So You Think You Know The Mets: It’s Opening Day… 30 Years Ago

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As a special treat (I have lots of special treats for you this weekend!) here is a new Sporcle quiz I created that looks back 30 years in New York Mets history. I give you the 1987 New York Mets.

In celebration of the start of brand new season of Mets baseball, put on your thinking caps (the blue ones with the orange button on top) and riddle me this…

Can you name all 12 players that appeared on Opening Day in 1987 when the New York Mets hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates at Shea Stadium.

Here are some fun facts about that game, and who knows, maybe it will jog your memory and help you ace this Mets quiz.

The Mets defeated the Pirates 3-2, and all three Mets runs came on one swing of the bat in the first inning. A mammoth three-run homer that rocked Big Shea as 46,102 delirious and adoring fans cheered on as this Met rounded the bases.

The Bucs outhit the Mets 13-7 in this contest, but the starting pitcher for the Amazins was able to induce three double plays to weave out of trouble.

Okay, that’s all the help I’m going to give you, now it’s time for you to try and figure this out. Name the 12 players that manager Davey Johnson used on Opening Day in 1987 to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates?

You have two minutes and the Somos Familia Rule applies. Good Luck Everyone!


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