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Our Special Bonds: Lucky 7s (Questions)

Seems like the right thing to do today is to pay tribute to 7/7/07 with a 7-question quiz devoted to that number. And we want to be a little more challenging than to ask questions about Jose Reyes or Dwight Gooden's total number of Mets home runs


Answers can be found here:
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/07/our-special-bonds-lucky-7s-answers.html



1) The Met who ranks 7th on the club's all-time list in home runs never hit a walk-off home run for them. The six who rank above him in home runs all had walk-off home runs for the Mets. Name the Met whose career with the team featured 120 home runs.

2) The pitcher who ranks 7th on the club's all-time wins list pitched in parts of 7 seasons for the Mets. That he was a lefty and pitched in a Game 7 for the Mets should narrow down the list (it's not Oliver Perez!). Name the pitcher whose 82 Mets wins are one more than David Cone.

3) Only one player in club history has won 7 games with a walk-off RBI. My telling you that his first and last ones came nearly exactly 10 years apart should help you figure out who that could be. Name that Met, whose contributions were quite grand.

4) If my understanding of the website Mets By The Numbers is correct, the 7th player to wear uniform number 7 for the Mets went on to become a major league manager. He wore that jersey in only one season- 1985, though he also played for the team in 1983 and 1987. Name that Met who, at one point early in his major-league career, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

5) The most common inhabitant of the 7th spot in the Mets batting order was there for parts of 473 games. He held that position 87 times for the 1969 Mets. Name him.

6) From 1962 to 2006, the Mets had a player finish a season with 7 home runs a total of 23 times. Two players have finished with that number twice. One did it in 1992 and 1993. The other did it in 2002 and 2003. Name those Mets.

7) The decisive inning of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series was the bottom of the 7th. Ray Knight led off the inning with a home run. Name the other 2 Mets to get an RBI in that inning.

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