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New York Mets signed free agent Ike Hampton on August 22, 1970.

New York Mets sold Jorge Toca to the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 22, 2003.

New York Mets traded Evan MacLane to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Shawn Green on August 22, 2006.

Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Rod Barajas of the New York Mets on waivers on August 22, 2010.

New York Mets signed free agent Daisuke Matsuzaka on August 22, 2013.

New York Mets purchased Eric Young from the Atlanta Braves on August 22, 2015.

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Kelly Shoppach
Born: April 29, 1980
at Fort Worth, Tex.

Years with Mets: 2012

28 games. 3 hr, 10 rbi, 0.203
7 runs, 0 stolen bases

All-Time Mets Leaders
Total Bases
1. David Wright 2945 Wright
2. Jose Reyes 2219
3. Ed Kranepool 2047
4. Darryl Strawberry 2028
5. Mike Piazza 1885
6. Howard Johnson 1823 Reyes
7. Edgardo Alfonzo 1736
8. Cleon Jones 1715
9. Mookie Wilson 1586
10. Carlos Beltran 1567

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