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Latest leaderboard – Number 47

Thank you to everyone who continues to read my blog – the only MLBlog which is scientifically proven to give you 100 per cent of your daily recommended allowance of my ramblings.
 
glavine1.jpgIn the time-honoured tradition of dedicating rankings, I would like to praise one of the best crafty lefties of his generation, Tom Glavine.
 
Glavine wore the Mets’ number 47 jersey from Opening Day 2003 until the end of the 2007 season, starting 164 games and compiling a 61-56 record.
 
He pitched more than 1,000 innings over the five-year spell with an ERA under 3.97. He never had overpowering stuff and, by the time he left the Mets at age 41, he was relying as much on his baseball savvy knowledge on the mound as he was on his pinpoint control and ability to keep the ball in the yard.
 
He won double-digit games with the Mets in all but his first season with the club and he went to the All Star Game in both 2004 and 2006 – his ninth and tenth appearances respectively.
 

glavine2.jpgWhile he never hit the 190-strikeout, 20-win seasons of his Cy Young years, he was still a valuable cog in the New York machine, even if every single person at Shea Stadium knew it was going to be a changeup away.
 
His 15-7 (.682) record in 2006 was the third best in the bigs and his 34 starts the following year was bettered in the National league only by Dontrelle Willis before he decided to turn into a headcase.
 
Whether the $48,000,000 he was paid to play for the Mets was money well-spent or not, fans will remember the Glavine years fondly. In fact, considering the ridiculous lack of depth in the rotation right now, the lure for the 43-year-old probably isn’t that far away.
 
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Latest leaderboard – I’m #44

Mark has updated the MLBlogs leaderboard and I’m delighted to say that I have made it on the list at number 44.

There have been lots of great Mets who have worn that number – David Cone, Ron Darling, Lastings Milledge…

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Ok, so maybe Milledge wasn’t that good. Or famous. But I haven’t shaken hands with any other famous #44s, so he’s the best I’ve got right now.

But rather than waste a dedication in honour of Milledge, I’d like to dedicate my ranking to an event which took place in front of 22,268 fans at Chase Field on August 24, 2005.

It was a night when the Mets set the all-time team record for the total number of bases at 44, breaking the previous high of 40 set in June 1990.

The Mets hit five home runs, seven doubles, seven singles and a triple for a total of 44 bases, 20 hits and 18 runs.

Mike Jacobs and David Wright hit for 11 bases each as Willie Randolph’s Mets crushed Arizona Diamondbacks 18-4.

Six of the Mets starting position players had a multiple-hit game, two Mets (David Wright and Mike Jacobs) had a multi-homer game, two other (Victor Diaz and Ramon Castro) had a multi-doubles game and Jose Reyes fell just a double away from the cycle.

The Mets scored runs in seven of the nine innings, beating up on a host of a dozen D’back pitchers from losing starter Russ Ortiz to Tim Worrell and Jose Valverde.

Ortiz took 85 pitchers to get through four innings, giving up eight runs on seven hits and five walks and the other five pitchers – who all pitched an inning each – took another 126 pitches.

In the history of the New York Mets, the team has only scored more runs than on this night on four occassions.

It’ll probably be another decade before it happens again, so savour this post. But know that if it does, you’ll read all about it here first.

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog and thanks for all your support. It’s very much appreciated.

Here’s the full ranking…

PLAYERS
1. Reed Between the Lines
2. Torii’s Storiis
3. Behind the Mask
4. Deep Thoughts By Gordon Beckham
5. Dining with ‘Dre
6. Laying Down the Lawrie
7. Plouffe!
8. Disco Hayes
9. Perk’s Place
10. Moskie Madness
11. kevin slowey’s (offseason) blog
12. Wagner’s Compositions
13. Bally’s Blog
14. The Doctor (Doolittle) Is In
15. Life in Grey Pants
16. Rantin’ and Raben
17. Kopper’s Kaos
18. A lesson in Suttle-ty
19. Looking Through the Mask
20. Dorn’s Dish

