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Toronto Blue Jays claimed Lee Mazzilli of the New York Mets on waivers on July 31, 1989.

New York Mets traded Rick Aguilera, Dave West, Kevin Tapani, Tim Drummond and Jack Savage to the Minnesota Twins for Frank Viola on July 31, 1989.

New York Mets traded Bret Saberhagen and David Swanson to the Colorado Rockies for Juan Acevedo and Arnold Gooch on July 31, 1995.

New York Mets traded Leo Estrella to the Toronto Blue Jays for Tony Phillips on July 31, 1998.

New York Mets traded Bernard Gilkey and Nelson Figueroa to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Jorge Fabregas and Willie Blair on July 31, 1998.

New York Mets traded Bill Pulsipher to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Kinkade on July 31, 1998.

New York Mets traded Craig Paquette to the St. Louis Cardinals for Shawon Dunston on July 31, 1999.

New York Mets traded Brian McRae, Rigo Beltran and Tom Johnson to the Colorado Rockies for Darryl Hamilton and Chuck McElroy on July 31, 1999.

New York Mets traded Jason Isringhausen and Greg McMichael to the Oakland Athletics for Billy Taylor on July 31, 1999.

New York Mets traded Bobby Jones, Jason Bay and Josh Reynolds to the San Diego Padres for Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed on July 31, 2002.

New York Mets traded Jay Payton, Mark Corey and Robert Stratton to the Colorado Rockies for John Thomson and Mark Little on July 31, 2002.

New York Mets traded Scott Erickson to the Texas Rangers for Josh Hoffpauir on July 31, 2004.

New York Mets traded Xavier Nady to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Oliver Perez and Roberto Hernandez on July 31, 2006.

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Hubie Brooks
Born: September 24, 1956
at Los Angeles, Cal.
Years with Mets: 1980 - 1984, 1991
654 games. 44 hr, 269 rbi, 0.267
244 runs, 31 stolen bases

Mets Records vs. Opponents in 1988
Opponent W L T Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 14 4 0 .778
Pittsburgh Pirates 12 6 0 .667
Montreal Expos 12 6 0 .667
Los Angeles Dodgers 10 1 0 .909
Philadelphia Phillies 10 8 0 .556
Chicago Cubs 9 9 0 .500
Atlanta Braves 8 4 0 .667
Houston Astros 7 5 0 .583
Cincinnati Reds 7 4 0 .636
San Diego Padres 7 5 0 .583
San Francisco Giants 4 8 0 .333

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