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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 61 of 981 players
Olerud
John Garrett Olerud
Born: August 5, 1968 at Seattle, Wash.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.05 Weight: 220

John Olerud was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on August 5, 2004, April 4, 2005, May 29, 2005, May 30, 2005, December 7, 2005, August 5, 2009, November 25, 2012, December 20, 2012, and August 5, 2013.

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First Mets game: April 1, 1997
Last Mets game: October 19, 1999





Winner of National League Player of the Week award, September 28, 1997, September 20, 1998, August 9, 1998. (New York Mets)

Uniform Number:5
John Olerud also played for the following teams:
Traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets in exchange for Robert Person on December 20, 1996.

Signed with Seattle Mariners as a free agent on December 7, 1999.

  • Tied Mets season record of 162 Games in 1999. Record was previously set by Felix Millan in 1975.
  • Established a Mets season record for Walks in 1999 with 125.
  • Tied Mets season record of 13 Hit by Pitch in 1997. Record was previously set by Ron Hunt in 1963.

Click the icon to see a graph of John Olerud's batting, slugging, and on base percentages

Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1997 154 524901543412210285567130008256.294.489.400
1998 160 55791197364229396117342217307.354.551.447
1999 162 5811071733901996125566113006269.298.463.427
3 years 476 1662288524109563291306212062852121832.315.501.425

Division Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1999 4 163700163120000010.438.625.526
1 year 4 163700163120000010.438.625.526

League Championship Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1999 6 274800262130000014.296.519.345
1 year 6 274800262130000014.296.519.345

  • Tied for National League lead in games with 162 in 1999.
  • Led Mets in games with 154 in 1997, with 160 in 1998 and with 162 in 1999.
  • Led Mets in at bats with 524 in 1997. Tied for Mets lead in at bats with 557 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in runs with 90 in 1997.
  • Led Mets in hits with 197 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in singles with 135 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in doubles with 34 in 1997. Tied for Mets lead in doubles with 36 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in runs batted in with 102 in 1997 and with 93 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in batting average with .354 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in slugging percentage with .551 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in on base percentage with .400 in 1997, with .447 in 1998 and with .427 in 1999.
  • Led Mets in on base plus slugging with .998 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in walks with 85 in 1997, with 96 in 1998 and with 125 in 1999.
  • Led Mets in intentional walks with 11 in 1998.
  • Led Mets in hit by pitch with 13 in 1997 and with 11 in 1999.
  • Led Mets in total bases with 256 in 1997 and with 307 in 1998.
  • Tied for Mets lead in sacrifice flies with 7 in 1998.

Games where John Olerud had 2 or more Home Runs
At Pittsburgh (NL) 06/29/97. vs. Houston (NL) 08/10/97. vs. Montreal (NL) 07/11/98. vs. Montreal (NL) 04/18/99.

Games where John Olerud had 4 or more Hits
At Los Angeles (NL) 04/08/97. At Colorado (NL) 05/06/97. At St. Louis (NL) 08/13/97. vs. Montreal (NL) 09/11/97.
vs. Montreal (NL) 07/11/98. At Colorado (NL) 08/09/98. At Houston (NL) 09/16/98. At Montreal (NL) 04/11/99.
At Atlanta (NL) 06/25/99.

Games played by position
1997: First Base 146
1998: First Base 157
1999: First Base 160

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which John Olerud was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1997 011129001000
1998 06895400000
1999 00159000000
Totals 0173775401000







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