Today marks the 20th year since the Mets by the Numbers website first went live. We’ll celebrate by wishing best of luck to the Mets’ newest No. 20, Peter Alonso, who by the way asked yesterday that everyone just call him Pete.
It’s too early to tell whether Alonso, or Pete as we call him, will make the opening day squad. I suspect he’s a longshot till May, unless they can make some trades this spring. At any rate he’ll be something of a throwback, becoming the first Mets rookie to debut wearing No. 20 in 15 years.
They used to do it all the time.
1965 Greg Goosen
1974 Ike Hampston
1977 John Pacella
1981 Greg A Harris
1982 Rick Ownbey
1983 Mike Fitzgerald
2003 Prentice Redman
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