This is for all those who wonder what could have been. Let's play a game of make believe, just for a moment. Let's pretend Darryl Strawberry had, instead of signing with the Dodgers, re-signed with the Mets. Let's pretend that all the issues he dealt with- marital, financial, drug and alcohol related, didn't exist. Let's say he played six more seasons with the Mets at a Darryl Strawberry level. We can say they went something like this. .253 BA, 36 HR, 104 RBI .277 BA, 27 HR, 91 RBI .286 BA, 32 HR, 110 RBI .274 BA, 27 HR, 97 RBI .297 BA, 29 HR, 89 RBI .300 BA, 41 HR, 111 RBI You might recognize those numbers. They're the stats from the seasons in which Reggie Jackson was from the ages of 29 to 34. Let's now build in a fade to Strawberry's career, because producing at his level for 14 years definitely takes its toll. But let's make the presumption that he stayed a Met for life, and didn't have the luxury of the DH to fall back upon. We'll give
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.