Skip to main content

A Case Of The Runs

OK, so I have successfully input into my database a list of every walk-off run scored in Mets history.

The definition of a "walk-off run" is a run scored that statistically clinches a walk-off win.


* Your all-time leader in Mets walk-off runs scored is Mookie Wilson, with 12.


Most Walk-Off Runs Scored
Mets History, including postseason


Mookie Wilson 12
Bud Harrelson 10
Cleon Jones 9
Lee Mazzilli 8
Tommie Agee 7
Carlos Beltran 6
Len Dykstra 6
John Stearns 6


* We mentioned previously that Al Jackson is the only pinch-running pitcher to score a walk-off run for the Mets. Two other pitchers have scored walk-off runs for the Mets: Danny Frisella and Paul Siebert. Frisella scored on Mike Jorgensen's walk-off hit that beat the Phillies on September 12, 1971. Siebert's run counts on a technicality, as he crossed the plate first on Lenny Randle's 2-run home run, giving the Mets a 7-5 walk-off win over the Expos on July 9, 1977.


* We also mentioned previously that we were conflicted on what to do in cases such as Siebert's, in which the player scores ahead of someone who hits a walk-off home run. We decided to include those within our count, but to mark them with a "%" sign in our database. Greg at "Faith and Fear" suggested we name these players "Bacsik Hounds, since "they're lucky dogs, getting to hound in on others' home run glory." That's fine with us. There have been 40 such instances in Mets history, the most recent coming on July 19, 2005 when Gerald Williams scored first on Chris Woodward's 2-run walk-off home run, giving the Mets a 3-1 win over the Padres.

My next big project: Compiling a list of all of the Mets "walk-up" wins (games in which the Mets plated the winning runs in the bottom of the 8th). That's gonna take a while.

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

Walk-Offs in Movies, TV, and Other Places

Note: I'm leaving this post up through the end of the week, a) because I don't have time to pump out something new and b)because I was hoping to build a really good list of entertainment industry walk-offs...so if you're looking for something new, check back on Monday or so... Of course, if there's a major trade or move, I'll adjust and try to post something... In the meantime, click on the "Table of Contents" link as well. It has been updated. SPOILER ALERT: Read at your own risk Caught the ending of "A League of Their Own" on one of the movie channels the other day and it got me to thinking that it would be fun to compile a list of walk-offs from movies, television, and other forms of entertainment. Here's the start, and only the start, as I spent about 30 minutes or so thinking it over Help me fill in the blanks by filling out the comments section. "A League of Their Own"-- Racine beats Rockford for the All-American Girls

Didja Ever Notice: How well do you know the bottom of the 10th?

The answers to all of these can be found from a viewing of the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, or in the comments section of this blog. 1- What was the last name of the Red Sox pitching coach, Bill, who visited the mound to talk to Calvin Schiraldi in the middle of the Mets comeback? His last name is spelled differently from that of a chunky Mets pitcher of the early 1960s. This coach's claim to fame is that he once pitched 84 1/3 straight innings without issuing a walk. 2- The attendance for Game 6 of the World Series was 55-thousand and ____. You can fill in the blank with the last 2 digits being the same as a season that haunts Red Sox fans. 3- This former Met, who teamed with Calvin Schiraldi to pitch badly in the 26-7 loss to the Phillies in 1985, was standing with Bob Stanley in the bullpen during the inning, though Vin Scully noted he was not throwing at that moment. Name him. 4- How much money did each player get for winning the World Series in 1918? 5-