Top 6 Mets outfield trios in franchise history
By Tim Boyle
3) NY Mets Best Outfield Trios: Kevin Mitchell, Lenny Dykstra/Mookie Wilson, Darryl Strawberry
This outfield trio wasn’t together very long at all. They’re not exactly a trio either because they include a platoon in center field that wasn’t always sharing time.
Back in 1986, the Mets were World Series Champions. A reason for it was the outfield they had at the end of the season which often included Kevin Mitchell in left field, Darryl Strawberry in right field, and either Lenny Dykstra or Mookie Wilson in center field.
Mitchell floated all over the field, hitting .277/.344/.466 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 364 plate appearances. In the postseason, he found himself playing a lot of left field beside either Dykstra or Wilson.
Those two combined to have a wonderful year. Dykstra slashed .295/.377/.445 with 8 home runs and 31 stolen bases. Wilson was a .289/.345/.430 hitter with 9 home runs and 25 stolen bases. I’m not sure you can find too many other duos in any club’s history that shared the field—often a position—who could do the little things so well.
Lastly, we have Strawberry. The power hitter of the club, he hit 27 home runs and drove in 93 this season. It’s literally impossible to make any list about the best Mets outfielders without including him somewhere. And if you’re fan, stay tuned for more.