Mojo Rising Bracket: (6) John Franco vs. (11) Turk Wendell
(6) John Franco – Mets all-time leader in saves and appearances. Has the most saves out of any left-handed pitcher in Major League history. Gave up his 31 for Mike Piazza and began a season long effort to ensure Piazza would remain a Met. Switched to 45 to honor Tug McGraw. Earned key save in Game 2 of 2000 NLDS striking out Barry Bonds, and he was the last Mets pitcher to win a World Series game in Shea Stadium. Wearing an FDNY cap, the Brooklyn born Franco was the winning pitcher for the Mets first game back after 9/11. Inducted into Mets Hall of Fame in 2012.
(11) Turk Wendell – Known and loved best by Mets fans for the shark tooth necklace and spiking of the rosin bag at the back of the mound. Key and primary right-handed set-up man on the 1999 and 2000 teams which were the first Mets teams to make the postseason in consecutive years. Had a 2.84 postseason ERA for the Mets.