Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/30/13
2007 TOPPS FINEST TOM GLAVINE This shot of Tom Glavine wielding lumber got me thinking about the batting history of Mets pitchers. Here are some random hits and misses… FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME The first triple by a Mets pitcher was recorded by Bob L. “Don’t Call Me Bob G.” Miller on June 12, 1962. It came in the 6th inning of a 3-2 loss to Ken Johnson and the Colt .45s. A little more than a year later, a Mets pitcher went yard for the first time, with Carl Willey connecting for a grand slam on July 15, 1963 in a 14-5 win over the Colt .45s. And the pitcher for Houston that day? You guessed it: none other than the very same Ken Johnson. PITCH PERFECT Myriad Mets pitchers have finished a season with a 1.000 average, but the majority of them have done so on the strength of a one-for-one campaign. Only two hurlers have finished a season with a 1.000 average by going two-for-two. On September 28, 1988, big lefty David West singled off both Larry McWilliams and Dan Quisenberry, as the ...
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