Dae-Sung Koo becomes a Mets legend
If you don’t remember who Dae-Sung Koo is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The Korean-born relief pitcher was only in Queens for a short period of time, but during that span, he was part of one of the most incredible plays ever made in the Subway Series.
Koo had only had one previous plate appearance for his career before May 21, 2005 (It was against the Reds earlier in the year and Koo struck out without even trying to swing).
On that sunny May afternoon, however, Koo felt like taking a hack against none other than Randy freaking Johnson. This swing would actually make contact and go all the way to the wall for a double. That was surprising enough, but that wasn’t nearly as good as what would happen.
Koo’s ability to score from second base on a sac bunt is still one of the most improbable things that I’ve ever seen. Even watching the video above, I still can’t believe it actually happened.
Carlos Delgado sets new Mets record
One of my all-time favorite Mets, first baseman Carlos Delgado had the game of his life on June 17, 2008. The Mets were playing another makeup doubleheader as they tried to sweep the series in the Bronx before heading to Shea Stadium.
Delgado would break the franchise record with his 9 RBI that afternoon as he hit two home runs (one of them a grand slam) to help the Mets demolish the Yankees 15-6. Delgado’s record is still the franchise’s best almost a decade later.