The 50 Biggest Fails in New York Mets History

#44. Todd Hundley Forced to Play Left Field

Date: 7/12/1998

You can't really fault the Mets for trading for Mike Piazza, the player widely considered to be the best hitting catcher of all time. The only problem was, when they traded for Piazza, they already had a pretty good hitting catcher in Todd Hundley, who was a two-time All-Star and the record holder for most home runs by a catcher when Piazza was acquired. Of course the Mets tried to play Hundley in the outfield. How can you put a guy that crouched down to catch his whole life, and move him to a position that requires mobility? Well, at least they didn't try to play Piazza at first or anything crazy like that...

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