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1987 HEADLINE: Darryl Strawberry & Howard Johonson – First Ever 30/30 Teammates!!

1987 HEADLINE: Darryl Strawberry & Howard Johonson – First Ever 30/30 Teammates!!

On this date in 1987, Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson of the New York Mets became the first ever teammates to both join the ’30/30′ club in the same season.

The ’30/30′ club is pretty exclusive.  And the members have to be a very specific kind of player.  Powerful enough to hit bomb after bomb into the outfield seats, yet graceful and quick enough to swipe base after base in a frenzied rush to outrun a catcher’s throw.

It’s an amazing accomplishment to become a member of the ’30/30′ club.  But when 2 players on the same team reach that goal, it is baseball history!!!

By the end of the ’87 season, Darryl Strawberry finished the season with 39 home runs and 36 stolen bases.  With him was teammate Howard Johnson who crushed 36 homers and swiped 32 bases.

Congrats to Straw & HOJO!!!

Happy Birthday Darryl Strawberry!!!

Happy Birthday Darryl Strawberry!!!

Darryl Strawberry turns 52 years old today.

Darryl Strawberry made an immediate impact on the sport during his debut in 1983.  The league’s Rookie of the Year played like a seasoned veteran and quickly became the centerpiece of the New York Mets and their championship roster.

Equipped with the perfect blend of speed and power, Straw’s talents landed him on 8 consecutive All-star teams while he and the Mets took baseball by storm.  His career home run total of 335 and stolen base count of 221 along with his 1,000 career RBI show just how versatile and steady he was.

Strawberry had his share of setbacks during his career that didn’t allow him to become the MVP that he had the talent to be.  Yet he still found himself as a member of 3 World Series Championship teams!!!

Happy Birthday ‘Straw’!!!

1987 HEADLINE: Darryl Strawberry & Howard Johonson – First Ever 30/30 Teammates!!

1987 HEADLINE: Darryl Strawberry & Howard Johonson – First Ever 30/30 Teammates!!

On this date in 1987, Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson of the New York Mets became the first ever teammates to both join the ’30/30′ club in the same season.

The ’30/30′ club is pretty exclusive.  And the members have to be a very specific kind of player.  Powerful enough to hit bomb after bomb into the outfield seats, yet graceful and quick enough to swipe base after base in a frenzied rush to outrun a catcher’s throw.

It’s an amazing accomplishment to become a member of the ’30/30′ club.  But when 2 players on the same team reach that goal, it is baseball history!!!

By the end of the ’87 season, Darryl Strawberry finished the season with 39 home runs and 36 stolen bases.  With him was teammate Howard Johnson who crushed 36 homers and swiped 32 bases.

Congrats to Straw & HOJO!!!

Happy Birthday Darryl Strawberry!!!

Happy Birthday Darryl Strawberry!!!

Darryl Strawberry turns 51 years old today.

Darryl Strawberry made an immediate impact on the sport during his debut in 1983.  The league’s Rookie of the Year played like a seasoned veteran and quickly became the centerpiece of the New York Mets and their championship roster.

Equipped with the perfect blend of speed and power, Straw’s talents landed him on 8 consecutive All-star teams while he and the Mets took baseball by storm.  His career home run total of 335 and stolen base count of 221 along with his 1,000 career RBI show just how versatile and steady he was.

Strawberry had his share of setbacks during his career that didn’t allow him to become the MVP that he had the talent to be.  Yet he still found himself as a member of 3 World Series Championship teams!!!

Happy Birthday ‘Straw’!!!

David Wright And Mets Agree To 7-Year Extension Through 2022

From MLB.com

The Mets and third baseman David Wright have come to terms on a seven-year, $122 million extension that will keep the six-time All-Star and face of the franchise in New York, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Friday.

The Mets have not commented on or confirmed the deal, which was first reported by Ed Coleman of WFAN Radio in New York.

Wright, who will turn 30 on Dec. 20, will make $16 million in 2013, the final year of his existing contract. Then he’ll make $122 million over the next seven years. The deal will be the most lucrative in club history. In total, Wright’s new deal will be for $138 million over the next eight years. Johan Santana’s six-year, $137.5 million contract from 2008 had previously been the club’s most expensive deal.

Wright, who could have become a free agent after next season, is in Jacksonville, Fla., to attend teammate Daniel Murphy’s wedding this weekend, according to ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin, who reported that the deal will likely be announced sometime next week after Wright returns to New York for a physical exam.

