Category Archives: Trivia

Trivia Friday: January 2nd

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The answer to last week’s question was… Yogi Berra!

The MLB legend is the oldest living man to ever don a Mets uniform… He is 89 years and 235 days old.

Berra, commonly known for his legendary play at catcher with the New York Yankees, is also a Mets legend in his own right. He played a year in Flushing, spent seven years on the Mets coaching staff, and managed another four years for the Amazins’. And in one of those seasons, he took the Mets to the World Series.

And now for this week’s question…

Trivia Friday: December 26th

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The answer to the last question was… FOUR!

Four players with surnames beginning with “Z” have, at one point or another, donned a Mets uniform. They were Pat Zachry, Victor Zambrano, Todd Zeile, and Don Zimmer.

And now for this week’s question…

Trivia Friday- November 28th

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The answer to last week’s question was… BJ Upton, Mark Reynolds, Ryan Zimmerman, and (to an extent) Justin Upton.

All four of those guys, as well as teammate David Wright (he was the subject of the question) grew up in Virginia and played on the same little league team. That coach deserves a gold medal!

BJ and Justin Upton now play for the Atlanta Braves, Zimmerman plays for the Washington Nationals, and Mark Reynolds is a free agent who played for the Milwaukee Brewers last season.

And now for this week’s question…

Trivia Friday- November 21st

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The answer to last week’s question was… Ron Darling.

In 1989, “Ronnie” hit a home run in two consecutive starts… He pitched with the Mets for 9 seasons, from 1983 to 1991. He went 99-75 in his tenure with the Mets, which was highlighted by his All Star appearance in 1985 and his incredible 1986 season, which culminated in Cy Young votes and a World Series victory. Today, of course, Darling broadcasts Mets games on SNY along with Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez.

And now for this week’s question…

Trivia Friday- November 14th

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The answer to last week’s question was…. Jason Phillips.

Phillips played for the Mets from 2001 to 2004. He was Piazza’s backup at catcher, but also served as a first baseman. His best season with the Mets came in 2003, when he hit for a .298 batting average with 11 home runs. In April 2006, based on “Moneyball” author Bill James’s “speed scores”, Phillips was chosen as the slowest active player in the MLB. Today, he is the bullpen catcher for the Seattle Mariners.

And now for this week’s question…

Trivia Friday- November 7th

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The answer to last week’s question was….. Steve Trachsel.

This Halloween baby was nicknamed “The Human Rain Delay” because he took forever to throw a pitch. This right-handed starting pitcher played for the Mets from 2001-2006. His best season with the Mets came in 2003, when he went 16-10 with a 3.78 ERA.

And now for this week’s question…

Trivia Friday- Halloween Edition

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Which former Mets pitcher, who was born on Halloween, was known for the extensive amounts of time that it took for him to deliver the pitch to home plate?

COMMENT your answers!

I’ll post the answer on next week’s trivia friday!