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In the last three Mind Bogglers, we asked you to name the Mets' hitting and pitching leaders of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. For this week's Mind Boggler, we'd like you to do the same for the team's leaders of the '90s.
Mets leaders in the major hitting and pitching categories during the 1990s.
The Mets started the decade with the last good team of the Frank Cashen/Davey Johnson era. Although Johnson was fired just 42 games into the 1990 season, the Mets did win 91 games that year. Things went downhill after that, however, as the team finished under .500 in each of the next six seasons.
The franchise turned a corner in 1997 with the hiring of general manager Steve Phillips and manager Bobby Valentine, who was hired the previous year. The Mets won 88 games in both 1997 and 1998. In 1999, the final year of the decade, the Mets clinched a Wild Card berth with 97 wins, made their first playoff appearance in 11 years, and advanced to Game 6 of the NLCS, which they lost to the Braves.
You'll have three minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!