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Thursday, April 26, 2012
All homegrown in 1971

By Mike Mazzeo

All the Mets players in Thursday afternoon’s lineup against Miami are homegrown. According to Elias, it’s the first time this has happened in 41 years, and the third time in franchise history.

Below are the other two occurrences:

Sept. 17, 1971: (at Pittsburgh) Martinez 2B Harrelson SS Jones LF Kranepool 1B Jorgensen CF Singleton RF Dyer C Foli 3B Gentry P 3-0 win

Sept. 19, 1971: (at Pittsburgh) Martinez 2B Harrelson SS Milner LF Kranepool 1B Jorgensen CF Singelton RF Dyer C Foli 3B Koosman P 5-2 win

Correction on the old note from Elias:

In one of the 1971 games (9/15, started by McGraw) Wayne Garrett was in the starting lineup. Although he had never played for another MLB team at that point he had been a Rule V pick from the Braves system before the 1969 season, so he was not completely homegrown.