Sunday, May 11, 2014

4 Mets Have Had 7 or More All-Star Appearances

With the Subway Series looming over the horizon, I've decided to do a Mets-centric post. I originally saw this on Google+ and decided to expand on it little a bit. +New York Mets posted that Mets third baseman David Wright has 7 All-Star appearances, there are three other Mets players that have made 7 or more All-Star appearances while with the Mets. Who were they? First I'll go into Wright.

- David Wright
Currently in his 11th season with the Metropolitanos, he is the only active player on this list. Wright made his first All-Star appearance in 2006. He would make five straight All-Star appearances from 2006-2010 while missing the game in 2011. Wright has made two straight All-Star appearances since 2012. Of his 7 appearances, Wright was voted the starting third baseman in 5 of them including last year's game played at Citi Field.Wright has a .389 batting average with 7 hits in 18 at-bats including a homerun.

- Click Here to access David Wright's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access David Wright's All-Star statistics from Baseball Almanac.com

- Mike Piazza
Former Mets catcher and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza made 7 All-Star appearances for the Mets. His first All-Star appearance for the Mets in 1998, the year that he was traded twice (Dodgers to the Marlins then Marlins to the Mets). He would make five straight appearances from 1998-2002 and then two more from 2004-2005. Piazza was voted the National League starting catcher in six of his seven appearances with the Mets. In total, Piazza made a total of 12 All-Star appearances (5 Dodgers/7 Mets). In total he would hit .240 with 6 hits in 25 at-bats with a double and a two homeruns. Piazza was the All-Star MVP of the 1996 game that was played at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia.

- Click Here to access Mike Piazza's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access Mike Piazza's All-Star statistics from Baseball Almanac.com 

- Darryl Strawberry
Strawberry made his debut with the New York Mets on May 6, 1983 winning the National League Rookie of the Year. In 1984 he would make his first All-Star Appearance. In total Strawberry would have 7 All-Star appearances for the Mets and he would be the only player on this list to do so consecutively from 1984-1990. Strawberry was voted the starter for five consecutive games from 1984-1988. In total, Strawberry made 8 straight All-Star appearances (7 Mets/1 Dodgers). He batted .333 with 4 hits in 12 at-bats.

- Click Here to access Darryl Strawberry's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access Darryl Strawberry's career statistics from Baseball Almanac.com 

- Tom Seaver
Hall of Famer Tom Terrific made his debut for the Mets in 1967 and would make his first All-Star appearance as a rookie. This would be the first of seven straight All-Star appearances from 1967-1973. He would make another two straight appearances for the Mets from 1975-1976. Seaver was named the starter of the 1970 All-Star game that was played at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati. He would have probably made a 10th appearance as a Met but he would be traded to the Cincinnati Reds on June 15, 1977 in a heartbreaker of a trade for Seaver and Mets fans alike. Seaver would make a total of 12 All-Star teams (9 Mets/3 Reds). Seaver went 0-0 with 4.85 ERA 14 hits (3 homers) allowed in 13.1 innings pitched with 16 strikeouts and 4 walks.

- Click Here to access Tom Seaver's career statistics from Baseball Reference.com
- Click Here to access Tom Seaver's career statistics from Baseball Almanac.com

Well there you go. Thanks to +New York Mets on Google+ for the question and inspiration for the post.

Until Then Play Ball,
Baseball Sisco