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Remembering Mets History (1983): George Foster Has Five Walk Off Hits On the Year

1983: The Mets were starting to turn things around in 1983. It was the year Tom Seaver returned, Dave Kingman was still blasting HRs & they brought up Darryl Strawberry & Ron Darling. They already were seeing promise from Mookie Wilson, Jesse Orosco & Hubie Brooks. In July they brought Keith Hernandez over from St. Louis & that set the stage for the good years to come. The previous year the Mets brought in slugger George Foster from the Big Red Machine. Foster had his issues & wasn't the super star he once was but he did make an impact on the Mets. In 1983 he contributed with five walk off hits. Friday May 6th 1983: George Bamberger was now the Mets skipper, his (7-15) Mets hosted Russ Nixon's Cincinnati Reds (13-14). The Reds were just a small engine compared to their Big Red Machine Days of yesteryear.  Johnny Bench, Dave Concepcion & Dan Driessen were all that was left. Tonight Tom Seaver, now back with the Mets faced his old Reds t