Mets Minutia – 12/11/09
Posted by JD on December 11, 2009
The Mets home run leader board is topped by Darryl Strawberry (252) and Mike Piazza (220). 32 home runs is about a season’s worth of homers for a better-than-average home run hitter, and that’s about what the leaderboard shows: Straw had 608 more at-bats as a Met than Piazza (although he played in 276 more games). Straw had back-to-back 39 home run seasons in 87/88, Piazza hit 40 and 38 in 99/00, respectively. Straw’s home run/at-bat ratio as a Met was 5.54/1, Piazza’s was 5.58/1.
Hey, I know it’s not my best Minutia. Not by a long shot. But it’s Friday, it’s been a long week, and I’m just trying not to overthink this whole gimmick. So take it for what it’s worth: when it comes to home runs, Strawberry and Piazza were fairly equal as Mets.