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Mets: The most memorable Amazin’ moments of the Subway Series

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NEW YORK - MAY 21: David Wright
NEW YORK - MAY 21: David Wright
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NEW YORK – JUNE 29: Carlos Delgado
NEW YORK – JUNE 29: Carlos Delgado

The Subway Series kicks off at Yankee Stadium on Monday night for the 21st occasion

While the Mets may still be well below .500 when the face their crosstown rivals (46-62 overall), they’ve had their fair share of memorable moments throughout the years. There have been memorable home runs, hit by pitches, walk-offs, and even run-scoring play from second base on a sac bunt.

Mlicki goes the distance

It all started with the very first interleague game between the two New York teams. Back on June 16, 1997, the Mets shut out the defending World Series champions, 6-0, behind starter Dave Mlicki‘s complete game.

Mlicki’s career with the Mets wasn’t particularly memorable when it was all said and done, but this gem thrown at Yankee Stadium will forever live in Mets lore.

Piazza’s grand slam against Clemens

Mike Piazza hit a lot of great home runs, but one of my favorites came off Roger Clemens at Yankee Stadium on June 9, 2000.

The salami gave the Mets an early 4-0 lead in the third inning. The Amazin’s would end up destroying the Yankees in the first game of that year’s series, 12-2.

One has to wonder if that grand slam had any effect on the incident that occurred at the makeup game that would be played at Yankee Stadium the following month though. My money is on the fact that it definitely did.

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