Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is Ray Knight. Knight was drafted by the Reds in the 10th round in 1970 and played six seasons for the Reds before being traded to the Astros for Cesar Cedeno after the 1981 season. He was in Houston for two and a half seasons before being traded to the Mets in 1984 the metric equivalent of a dumpster fire. In 1986 he was the everyday third basemen of one of the best teams in National League history, the longest bachelor party in history, the New York Mets. In Game Six of the World Series Knight committed a crucial error in the seventh inning that led to the go ahead run for the Red Sox. The Mets came back to tie it in the eighth, forcing extra innings (a lot of bunting was involved; we’ll leave it at that for now). After the Red Sox took the lead in the tenth. The Mets staged the improbable comeback sealed with the famous Buckner play. The man who scored the winning run? Ray Knight, who singled in Gary Carter to make it a one run game. In Game Seven, with the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh Knight led off with a homerun off of Calvin Schiraldi — who was already a scapegoat because of two nights earlier — to give the Mets the lead. After the Mets won the series, Knight was named the Series MVP.


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