Saturday, March 28, 2015

Nine Days

1997 UD Collector's Choice Premier Power #PP11

Single digits til Opening Day for the New York Mets!  The Amazins begin the 2015 campaign on April 6 as they visit the nation's capital to take on the Washington Nationals.

Some notable players wore the No. 9 for the Mets throughout club history, including Joe Torre, Gregg Jefferies and Todd Zeile.  But, in my opinion, none top former All-Star Todd Hundley, whose 41 home runs in 1996 not only established a Mets record but also set the power standard for catchers (since bested by Javy Lopez in 2003).

Added Knowledge:  Todd became the first catcher in Mets history to post multiple-HR seasons when he launched 30 long balls in 1997


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