For those curious... * The Mets have had 214 walk-off wins under Republican rule, 142 under Democratic rule. But they've had more walk-off wins under Bill Clinton than any other president. Mets Walk-Off Wins By Presidential Administration 65-Bill Clinton 64-Ronald Reagan 61-George W Bush 46-Richard Nixon 31-Lyndon Johnson 28-George HW Bush 26-Jimmy Carter 20-John F. Kennedy 15-Gerald Ford * The first African-American Met with a walk-off hit was Choo Choo Coleman. You can read about it here. http://www.metswalkoffs.com/2005/11/little-engine-that-could.html * The most successful election years for Mets walk-off wins were 1996 and 1988. Mets Walk-Off Wins In A Presidential Election Year 1996-10 1988-10 1984-9 2008- 8 2004- 8 1980- 8 2000- 7 1972- 7 1976- 7 1992- 6 1964- 6 1968- 3
A blog devoted to cataloguing New York Mets walk-offs and other trivia. For those unaware of the definition of walk-off just replace the term with the words "game-ending" and you should have a much better understanding of the phrase.