Wright was drafted by New York with the 38th pick in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft, and made his Major League debut in 2004. In his nine-year career in Flushing, he has taken over the franchise lead in hits (1,426), RBIs (818) and walks (616). He hit .306 with 21 homers and 93 RBIs in 156 games for New York in 2012.

The deal enhances the possibility of Wright playing his entire career in a Mets uniform. If he plays out the contract in New York, he will be approaching 38 years old and will have played 17 seasons with the Mets.

With a deal in place for Wright, the Mets will head to next week’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., focused on the future of Music City native and 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, who can become a free agent after next season.

Darryl Strawberry 2012 Topps Archives – 1986 Topps Design

Darryl Strawberry 2012 Topps Archives – 1986 Topps Design

As the 1986 baseball season unfolded, the New York Mets were being led by a strong mixture of veteran and young talent.  And that combination worked well enough to earn them their second World Series championship in team history.

On the side of youth was Darryl Strawberry.  And while his experience may not have been a match for the team’s veteran players, his offfense certainly was.

Strawberry was just 24 years old during the 1986 season, but he was talented enough to finish 2nd on the team in doubles, 2nd in triples, 1st in home runs, 2nd in RBI, 2nd in stolen bases, and 2nd in total bases.

Atta Boy Darryl!!!

1987 HEADLINE: Darryl Strawberry & Howard Johonson – First Ever 30/30 Teammates!!

1987 HEADLINE: Darryl Strawberry & Howard Johonson – First Ever 30/30 Teammates!!

On this date in 1987, Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson of the New York Mets became the first ever teammates to both join the ’30/30′ club in the same season.

The ’30/30′ club is pretty exclusive.  And the members have to be a very specific kind of player.  Powerful enough to hit bomb after bomb into the outfield seats, yet graceful and quick enough to swipe base after base in a frenzied rush to outrun a catcher’s throw.

It’s an amazing accomplishment to become a member of the ’30/30′ club.  But when 2 players on the same team reach that goal, it is baseball history!!!

By the end of the ’87 season, Darryl Strawberry finished the season with 39 home runs and 36 stolen bases.  With him was teammate Howard Johnson who crushed 36 homers and swiped 32 bases.

Congrats to Straw & HOJO!!!

Darryl Strawberry 2012 Topps Archives – 1980 Topps Design

Darryl Strawberry 2012 Topps Archives – 1980 Topps Design

Topps did it again.  They have produced magic!!!

Have a look:

As you see, this card is of Darryl Strawberry and the 1980 Topps baseball card design.

Sure, Darryl did not play in 1980; he made his debut with the Mets in 1983.

But, he was drafted in 1980 by the Mets.  He was the number one draft pick, right out of high school, and just 18 years old!!

Great card by Topps – and they paired him up with the perfect ‘Archive’ design.

New York Mets’ David Wright Becomes Team’s All-Time RBI Leader

New York Mets’ David Wright Becomes Team’s All-Time RBI Leader

By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com

NEW YORK — It may have taken David Wright a week to do it, but the Mets’ RBI record now belongs to him alone.

Wright hit a two-run home run against the Marlins in the sixth inning Wednesday, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead and putting him alone in franchise history with 735 RBIs. Wright had tied Darryl Strawberry with his 733rd RBI on April 18.

The third baseman already holds the franchise record for most career doubles (282), and is on track to pass Strawberry for most walks (580) and strikeouts (960) in club history. Before the season is finished, he could also catch Ed Kranepool in hits (1,418) and Jose Reyes in runs scored (704).

Wright ranks in the top 10 in franchise history in nearly every other major offensive category, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging. He has a $16 million team option on his contract for next season, after which he can become a free agent for the first time in his career. Whether he re-signs will play a significant role in how many records he is able to hold or extend.

Happy Birthday Darryl Strawberry!!!

Happy Birthday Darryl Strawberry!!!

Darryl Strawberry turns 50 years old today.

Darryl Strawberry made an immediate impact on the sport during his debut in 1983.  The league’s Rookie of the Year played like a seasoned veteran and quickly became the centerpiece of the New York Mets and their championship roster.

Equipped with the perfect blend of speed and power, Straw’s talents landed him on 8 consecutive All-star teams while he and the Mets took baseball by storm.  His career home run total of 335 and stolen base count of 221 along with his 1,000 career RBI show just how versatile and steady he was.

Strawberry had his share of setbacks during his career that didn’t allow him to become the MVP that he had the talent to be.  Yet he still found himself as a member of 3 World Series Championship teams!!!

Happy Birthday ‘Straw’!!!