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Our Special Bonds: Most Mets Walk-Off HR

Got a request on Thursday from someone who was looking for a list of the Mets all-time leaders in walk-off home runs. I obliged with an answer, and it occurred to me how that query should be acknowledged among my most frequently asked questions.

Rather than to provide the list in its simplest form, let's have a little fun, with another trivia challenge. The answer to each of these questions is a Met who hit at least 3 walk-off home runs in his career. As a hint, I will provide the name of at least one pitcher against whom the answer hit a walk-off HR. That will allow you to establish the era for the player in question.

Answers here:
http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/11/our-special-bonds-most-mets-walk-off-hr.html

1) This Met hit 3 walk-off HR in his tenure and all 3 came with at least one man on base.
Pitcher hint: Blas Minor

2) I wouldn't identify this Met as being part of club royalty, but among his 3 walk-off HR was one that came in the 17th inning of a game.
Pitcher hint: Charlie Hough

3) This Met hit 4 walk-off HR, all within a 2-season span. He had a total of 12 HR with the Mets.
Pitcher hint: Dan Plesac

4) This Met hit 3 walk-off HR and all 3 were 3-run HR. Name him.
Pitcher hint: Bruce Sutter

5) This Met could teach a thing or two about hitting a walk-off home run. He had 3, all in extra-innings.
Pitcher hint: Frank Dipino (and it's not Ray Knight)

6) Slightly less than 1% of the career HR have been walk-off HR for the Mets (4).
Pitcher hint: Rheal Cormier

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

8) This former Met had 4 walk-off HR, one in each of four consecutive seasons.
Pitcher hint: Dave Smith

9) Of those players on the list, he's the only one to hit a walk-off HR in the 60s. He had 4 as a Met, including 2 in that decade.
Pitcher hint: Ken Holtzman

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