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Friday, June 3, 2011

Shortstops Throughout Mets History

I shall continue to be a tool.  Following the Main Mets Men at the corners season by season - we'll continue our series with the position that currently fields my favorite Met.

1962 - Elio Chacon - 110 games
1963 - Al Moran - 116
1964 - Roy McMillan - 111
1965 - Roy McMillan - 153
1966 - Eddie Bressoud - 94
1967 - Bud Harrelson - 149
1968 - Bud Harrelson - 106
1969 - Bud Harrelson - 119
1970 - Bud Harrelson - 156
1971 - Bud Harrelson - 140
1972 - Bud Harrelson - 115
1973 - Bud Harrelson - 103
1974 - Bud Harrelson - 97
1975 - Mike Phillips - 115
1976 - Bud Harrelson - 117 
1977 - Bud Harrelson - 98
1978 - Tim Foli - 112
1979 - Frank Taveras - 153
1980 - Frank Taveras - 140
1981 - Frank Taveras - 79
1982 - Ron Gardenhire - 135
1983 - Jose Oquendo - 116
1984 - Jose Oquendo - 67
1985 - Rafael Santana - 153
1986 - Rafael Santana - 137
1987 - Rafael Santana - 138
1988 - Kevin Elster - 148
1989 - Kevin Elster - 150
1990 - Kevin Elster - 92
1991 - Kevin Elster - 107
1992 - Dick Schofield - 141
1993 - Tim Bogar - 66
1994 - Jose Visciano - 102
1995 - Jose Visciano - 134
1996 - Rey Ordonez - 150
1997 - Rey Ordonez - 118
1998 - Rey Ordonez - 151
1999 - Rey Ordonez - 154
2000 - Mike Bordick - 56
2001 - Rey Ordonez - 148
2002 - Rey Ordonez - 142
2003 - Jose Reyes - 69
2004 - Kazuo Matsui - 110
2005 - Jose Reyes - 161
2006 - Jose Reyes - 149
2007 - Jose Reyes - 160
2008 - Jose Reyes - 158
2009 - Alex Cora - 56
2010 - Jose Reyes - 133


The Mets have had 20 primary shortshops during their history.  

Bud Harrelson leads the way with 10 seasons - 1967-1974, 1976-1977

Rey Ordonez - 6 seasons - 1996-1999, 2001-2002
Jose Reyes - 6 seasons - 2003, 2005-2008, 2010
Kevin Elster - 4 seasons - 1988-1991
Frank Taveras - 3 seasons - 1979-1981
Rafael Santana - 3 seasons - 1985-1987

4 shortshops have covered more than 50% of the seasons.  22 of the previous 49 years have been manned by Harrelson, Ordonez and Reyes. 

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