Sticking with yesterday’s theme of 80s trades, “Sweet Music” was the player the Mets received in return for Rick Aguilera’s mullet.
Viola was the text-book definition of the “power lefty,” a guy who could overwhelm hitters with hard fastballs and biting sliders, or fool them with a baffling changeup.
He’s also one of the few players who didn’t have his career fall completely apart when he was exiled, er, traded to Flushing.
In 1990, Viola went 20-12 for the Mets, becoming the fifth player in franchise history to reach the 20-win plateau.
He’s also the last Met to reach that milestone.