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New York Mets signed free agent Mike Cubbage of the Minnesota Twins on December 19, 1980.

New York Mets released Bill Almon on December 19, 1980.

New York Mets traded Al Shirley to the Kansas City Royals for Brent Mayne on December 19, 1995.

Cleveland Indians signed Danny Graves of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 19, 2005.

New York Mets released Kaz Ishii on December 19, 2005.

New York Mets signed free agent Chip Ambres of the Boston Red Sox on December 19, 2006.

New York Mets signed free agent Frank Francisco of the Toronto Blue Jays on December 19, 2011.

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Bud Harrelson
Born: June 6, 1944
at Niles, Cal.
Years with Mets: 1965 - 1977
1322 games. 6 hr, 242 rbi, 0.234
490 runs, 115 stolen bases

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1. Tom Seaver 847 Seaver
2. Jerry Koosman 820
3. Dwight Gooden 651
4. Ron Darling 614
5. Sid Fernandez 596
6. Al Leiter 546 Koosman
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8. Jon Matlack 419
9. Craig Swan 368
10. Steve Trachsel 354

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