2007 New York Mets
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2007 New York Mets / Franchise: New York Mets / BR Team Page
Managed by Willie Randolph
History, Comments, Contributions
The 2007 New York Mets, who were favored to win the division, had a notable collapse at the end of the season. In first place for 140 days, they lost 12 of their last 17 games. On the last day of the regular season, they were tied for first place with the Philadelphia Phillies, who had erased a seven-game deficit since September 12th. The Mets lost 8-1 to the Florida Marlins as the Marlins had a seven-run 1st inning against veteran pitcher Tom Glavine. Meanwhile, the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals to clinch the division title.
The 2007 Mets were the first major league team to feature six players who were at least 40 years old: Julio Franco, Jeff Conine, Moises Alou, Orlando Hernandez, Sandy Alomar Jr. and Tom Glavine (the 1947 Chicago White Sox had held the record of 5). In spite of that, neither the pitching staff nor the team as a whole was the oldest in the league.
Awards and Honors
- All-Stars: Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Billy Wagner and David Wright
- NL Gold Glove: Carlos Beltran (OF) and David Wright (3B)
- NL Silver Slugger Award: Carlos Beltran (OF) and David Wright (3B)