Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1984
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were really starting to gain momentum in 1984, although they would still come up a bit short. They did however improve their record from 68-94 in 1983 to 90-72. They also sent 4 guys to the All-Star Game that year, which was the most they’d had to that point in their history.

Doc was named to his first All-Star team during his rookie year, which is pretty awesome. He also led the league in strikeouts, which is also pretty awesome. He also pitched 2 innings in the All-Star game, striking out the side in 5th. Can you imagine? You’re 20 years old and the first 3 batters you face in your first All-Star game all whiff? I almost forget what a huge deal Doc was at the time, but reading things like that totally makes me remember.

Fresh off of his Rookie of the Year season, Darryl was named to his first All-Star game as well. He got the start in right and went 1 for 2, notching a single off of Jack Morris. He also swiped a bag.

My favorite ball player of all-time got his first All-Star nod as a member of my favorite team this year as well. He came in in the 3rd to replace Steve Garvey. He only got 1 at-bat in which he struck out.

Jesse Orosco rounded out the Mets All-Stars for 1984. He did not see any action, though.

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