Aaron Laffey and Anthony Recker are expected to make their Mets debuts this aternoon in the rubber game of the Marlins series. Reports this morning say Laffey will wear No. 47, becoming the first Met to wear that number since Miguel Batista a year ago. Recker will wear No. 20, which last belonged to Jason Pridie in 2011 and hasn’t appeared behind the plate for the Mets since the glory days of Mike Fitzgerald. And, not for nothing, but 1984 was a glorious year for the Mets.

Who knows what to expect of Laffey? He’s a pitch-to-contact lefty with OK numbers in parts of six seasons with four teams, most recently the Blue Jays. Recker in the meantime  is a career .152 hitter over cups of joe with the A’s and Cubs, which means he’s close already to improving upon Mike Nickeas.Johan Santana was trtansferred to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man while Juerys Familia was sent to AAA to make room for Laffey on the active roster.

I’ll be at the game for the first time this year. Let’s Go Mets!!

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  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by ShortyNJ on Sun, 04/07/2013 – 4:22pm.
    Big 9th inning rally for the Mets today! Thirty-one-year-old rookie SCOTT RICE earned his first major league win in the game. In doing so, he moves into a tie for most wins (1) by a Mets pitcher wearing #56. He is tied with Dyar Miller (1980) and Luis Ayala (2008).

    I know what you’re thinking. “Wait a minute! Dyar Miller had two wins for the Mets!” Yes, of course that’s true, but one of the wins came in 1981 while he was wearing #49.

    Submitted by gored82 on Sun, 04/14/2013 – 11:53pm.
    Just got home from seeing “42” and the film has a neat Mets connection. In one scene, Jackie tosses a ball to an admiring young boy as the Montreal Royals train is leaving the station. At the end of the film, the boy is identified as none other than Ed Charles!

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Tue, 04/23/2013 – 4:09pm.
    Laffey has been claimed by Toronto on waivers.

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Tue, 04/23/2013 – 4:10pm.
    According to, Juan Lagares has been assigned #12.

    Submitted by Marc (not verified) on Fri, 05/03/2013 – 3:48pm.
    According to Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger/, the Mets have optioned Collin Cowgill to AAA and called up Andrew Brown, who will wear 47. (….) I guess they had them in stock. 😉

    Submitted by ShortyNJ on Mon, 05/06/2013 – 9:05pm.
    As of this past Friday, more home runs have been hit by a Mets wearing uniform #5 than any other number.

    DAVID WRIGHT hit his 208th career home (and on Sunday hit his 209th). Number 5s have now combined to hit 394 home runs for the Mets. They are led by Wright’s 209 homers as well as JOHN OLERUD (63 home runs), STEVE HENDERSON (35), and ED CHARLES (21).

    Now in second place are players wearing #20, who have hit 392 homers, led by HOWARD JOHNSON (190 home runs), TOMMIE AGEE (82 HRs), JEROMY BURNITZ (37), and RYAN THOMPSON (25).

    Submitted by ShortyNJ on Sun, 05/12/2013 – 8:35pm.
    Andrew Brown became only the second Met ever to hit a home run while wearing #47. The first was Joe McEwing, who hit 13 homers while wearing #47 from 2000 to 2002.

    Submitted by gored82 on Mon, 05/13/2013 – 10:32am.
    That’s not surprising when you consider that McEwing and Brown are the only non-pitchers to have worn that number.

    Submitted by Matt B on Tue, 06/11/2013 – 4:06pm.
    Josh Satin is listed as #13. His old #3 is taken.

    Submitted by ShortyNJ on Fri, 06/21/2013 – 9:39pm.
    Jeremy Hefner now has more wins (6) than anyone else wearing #53 for the Mets. This honor had been held by Mark Guthrie.

    Submitted by gored82 on Fri, 06/28/2013 – 11:58pm.
    True, but rather meaningless considering that Eric Hillman, Chad Bradford, Guthrie, and Hefner have been the only players to have worn that number.

    Submitted by ShortyNJ on Sat, 07/13/2013 – 9:54am.
    Last night Gonzalez Germen became the first Mets player ever to wear #71 in a game, and soon thereafter became the first Met to get a loss while wearing #71.

    By the way, Josh Edgin, the only Met ever to wear #66 in a game, last week became the first Met to earn a save while wearing #66.

    Submitted by gored82 on Tue, 07/23/2013 – 8:05pm.
    And, I suspect, he became the first Met to take a leak while wearing #66, lol!

    Submitted by ShortyNJ on Thu, 07/25/2013 – 8:52pm.
    This afternoon Bobby Parnell earned his 34th career save to pass Doug Sisk and become the Mets’ all-time leader in saves by a pitcher wearing #39.

    Submitted by Max (not verified) on Wed, 08/14/2013 – 11:38pm.
    Can someone take over this site who would update it properly?

    Submitted by hodges14 (not verified) on Tue, 08/27/2013 – 1:28pm.
    Looks like the chain’s got another link, John Buck went to Pittsburgh for prospects Dilson Herrera and a PTBNL.

    Submitted by Matt B on Sat, 08/31/2013 – 7:36pm.
    Jon has run this site amazingly for 14 years. Who knows what is going on in his life? Let’s hope everything is OK with him and his family, as it is unusual for him to go so long without updates. This site is not run by a corporation…it is run by one guy. So instead of stating “this is shit,” cut him a break or start your own site about Mets uniform numbers.

    Submitted by ShortyNJ on Sun, 09/22/2013 – 11:11pm.
    In this afternoon’s game, Carlos Torres became the Mets’ career leader for wins by a pitcher wearing #52. His four wins puts him a head of Ramon Ramirez, who won three games in 2012.

    Also, today Wilfredo Tovar became the first Mets player ever to wear #70 in a regular season game.

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