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NY Mets: Recent freefall brings back memories of the 1991 season

NEW YORK - CIRCA 1991: Vince Coleman #1 of the New York Mets runs the bases during an Major League Baseball game circa 1991 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Coleman played for the Mets from 1991-93. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

In the Back to the Future movies, Doc Brown decides 30 years prior is a great year to return to…”I figure it’s a nice round number.” So let’s turn back 30 years to the New York Mets 1991 season.

On July 20, 1991, the Mets, with fan favorite Buddy Harrelson at the helm ( he took over near the end of the 1990 season when Davey Johnson was fired), began the day with a record of 52-37, and were in second place, four games behind.