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Beat the Mets, Step Right Up and Beat the Mets

Today seems like a good day to unveil the product of a previous period of Mets frustration. The following is a yearly list of which pitchers beat the Mets the most in each of the teams respective seasons of play. It is the place where Pat Combs and Chris Nabholz can cross paths with the likes of Sandy Koufax, Juan Marichal and Don Drysdale, trading stories of how they caused great bouts of mental anguish to good folks like you and me.

Most Regular Season Wins vs Mets
Year By Year

1962
65 pitchers, 120 wins vs Mets

Jack Sanford 5
Jim Golden 5
Bob Friend 5

1963
60 pitchers, 111 wins vs Mets

Jim Maloney 5
Juan Marichal 4
Sandy Koufax 4
Don Drysdale 4
Lew Burdette 4
Dick Ellsworth 4

1964
59 pitchers, 109 wins vs Mets

Don Drysdale 5
Jim Bunning 5
Gaylord Perry 4
Larry Jackson 4
Bob Gibson 4
Bob Friend 4
Dick Ellsworth 4

1965
58 pitchers, 112 wins vs Mets
Juan Marichal 5
Bob Gibson 5
Don Drysdale 5

1966
59 pitchers, 95 wins vs Mets

Sandy Koufax 4
Tony Cloninger 4
Clay Carroll 4

1967
59 pitchers, 101 wins vs Mets

Gary Nolan 5
Mike McCormick 4
Larry Jackson 4
Mike Cuellar 4

1968
50 pitchers, 89 wins vs Mets

Bob Gibson 4
Bill Hands 4
Steve Blass 4

1969
43 pitchers, 62 wins vs Mets

Larry Dierker 4
Bill Hands 3
Tom Griffin 3
Jim Bunning 3

1970
59 pitchers, 79 wins vs Mets

Carl Morton 3
Jim Merritt 3
Ferguson Jenkins 3
Dock Ellis 3

1971
52 pitchers, 79 wins vs Mets

Steve Renko 3
Clay Kirby 3
Ferguson Jenkins 3
Dock Ellis 3

1972
51 pitchers, 73 wins vs Mets

Ferguson Jenkins 3
20 other guys 2

1973
59 pitchers , 79 wins vs Mets

Claude Osteen 4
Mike Marshall 4
Jim Lonborg 3
Burt Hooton 3
Ron Bryant 3

1974
63 pitchers, 91 wins vs Mets

Jerry Reuss 3
Dave La Roche 3
Burt Hooton 3
Clay Carroll 3

1975
57 pitchers, 80 wins vs Mets

Steve Stone 3
Lynn McGlothen 3
Dale Murray 3
John Denny 3

1976
56 pitchers, 76 wins vs Mets

Larry Christenson 5
Doc Medich 3
Jim Lonborg 3

1977
70 pitchers, 98 wins vs Mets

Bob Forsch 4
Steve Rogers 3
Jim Rooker 3
Rick Reuschel 3
Phil Niekro 3
Gene Garber 3
John Candelaria 3

1978
72 pitchers, 96 wins vs Mets

Kent Tekulve 3
Silvio Martinez 3
Ross Grimsley 3
Steve Carlton 3

1979
71 pitchers, 99 wins vs Mets

Nino Espinosa 4
Gaylord Perry 3
Dick Tidrow 3
David Palmer 3
Rudy May 3
Grant Jackson 3

1980
70 pitchers, 95 wins vs Mets

Rick Wise 3
Dennis Lamp 3
21 other guys 2

1981
50 pitchers, 62 wins vs Mets

Ray Burris 3
10 other guys 2

1982
68 pitchers, 97 wins vs Mets

Mike Proly 4
Fernando Valenzuela 3
Don Robinson 3
Charlie Lea 3
Jeff Lahti 3
Mike Krukow 3

1983
66 pitchers, 94 wins vs Mets

Charlie Lea 4
Neil Allen 3
Bob Welch 3
Eric Show 3
John Denny 3
Bruce Berenyi 3

1984
51 pitchers, 72 wins vs Mets

Rick Sutcliffe 3
Mario Soto 3
Joaquin Andujar 3

1985
52 pitchers, 64 wins vs Mets

John Tudor 3
Joaquin Andujar 3
8 other guys 2

1986
41 pitchers, 54 wins vs Mets

Mike Krukow 4
Bob Knepper 3
Kevin Gross 3

1987
53 pitchers, 70 wins vs Mets

Dennis Martinez 4
14 other guys 2

1988
48 pitchers, 60 wins vs Mets

Mike Krukow 3
Don Carman 3
8 other guys 2

1989
54 pitchers, 75 wins vs Mets

John Smiley 3
Jose DeLeon 3
17 other guys 2

1990
51 pitchers, 71 wins vs Mets

Zane Smith 3
Joe Magrane 3
Jose DeJesus 3
Pat Combs 3
Paul Assenmacher 3

1991
58 pitchers, 84 wins vs Mets

Randy Tomlin 4
Greg Maddux 4
John Smiley 3
Ramon Martinez 3
Bud Black 3

1992
62 pitchers, 90 wins vs Mets

Greg Maddux 4
Bruce Hurst 4
Randy Tomlin 3
Mitch Williams 3
Curt Schilling 3
Mike Perez 3
Dennis Martinez 3
Mark Gardner 3

1993
81 pitchers, 103 wins vs Mets

Curt Schilling 3
Chris Nabholz 3
Greg Maddux 3
Pete Harnisch 3

1994
53 pitchers, 58 wins vs Mets

Todd Worrell 3
Pedro Martinez 2
Bryan Hickerson 2
Doug Drabek 2

1995
67 pitchers, 75 wins vs Mets

Pedro Martinez 3
Pat Rapp 2
Mike Mimbs 2
Greg Maddux 2
Chris Hammond 2
Tyler Green 2
Jeff Fassero 2

1996
71 pitchers, 91 wins vs Mets

Fernando Valenzuela 3
Todd Stottlemyre 3
Shane Reynolds 3
Jaime Navarro 3

1997
63 pitchers, 74 wins vs Mets

Shawn Estes 3
9 other guys 2

1998
61 pitchers, 74 wins vs Mets

13 guys 2

1999
55 pitchers, 66 wins vs Mets
Greg Maddux 3
Tom Glavine 3
Paul Byrd 3

2000
59 pitchers, 68 wins vs Mets

John Burkett 3
7 other guys 2

2001
67 pitchers, 80 wins vs Mets

Ryan Dempster 4
10 other guys 2

2002
69 pitchers, 86 wins vs Mets

Kevin Millwood 3
Chris Hammond 3
Tony Armas 3

2003
72 pitchers, 95 wins vs Mets

Vicente Padilla 4
Dontrelle Willis 3
Greg Maddux 3
Livan Hernandez 3

2004
76 pitchers, 91 wins vs Mets

John Thomson 3
Cory Lidle 3
11 other guys 2

2005
68 pitchers, 79 wins vs Mets

Dontrelle Willis 3
John Smoltz 3
Esteban Loaiza 3
Tim Hudson 3

2006
52 pitchers, 65 wins vs Mets

Dontrelle Willis 3
11 other guys 2

2007
64 pitchers, 74 wins vs Mets

10 guys 2

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