“37!! My ballteam gave out 37 six!!”

“In a row?”

Trot Nixon, 37th No. 6 in Mets history, and fourth this year, tying its own record from 2004 for the most times issued in a single season and extending 6’s dominance as the most frequently issued Mets jersey.

But based on pure velocity of the turnover, 2008 has been the sixiest season in Mets history. Consider that in 2004, 6 hadn’t been issed for the third time by time Nixon slipped on his new outfit. Chris Aguila was optioned back to AAA to make room for Nixon, illustrating the missed opportunity of handing him 6 as well.

I’d like to wish all you fathers out there a happy birthday. The Mets gave me a double header to accompany installation of a new bathroom vanity. This could be a very long day.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Sun, 06/15/2008 – 9:45am.
    Isn’t this recycling getting a tad silly?

    Just take #8 out of mothballs already. Reissue 27, 44, and 47.

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    Yeah I know you are

    Submitted by SteveJRogers (not verified) on Sun, 06/15/2008 – 3:39pm.
    Yeah I know you are relatively close to me in terms of age, but surprised you pulled a Clerks reference there! Thought that was just for slackers closer to Kevin Smith’s age, like ummm, me!

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    This isn’t about Trot, but

    Submitted by budgeteer on Mon, 06/16/2008 – 3:14pm.
    This isn’t about Trot, but in your roster on the site and in the book, what happened to Rodney McCray who appeared in 18 games for the Mets in 1992, went 1 for 1 and is immortalized for running through an outfield fence? I believe he wore #13 as a Met

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    Hey, thanks for pointing

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Mon, 06/16/2008 – 10:25pm.
    Hey, thanks for pointing that out. McCray appears in the text for the book, but appears to have been omitted from the index. He was also left off this database until just now. I’m not sure how that happened, but thanks again for pointing it out.

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    Kinerism

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Sat, 06/20/2009 – 7:31am.
    Am I the only one, a year later, who caught your Ralph Kiner reference? “For all you fathers out there, Happy Birthday.”

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