As the Mets get ready to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a doubleheader later today, it’s only fitting that JonnyIce happened to receive his latest eBay find: A game used line-up card from Game 2 of the Mets-Pirates doubleheader in 1991!
If you ever needed a historical record of how bland (awful?) the ’91 season was, check out this order. David Wright‘s agent Keith Miller leading off, followed by Gary Templeton?! Chris Donnels and a very young Todd Hundley?! By the way, did anyone notice Chris’ name misspelled on the card???
For the Record
For those wondering, the Mets won the nightcap 2-1, after losing Game 1 4-3 in 15 innings. Future Met Roger Mason took the loss.
And the ’91 Mets finished the season 20.5 games behind the division lead. The highlight? David Cone‘s season-ending CG with 19Ks on 141 pitches. To quote Mel Allen “How about that?!”