I was 7 years old in 1995 and my baseball memories are somewhat hazy. I remember a few things. I owned a t-shirt that featured caricatures of Bobby Jones, Pete Harnisch, and Jason Isringhausen with the words YOUNG GUNS printed beneath. So, there's that. As far as the team on the field, I have vivid memories of how the ideal first inning would go for the mets. A Brett Butler hit, a Jose Vizcaino sac bunt, and a Rico Brogna RBI hit to drive in Butler. In my eyes at the time, perfection. I thought I'd peruse Baseball Reference and Ultimate Mets Database and see how many times this actually happened, since it sticks in my mind so clearly.
I filtered 1995 down to games where Brett Butler scored at least 1 run, then looked at each box score looking for the combo of first inning runs, Vizcaino sacs and Brogna RBIs. Here's what I found.
May 11, 1995. Bobby Jones matching up against John Smoltz. Braves go down 1-2-3 in their half, and the Mets come to bat. Butler doubles to right, moves to third on a Vizcaino sac bunt. Brogna doubles to center to score Butler. Jones went on to pitch an impressive game, 2 runs over 8. John Franco got the save, and the Mets won 5-3. Magic.
So that's the one example I could find of the sequence I remember so vividly.
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