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New York Mets sold Chris Cannizzaro to the New York Yankees on December 7, 1966.

New York Mets purchased Tim Foli from the San Francisco Giants on December 7, 1977.

New York Mets traded Walt Terrell to the Detroit Tigers for Howard Johnson on December 7, 1984.

New York Mets traded Doug Sisk to the Baltimore Orioles for Blaine Beatty and Greg Talamantez on December 7, 1987.

Minnesota Twins signed Don Schulze of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 7, 1987.

New York Mets traded Wally Backman and Mike Santiago to the Minnesota Twins for Toby Nivens, Steve Gasser and Jeff Bumgarner on December 7, 1988.

Cleveland Indians signed Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 7, 1989.

Mets drafted Mike Draper from the New York Yankees on December 7, 1992.

New York Mets signed free agent Chris Jones of the Colorado Rockies on December 7, 1994.

Seattle Mariners signed John Olerud of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 7, 1999.

New York Mets traded Robin Ventura to the New York Yankees for David Justice on December 7, 2001.

New York Mets signed free agent D. J. Carrasco of the Arizona Diamondbacks on December 7, 2010.

New York Mets traded Mike Antonini to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Chin-lung Hu on December 7, 2010.

New York Mets signed free agent Ronny Paulino of the Florida Marlins on December 7, 2010.

Florida Marlins signed Jose Reyes of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 7, 2011.

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Art Shamsky
Born: October 14, 1941
at St. Louis, Mo.

Years with Mets: 1968 - 1971

406 games. 42 hr, 162 rbi, 0.266
133 runs, 4 stolen bases

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1. Tom Seaver 44 Seaver
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Bob Ojeda 9
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