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Top seasons by Mets hitters

October 19, 2010 by


Throughout their history the Mets have been known as a pitching-first organization.  But the Mets have had some pretty good years by hitters, too.  Here are the top single-season performances by position in team history, ranked by the WAR calculation available on Baseball-Reference.   Position Player WAR Year 1B John Olerud 8.1 1998 LF Bernard […]

Mets Rewind: July 29

July 29, 2010 by


Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1963: New York Mets traded Jacke Davis to the St. Louis Cardinals for Duke Carmel. 1987: Howard Johnson hit a long two-run tenth inning home run to lead the Mets to a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was one of four […]

Mets at the crossroad

July 26, 2010 by


So the Mets are back home in their friendly familiar settings. Citi Field will no doubt feel like home sweet home. After a disastrous west coast road trip in which the Mets went 2-9 against the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets are tail-spinning out of control. Maybe being […]

Video: Howard Johnson

July 23, 2010 by


As the Mets continue to sputter on the road, the media asked team hitting coach Howard Johnson about the Mets hitting woes …

Mets Rewind: July 4

July 4, 2010 by


Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1978: New York Mets sold Butch Metzger to the Philadelphia Phillies. 1985: In a marathon game that borders on the surreal, the Mets endure two rain delays and six hours and ten minutes of playing time to beat the Braves 16-13 in 19 innings. […]