Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Six Days

1997 Score #135

Just six more days until the stats start to count!  The New York Mets open their 2015 schedule with a visit to Nationals Park in Washington to battle Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and the Nats.

Quite a few different players put on the No. 6 jersey for the Mets during the club's history, including the likes of Al Weis, Wally Backman and Timo Perez.  But, I had to go with another of my personal favorites, Carlos Baerga, for the honor of reppin' the number.  Carlos only wore this number during the '96 season, when he joined the Mets via a deadline deal with Cleveland.  He then switched over to No. 8 for his final two seasons as a Met.

Added Knowledge:  On July 30, 1996 -- in his first game as a Met -- Carlos delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Mets to a 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh.


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