Piazza’s post 9/11 Blast – Ten days after the 9/11 attacks, baseball resumed in New York with the rival Braves coming to town. Mike Piazza hit a dramatic 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Mets a 3-2 victory.
Bobby Valentine disguised – Mets Manager Bobby Valentine returns to the Mets dugout incognito after being ejected from a game on June 9, 1999. He was subsequently suspended for 2 games for the incident.
Endy Chavez, “The Catch” - In Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS the Mets and Cardinals were tied 1-1 when Endy Chavez made one of the greatest catches in Franchise history, and one the best post season plays ever. Here is the the call by Gary Cohen on WFAN radio…”Edmonds at first and one out, and Pérez deals. Fastball hit in the air to left field, that’s deep, back goes Chávez, back near the wall, leaping, and…. he made the catch! He took a home run away from Rolen! Trying to get back to first is Edmonds… he’s doubled off! And the inning is over! Endy Chávez saves the day! He reached high over the left field wall, right in front of the visitors bullpen, and pulled back a two run homer! He went to the apex of his leap, and caught it in the webbing of his glove, with his elbow up against the fence. A miraculous play by Endy Chávez, and then Edmonds is doubled off first, and Óliver Pérez escapes the 6th inning. The play of the year, the play maybe of the franchise history, for Endy Chávez, and the inning is over.”
Pratt’s NLDS Series clincher – Backup catcher Todd Pratt hits the series-clinching home run in game 4 of the 1999 NLDS versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. The home run barely eluded the glove of center fielder Steve Finley.
The Grand Slam Single – In Game 5 of the 1999 National League Championship Series between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves played into the 15th inning. The Braves took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 15th. In the bottom of the 15th, after Todd Pratt drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game. Robin Ventura stepped to the plate and hit a walk off Grand Slam in the bottom of the 15th, or so he thought. His teammates were so excited that Ventura never reached second base as Todd Pratt, the runner who was on first, picked up Ventura in celebration. Ventura was then mobbed by his teammates, never finishing his trot around the bases. Because he failed to touch all four bases, the hit was officially scored a single.