» May 18, 1996: Mets' backstop Todd Hundley drives in seven runs and Mark Clark wins, 14–5, over the Giants. SS Rey Ordonez gets four hits and almost makes four throwing errors—he's charged with 2—but Rico Brogna at first retrieves two for outs. Clark's win is his 2nd complete game: no other Met has gone the distance.
» October 4, 1999: The Mets whitewashes the Reds, 5-0, to become the National League's wild card team. Al Leiter hurls a complete game 2-hitter for the win. NY SS Rey Ordonez plays his 100th consecutive game without an error, setting a new major league mark.
» March 30, 2000: The Mets defeat the Cubs in the Tokyo Dome, 5-1, in 11 innings on Benny Agbayani's pinch-hitter grand slam. Rey Ordoñez commits an error in the game, ending his major league record streak of 101 consecutive errorless games at SS. With a swipe of 2B, Rickey Henderson joins Ted Williams as the only players to steal a base in four decades.
» May 29, 2000:
The Dodgers defeat the Mets, 4-1. Mets SS Rey Ordonez breaks his left forearm on a tag play in the 1st inning and will be out the season. His arm hits the helmet of a sliding F.P. Santangelo. The Mets will fill in with various bodies for two months before renting Mike Bordick from the O's.
» June 21, 2000:
The Mets announce that SS Rey Ordonez will be out for the season because his broken left forearm is not healing properly.
» April 6, 2002:
The Mets score nine runs in the 9th inning -- 8 off John Smoltz -- to break a 2–2 tie and defeat the Braves, 11–2. Rey Ordonez's bases–loaded double is the big blow as the Mets have 15 at bats in the 9th. It is the most runs they've ever scored in the frame.
» December 15, 2002:
The Mets trade slick fielding SS Rey Ordonez to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for two minor leaguers to be named. The Mets also throw in $4.25 million to help offset Ordonez's $6.25 million salary. Ordonez, who had called the Mets fans "stupid", departs as 3B Edgardo Alfonzo signs a 4-year deal with the Giants, opening up the left side of the Mets infield. Nineteen-year–old Jose Reyes, the Mets top prospect, is expected to have first shot at the shortstop's job.