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86Generally, we can take or leave Old-Timers Days, but if you didn’t wipe your eyes tonight you’re either too young to remember or at the wrong address.

Throwback Night features the Met debut of lefty pitcher Dave Williams, the former Red we traded for in May, wearing the racing stripes and No. 32. Williams, it should be noted, is the third guy to wear No. 32 this year alone for the Mets. Rotten emergency starter Jeremi Gonzalez had it back in May and recently sacked pinch-hitter Eli Marerro took over in June.

In case you’re wondering, that’s not a record, though it ties for second: In 2004, the Mets trotted outfour different stiffs in No. 6 (Ricky Gutierrez, Gerald Williams, Tom Wilson and Jeff Keppinger). We’re impressed if you can even recall Tom Wilson’s Met career.

We needn’t even have to say it, but Heath Bell 19 was optioned to Norfolk to make room for Williams.

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Free, Timo Perez

The Mets on Saturday announced that they’d traded reserve outfielder Timo Perez to the Chicago White Sox for minor league reliever Matt Ginter. Perez, who over three years provided stretches of exciting play interrupted by minor injuries and major brainfarts, was a victim of a numbers game in the outfield. On Sunday, the Mets replaced his reserve spot with former Cub, Astro and Indian infielder Ricky Gutierrez, acquired for a scrub to be named. Update:Sure enough the Mets have issued No. 6 for the 28th time in history. That’s the most ever for any number.

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