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Dodgers vs. Mets: 8 Facts to Know About the First Series of the Second Half

Friday after the All-Star break, the Dodgers open a three-game series at Citi Field. Here’s 10 things to know about the Dodgers vs. Mets series.

  • The Dodgers have 362 wins and 288 losses against the Mets.
  • The Mets’ colors are blue from the Brooklyn Dodgers and orange from the New York Giants.
  • Duke Snider, the Hall of Fame Dodger center fielder, played for the Mets in 1963.
  • Gil Hodges, the Hall of Fame Dodger first baseman, played for the Mets in 1962 and 1963 and managed the Mets from 1968 to the spring of 1972. Hodges piloted the Amazin’ Mets of 1969 to their first world championship.
  • In 1988, after losing 10 out of 11 games, the upstart Dodgers met the Mets in the NLCS. Thanks to a dramatic home run by Mike Scioscia, a dramatic home run by Kirk Gibson, and brilliant pitching performances by Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers won the NLCS against the Mets 4 games to 3 games. The Dodgers went on to win their last 162-game world championship.
  • In December 1990, Darryl Strawberry signed a massive contract with the Dodgers after playing with the Mets.
  • In the 2015 NLDS, the Dodgers lost to the Mets 3 games to 2 games. During this hot-contested series, baseball realized they needed to protect second baseman and shortstop from sliding players, known as the Chase Utley rule.
  • Julio Urías made his Major-League debut against the Mets on May 26, 2016.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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