Skip to main content

Rain, Rain, Go the F' Away

Couple random trivia questions for those as bored as I am...answers in the comments section

1- Brett Myers will hopefully be the last pitcher to do the following against the Mets at Shea Stadium...

- throw 8+ shutout innings
- strike out at least 10

The first pitcher to do so, more than four decades ago, was also a member of the Phillies. Name him. This isn't as hard as you'd think.

2- Jose Reyes enters Sunday tied for the Mets all-time stolen base lead with 281. One other player in MLB history has exactly 281 stolen bases. He's a former teammate of Reyes'. Name him.

3- Mike Schmidt faced this former Mets lefty 66 times in his career and never hit a home run against him. That's Schmidt's most appearances against any pitcher, without hitting a home run.

4- June 5, 1963 marks the first time that the Mets ever swept a HOME doubleheader from the Phillies. The losing pitcher for the Phillies in Game 1 is a "person of significance" for both the Mets and Phillies. Name him.

5- Brian Schneider and Daniel Murphy both hail from Jacksonville, Florida. The Mets have had three other players who hailed from Jacksonville.

- One shared a nickname with a very famous Met, but only played 12 games for the 1982 team.
- One made the final out of a postseason series of great significance to the Mets.
- One ranks 10th on the Mets all-time list with 99 stolen bases.

Name them.

Comments

metswalkoffs said…
Answers here, after I skip some lines.






1- Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964, in his perfect game,struck out 10 Mets.


2- The only other player in MLB history with exactly 281 stolen bases, entering Saturday, was Julio Franco.

3- Jon Matlack stymied Mike Schmidt, facing him 66 times without allowing a home run.

4- The losing pitcher in Game 1 of the first Mets HOME doubleheader sweep of the Phillies was future Mets and Phillies manager, Dallas Green.

5- The Met who shared a nickname with a famous Met is Rusty...Tillman.

The final out of the 2000 NLCS was former Met for a minute Rich Wilkins.

The player with 99 steals for the Mets stole a lot of money with his lousy play, and attitude, Vince Coleman.

All 3 hail from Jacksonville, Florida.

Popular posts from this blog

Cliff Notes

Alright, so it's 2 days later and the challenge for me now, after reading through about a dozen game stories and listening to talk radio, is to provide a fresh perspective on walk-off #324. If you're going to be a serious reader of this blog, you know what happened already, so let's look at what made this particular walk-off stand out. It would seem that the place to start is with the idea that everything broke just right on both sides of the ball. Particularly, I'm talking about Carlos Beltran's catch in the 7th inning, where he went over the center field fence to rob Jose Molina of a home run. Every no-hitter seems to have one defensive gem that makes it possible and perhaps that's true of great walk-off moments as well (We'll be looking into that!) Marlon Anderson's home run required a remarkable combination of events. It was only the sixth inside-the-park home run at Shea Stadium by a Met and the first since Darryl Strawberry in 1989. It required t

Mets Top 100 Home Runs: No. 2 Darryl Strawberry Clocks One

In 2009, I did a project for my website, Mets Walk-Offs and Other Minutiae, celebrating the best home runs in Mets history. I selected the top 60 regular season home runs and the top 15 postseason home runs. The reason I picked 60 was because it represented the top 1% of home runs in Mets history (and 15 just felt right for postseason). This was fun to do, but it was imperfect. I had one egregious omission. I tended to favor oddities. It’s time to give that project an update. And why not do it as a top 100? The Mets have hit 7,671 regular season home runs. The top 80 represent about the top 1%. And the top 20 postseason home runs get us to an even 100 to celebrate. Come along for the ride. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the reminiscing. Hopefully you’ll find it Amazin.'  Before I get into the details of this one, I want to note a couple of home runs that didn’t make the list. Two days before the Mets played the Cardinals in the series that decided the NL East title

Mets Top 100 Home Runs: No. 5 Mike Piazza With A Special Delivery

In 2009, I did a project for my website, Mets Walk-Offs and Other Minutiae, celebrating the best home runs in Mets history. I selected the top 60 regular season home runs and the top 15 postseason home runs. The reason I picked 60 was because it represented the top 1% of home runs in Mets history (and 15 just felt right for postseason). This was fun to do, but it was imperfect. I had one egregious omission. I tended to favor oddities. It’s time to give that project an update. And why not do it as a top 100? The Mets have hit 7,671 regular season home runs. The top 80 represent about the top 1%. And the top 20 postseason home runs get us to an even 100 to celebrate. Come along for the ride. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the reminiscing. Hopefully you’ll find it Amazin.'  I can tell you exactly what I had for dinner on June 30, 2000. “Chicken & Swiss on honey wheat” was a frequent cry from the local fast food eatery. That sounds weird, I k