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April 22, 2010
BASEBALL: The Met-Killers

See if you can guess the 12 players to post an OPS of 1.000 or greater in their careers against the Mets (minimum 100 plate appearances; source). Some are deeply obscure, but most are familiar, even household names. Answers below the fold.

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1. Stan Musial 1.199 (.405/.515/.684)
2. Mark McGwire 1.129 (.280/.387/.742)
3. Ivan Rodriguez 1.100 (.356/.468/.632)
4. Frank Howard 1.078 (.360/.418/.660)
5. Rico Carty 1.067 (.380/.460/.607)
6. Don Pavletich 1.064 (.354/.448/.616)
7. Mike Piazza 1.056 (.343/.432/.624)
8. Albert Pujols 1.055 (.317/.413/.642)
9. Derek Jeter 1.037 (.386/.441/.596)
10. Todd Helton 1.035 (.348/.452/.583)
11. Claudell Washington 1.001 (.330/.423/.578)

Pavleitch the the guy who makes this impossible as a bar bet. It's not surprising to see a number of guys here like Musial (the only career .400 hitter against the Mets) who only ever saw the team during their early desperate years.

Claudell did all his damage after leaving the Mets (including batting .458 against them in 1981), which didn't really help his reputation as a guy who could have been better if he'd been more consistently motivated ("Washington Slept Here").

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:54 PM | Baseball 2010 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Wow, I figured Chipper would be a given.

Posted by: RW at April 23, 2010 10:58 AM

Is "11" the new 12?

Posted by: Mark D at April 23, 2010 12:46 PM
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