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Friday, June 20, 2008

Nixon For ‘Resident

I don’t know if Trot Nixon is a “Gangsta” (am I the only one who doesn’t like that reference), but he did become the 335th player to hit a home run for the Mets.

* Of those 335, 64 have hit exactly one home run for the Mets. Among those he’s tied with: Tug McGraw, AFLAC answer from the other night Tim Foli (200+ games for Mets and Angels), Jimmy Piersall (who backpedaled around the bases), and recently deposed Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.

* He’s the 6th player whose last name starts with “N” to homer for the Mets.

Most HR For Mets Last Name Starts with N

14-Xavier Nady
14-Charlie Neal
9-Dan Norman
2- Jon Nunnally
1- Trot Nixon
1-David Newhan
Trot Nixon now has 137 career home runs. That’s the same number of home runs hit by Jackie Robinson, for whom the rotunda in the Mets new ballpark is named. He entered the season with 136 home runs, the same number of home runs hit by former Mets manager Jackie Robinson.

Trot Nixon had 133 home runs for the Red Sox

Most HR for Red Sox Hit at Least 1 HR for Mets

230- Mo Vaughn
133- Trot Nixon
121- John Valentin
And lastly…I hope I’m right on this. Inspired by something a colleague looked up the other day, I tried to create a list of Mets home runs by Presidential last name. I think I got them all.

Most Home Runs by Met Shares last name with US President

192-Howard JOHNSON
89-Gary CARTER
60-Mookie WILSON
17-Vance WILSON
11- Hawk TAYLOR
10-Claudell WASHINGTON
10- Lance JOHNSON
5-Bob JOHNSON
3-Sammy TAYLOR
1-Trot NIXON
1-Stan JEFFERSON
1-Darrin JACKSON
1-Al JACKSON
1-Mark JOHNSON
1-Paul WILSON

True Metstas know…No Met with the last name “Capone” has ever hit a home run.

Great stuff!

Now maybe the Mets will start playing like a team worthy of all its blogs

:: Justin ::