasser
Duffy Dyer
Todd Pratt
Jason Phillips
Alex Trevino
Jesse Gonder
Choo Choo Coleman
John Stephenson
Ramon Castro
Tommie Reynolds
Alberto Castillo
John Sullivan
Norm Sherry
Jim Tatum
Hobie Landrith

* 115 pitchers have recorded a walk-off win for the Mets and I'm not going to list them all.

* 2 Mets pitchers had a walk-off RBI for the Mets, and the names tell you that we're playing trickery: Derek Bell and Matt Franco. No Met whose primary position was pitcher has had a walk-off RBI for the team

* 29 players have pitched for the Mets and hit a home run, but when we subtract, Bell, Franco, Bill Pecota and Desi Relaford, the more appropriate number of declaration is 25. Dwight Gooden's 7 are the most home runs by a Met pitcher.

* John Franco pitched in the most different seasons for the Mets: 14. Craig Swan and Tom Seaver rank 2nd with 12.. Ron Hodges and Jerry Grote caught in the most different seasons: 12.
* Jerry Grote appeared in 1,235 games for the Mets (he caught most), the most for anyone who was ever a Mets catcher. Dave Liddell, Joe Hietpas, and Francisco Estrada appeared in 1 Mets game, the fewest for anyone who was ever a Mets catcher.

* Nine Mets appeared in 1 game apiece for the team and happened to pitch in that game: Kenny Greer is the only one of those nine to get a walk-off win. Mac Scarce is the only one of them to get a walk-off loss.

* The 2006 Mets and 1967 Mets used the most pitchers of any Mets franchise: 27. The 1963 and 1971 Mets used the fewest: 13.

* The 1967 Mets used 20 pitchers as starters, a club record (2006 club used only 13). The Mets of 1988, 1990 and 1996 used only 7, the fewest in team history.

* The 1967 Mets also used 25 pitchers as relievers, a club record. I'm starting to think this team is worthy of a 40th anniversary celebration. The 1977 team used only 10, the fewest in club history. This team is definitely not worthy of any 10th anniversary festivities.

* The Mets needed 8 catchers to get through the 1998 season, the most they've ever used in one year. Amazingly, they only needed 2 in 1970, 1987, and 1994.


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