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Nixon For 'Resident

I don't know if Trot Nixon is a "Gangsta" (am I the only one who doesn't like that reference), but he did become the 335th player to hit a home run for the Mets.

* Of those 335, 64 have hit exactly one home run for the Mets. Among those he's tied with: Tug McGraw, AFLAC answer from the other night Tim Foli (200+ games for Mets and Angels), Jimmy Piersall (who backpedaled around the bases), and recently deposed Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.

* He's the 6th player whose last name starts with "N" to homer for the Mets.

Most HR For Mets
Last Name Starts with N

14-Xavier Nady
14-Charlie Neal
9-Dan Norman
2- Jon Nunnally
1- Trot Nixon
1-David Newhan

* Trot Nixon now has 137 career home runs. That's the same number of home runs hit by Jackie Robinson, for whom the rotunda in the Mets new ballpark is named. He entered the season with 136 home runs, the same number of home runs hit by former Mets manager Davey Johnson.

* Trot Nixon had 133 home runs for the Red Sox

Most HR for Red Sox
Hit at Least 1 HR for Mets

230- Mo Vaughn
133- Trot Nixon
121- John Valentin

* And lastly...I hope I'm right on this. Inspired by something a colleague looked up the other day, I tried to create a list of Mets home runs by Presidential last name. I think I got them all.

Most Home Runs by Met
Shares last name with US President

192-Howard JOHNSON
89-Gary CARTER
60-Mookie WILSON
17-Vance WILSON
11- Hawk TAYLOR
10-Claudell WASHINGTON
10- Lance JOHNSON
5-Bob JOHNSON
3-Sammy TAYLOR
1-Trot NIXON
1-Stan JEFFERSON
1-Darrin JACKSON
1-Al JACKSON
1-Mark JOHNSON
1-Paul WILSON

True Metstas know...No Met with the last name "Capone" has ever hit a home run.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Trot Nixon is the fourth Met whose last name contains an x. Elliott Maddox hit seven homers in three years. Manny Alexander hit two homers in two-thirds of a year. Mike Maddux allowed ten homers in two years.
Anonymous said…
The media is overblowing the "gangsta" thing. Jerry Manuel was quoted in the Times or the News during spring training using that term, while gathering up the b-squad to go play a game, and no one said anything, at all.

Now it's a thing.

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