In 1962, the New York Mets didn’t fare that well, having lost a record 120 games in their first season in the National League. There weren’t very many bright spots that year, but one player did stand out and had himself a pretty solid season even by today’s standards.
After 11 seasons in the NL, Frank Thomas still had a lot left in the tank in ’62 and was a pretty lethal force in the middle of the Mets lineup. Although he didn’t have much of a supporting cast, Thomas still managed to drive in 94 runs while batting .266 and posting a .824 OPS. Thomas, 33 at the time, clubbed 34 home runs to lead the team and finished sixth in the league.
I thought it would be a good challenge to see how many of you could name the player who led the team in home runs each year beginning with the 1980 season.
Think you can name every player who led the Mets in home runs from 1980 to 2018?
Prove it… You’ve got three minutes.