Some fun facts about the Subway Series

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It’s that time of the year again Yankees and Mets fans. The time of year where you could take the MTA to your opposing teams stadium and watch some great New York baseball: The Subway Series. I love to make a big deal about the Subway Series because it’s the only time of the year where both New York teams play one another (and I love to make a big deal when the Yankees win the series). Now, in spirit of the Subway Series, I found some fun facts that I think you would be interested in. (I know it did this last year, but this year has some fun facts that I didn’t add). So here they are, and enjoy.

1.) Casey Stengel is the only former Yankee and Met to have his number retired by both teams. Stengel’s number 37 was retired by the Mets in 1965 while the Yankees retired his number in 1970.

2.) 111 players played for both the Yankees and the Mets. Pedro Feliciano would have been the 112th player, but he never pitched in a Major League game for the Yankees during his two-year contract.

3.) Prior to the Subway Series Match-Ups, the Yankees and Mets would play annually during the Mayor Trophy’s Game. The final Mayor Trophy’s game was in 1983. In all the match-ups the Yankees came out victorious with a 10-8-1 record.

4.) The largest blowout during the Subway Series was a 15-0 Yankees victory on June 14, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.

5.) David Cone was the only pitcher to win 20 games while playing for both the Yankees and the Mets. Cone was 20-3 in 1988 with the Mets and 20-7 in 1998 with the Yankees.

6.) Mariano Rivera earned his only RBI at Citi-Field on June 28, 2009 when he walked with the bases loaded against closer Francisco Rodriguez. He also earned his 500th career save.

7.) In 2003 the Yankees won all six games of the Subway Series, having the only Subway Series sweep in history.

8.) Four men have managed both the Yankees and the Mets: Joe Torre, Yogi Berra, Dallas Green and Casey Stengel.

9.) Alex Rodriguez hit his 564th career HR on June 26, 2009 at Citi Field to pass Reggie Jackson on the all-time HR list.

10.) The New York Yankees have won five straight series against the Mets coming into tonight’s series.

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on May 27, 2013, in Misc. News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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