MLB PRO
1. MetsBlog.com
2. Bronx Banter
3. MLB.TV Blog
4. MLB.com Fantasy 411
5. Mets Minor League Blog
6. WasWatching.com
7. Pinstriped Bible
8. Inside the Dodgers
9. YES Blog
10. The Kimberly Jones Blog
11. Around the Horn in KC
12. The Baseball Collector
13. Baseball Nerd
14. *touch* ’em all
15. Ben’s Biz Blog
16. Phillies Insider
17. Inside the White Sox
18. New Era Presents the Call-Up
19. Remembering Harry Kalas
20. Newberg Report
21. Red Sox Insider Blog
22. MLBlogosphere lol
23. The Blob
24. Beat the Streak Report
25. Inside the Giants Clubhouse
26. Vine Line’s Cubs Club Blog
27. Welcome to Third and King
28. Kaat’s Korner
29. The Max
30. Reds Internal Affairs
31. Tommy Lasorda’s World
32. View From the Booth
33. Twins Ballpark Update
34. Gameday
35. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
36. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
37. Friar John’s Blog
38. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
39. Is this thing on?
40. Colorado Springs Sky Sox Official Team Blog
41. Comerica Park, 48201
42. MLB.com Organizational Report
43. Inside the Chiefs
44. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD BLOG
45. MLB Urban Youth Academy
46. Off The Wall with Chris Shearn
47. MLB.TV Mosaic Blog
48. got milb?
49. Struck Out Looking
50. Welcome To The Show

FANS
1. Confessions of a She-Fan
2. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
3. Red State Blue State
4. Julia’s Rants
5. The 1 Constant…Baseball
6. FutureAngels.com
7. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
8. Rockpile Rant
9. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
10. A Diatribe from a Law Student: Baseball Edition
11. Phillies Phollowers
12. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
13. Rays Renegade
14. The ‘Burgh Blues
15. Unfinished Business
16. Plunking Gomez
17. The Happy Youngster…Brew Town’s Ballhawk
18. THE BOSTON RED SOX BLOG
19. The Closer
20. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
21. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
22. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
23. Chirp Chatter
24. King of Cali
25. Mets Go
26. Flair For The Dramatic
27. Yankees Chick
28. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
29. The Blogger in the Gloamin’
30. The Season Experience
31. Short Porch in Right
32. King Yankees
33. Baseball Canadiana
34. Peace, Love, and Baseball
35. Phillies Red Pinstripes
36. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
37. Statistician Magician
38. LA NACION MEDIAS ROJAS
39. Baseball Bats
40. The Watercooler
41. Cambios y Curvas
42. A Misplaced Astros Fan
43. Cubs Gal Who Loves Baseball
44. Fantasy Hardball: a bloop and a blast
45. Rocky Mountain Way…Outside Coors looking in
46. Counting Baseballs
47. All Baseball All The Time
48. The Yankees Baseball Whisperer
49. Yogi Brewer
50. I Live for This


MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS

1. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
2. The Zo Zone
3. Bombers Beat
4. Bowman’s Blog
5. Beck’s Blog
6. Haft-Baked Ideas
7. CastroTurf
8. Postcards from Elysian Fields
9. Muskat Ramblings
10. Major League Bastian
11. Kenny G Around the Horn
12. Alyson’s Footnotes
13. All Nats All the Time
14. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
15. Jim Street Vet Scribe
16. Mark My Word
17. rallymonkeys
18. Brownie Points
19. Brew Beat
20. The Fish Pond
21. Noble Thoughts
22. Big Urb Baseball
23. Being Ozzie Guillen
24. Who’s your Padre?
25. The Spence Report
26. Hardball in the Rockies
27. Kelly’s Corner
28. Rays Plays
29. Inside the D-backs
30. Royals Beat