Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2000
July 11th, 2012 by slangon

For the first All-Star Game of the new millennium, the Mets sent 3 players to the festivities.

Fonzie was named to his first and only All-Star game in 2000. He had a killer year, batting .324 with 25 homers and 94 RBI’s. That’s pretty damn nice from 2nd base. He came into the All-Star game in the 5th to replace Jeff Kent. He went 0 for 2 with a strikeout.

Leiter made his second All-Star team, his only one as a Met. He was en route to a 16-8 record that year. He came into a 1-1 tie in the 4th and unfortunately gave up a 2 RBI single to Derek Jeter. The N.L. never rebounded and Leiter was pegged with the loss.

Mikey P. was once again named a N.L. All-Star, but he didn’t play in the game. I wonder why. Oh. That’s right he was on the DL with a concussion after being “accidentally” beaned with a fastball thrown by some jackass.

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