I wanted to update this with a comment Terry Collins made regarding today’s all homegrown lineup:
“Coming from player development,” said Collins, “this really is a great tribute to the scouts that go out there and get no glory except for reading the box scores every day and hoping that someday one of the players they sign is going to play in the big leagues. To see a lineup that’s filled with players drafted, signed and developed by the Mets, I think think it’s a great compliment to the organization.”
All the Mets players in Thursday afternoon’s lineup against Miami are homegrown. According to Elias, it’s the first time this has happened in 41 years, and the fourth time in franchise history.
Below are the other three occurrences:
Sept. 15, 1971 (Game No. 2 of a double-header vs. Cubs): Martinez SS Garrett 3B Milner LF Kranepool 1B Jorgensen CF Singleton RF Dyer C Foli 2B McGraw P – 3-2 loss
Sept. 17, 1971: (at Pittsburgh) Martinez 2B Harrelson SS Jones LF Kranepool 1B Jorgensen CF Singleton RF Dyer C Foli 3B Gentry P – 3-0 win
Sept. 19, 1971: (at Pittsburgh) Martinez 2B Harrelson SS Milner LF Kranepool 1B Singelton RF Dyer C Foli 3B Koosman P – 5-2 win
Pretty cool if you ask me.
Credit the Player Development Department for a job well done.