In the early 1980s, the New York Mets repeatedly prodded the Detroit Tigers about Howard Johnson, a promising young switch-hitting infielder. Finally, during the offseason of 1984-85, the Mets got their man, trading pitcher Walt Terrell to Detroit for Johnson. In nine years with the Mets, HoJo hit 192 home runs , topping 25 three times and leading the NL in 1991 with 38. Johnson won two-thirds of the triple crown in '91, leading the league in homers and RBIs. He finished fifth in NL MVP voting twice for the Mets. In 1986 he was a member of the World Champion Mets.