Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1996
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

Well, the Game is probably going to start soon, so I think this will be my last post for today. I covered 22 years worth of Mets All-Stars today. I think I can handle the rest tomorrow.

In 1996, there were 2 Mets on the N.L. All-Star roster. Both were first timers.

Todd Hundley had a career year in 1996, setting a Mets single season home run record that still stands, although it’s been tied since. He knocked 41 balls over the fence and drove in 112. He came in the game in the 6th, replacing Mike Piazza of all people. He got 1 at-bat in which he flew out.

Lance Johnson made the only All-Star appearance of his career this year. He got the start in center field and had a huge day. In 4 at-bats, he collected a double and 2 singles. He also scored a run and stole a base.

One Response to “Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1996”

  1. I definitely remember this ASG, and I remember how proud I was of Lance Johnson. It really cemented him as one of my favorite Mets of all time.

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