The New York Mets Encyclopedia: 3rd Edition
Peter C. Bjarkman
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PHILLIPS, Andy 2008 (IF) PHILLIPS, Tony 1998 (OF) PHILLIPS, Jason 2001-2004 (C) PHILLIPS, Mike 1975-1977 (IF) PIAZZA, Mike 1998-2005 (C) PIERSALL, Jim 1963 (OF) PIGNATANO, Joe 1962 (C) POWELL, Grover 1963 (LHP) PRATT, Todd 1997-2001 (C) PRIDIE, Jason 2011 (OF) PUIG, Rich 1974 (IF) PULEO, Charlie 1981-1982 (RHP) PULSIPHER, Bill 1995-1998, 2000 (LHP) PUTZ, J.J. 2009 (RHP) R (45) RAJSICH, Gary 1982-1983 (1B) RAMIREZ, Elvin 2012 (RHP) RAMIREZ, Mario 1980 (IF) RAMIREZ, Ramon 2012
(1984) 31 HOME RUNS ALLOWED Roger Craig (1962) 35 Pedro Astacio (2002) 32 Jay Hook (1962) 31 Pete Harnisch (1996) 30 Rick Reed (1998) 30 Roger Craig (1963) 28 Rick Reed (2000) 28 Steve Trachsel (2001) 28 Chris Capuano (2011) 27 HOLDS Aaron Heilman (2006) 27 David Weathers (2003) 26 Mike Stanton (2004) 25 Pedro Feliciano (2009) 24 Pedro Feliciano (2010) 23 Aaron Heilman (2007) 22 Pedro Feliciano (2008) 21 Duaner Sanchez (2008) 21 Dennis Cook (1998) 21 Turk
roller-coaster seasons at century’s end and thus at the dawn of a new baseball millennium. Chapter 9 catalogs events of the exciting 1998 and 1999 summer sessions, transitional rebuilding years that brought home run mania (with Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa) to big league fans across the nation and also brought Mike Piazza, Robin Ventura and Rickey Henderson to Shea Stadium. The events of these two upbeat and success-laced campaigns are painted as a vital bridge between a glorious franchise past
someone turned out to be the popular fireplug Wally Backman. Backman was dealt to Minnesota for a trio of minor league pitching prospects, but the exchange left a bad taste when Jefferies opened the season in a 1-for-28 slump and remained a yearlong disappointment. Another experiment with Juan Samuel in center was also a failure when the converted second baseman batted only .228 for his half year in town before being booted over to Los Angeles. The trade with Philadelphia for Samuel was an
When it opened for the 1964 season, the new $28.5 million ball yard in Queens boasted a number of architectural firsts when it came to the design of major league stadiums. This was the first sports stadium of such dimensions to provide an extensive escalator system designed to move patrons to seating on all levels; it was also the first that could be converted rapidly from a baseball configuration to a football gridiron by moving several motor-operated grandstands on underground rail tracks.