Re: Whatever happened to Dave Kingman?
- From: Peter LaFaberge <anonymous_mail_sync@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 06:13:53 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 12, 3:02 pm, "Danny Napoleon" <yourgu...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Peter LaFaberge" <anonymous_mail_s...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Dave Kingman was the greatest Home Run hitter in Mets history. One
year he led the majors in Home Runs while batting just .211! Another
year he had over 30 Home Runs by the All-Star break but then broke him
thumb, thus eliminating him from the single-season Home Run record of
61 (at the time).
Whatever happened to him? Why isn't he in the Hall of Fame? And
could he possibly come back to the Mets as a hitting/Home Run coach?
Kingman never won a home run title as a Met. He did so for the Cubs in a
season in which he hit .288.
He is not by any measure the greatest home run hitter in Mets history. His
37 homers in 1982 have been exceeded seven times since:
Beltran(41); Hundley(41); Piazza(40 & 38);Strawberry(39&39); and Howard
His 154 homers as a Met rank him somewhat short of Strawberry's 252.
Hey Napolean, I just looked it up, it's a fact that Dave Kingman led
the NL with 37 HRs
in 1982, batting just .204, the lowest batting average ever to win a
Home Run title. And he won that NL HR Title that year as a New York