The 1986 Mets were certainly a cast of characters.
As SNY celebrates the 1986 World Series champions, many members of the team, including Bob Ojeda, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez and others, joined in for a Game 6 Watch Party.
As they watched the game live on SNY, they also told some classic stories from their era of Mets baseball.
When third baseman Ray Knight was brought up in conversation, Ron Darling told a perhaps never-before-known tale about how a wrestling match once broke out inside the team's training room.
"I remember Ray was on the DL in the training room, and for whatever reason, I don't know why, but he and I ended up wrestling, and we ended up on the floor," Darling explained. "I don't know how it happened. And you know like you wrestle and it's all fun and then it starts to be less fun."
It was all fun and games until manager Davey Johnson saw what was happening, and we wasn't too pleased. According to Darling, Johnson issued Darling a fine, though Knight's punishment was far less severe.
"And Davey Johnson came in and screamed 'Cut it out! Cut it out!' and then he said "Darling, you're fined $500,'" Darling said with a laugh. "I said 'What about him?' and he said 'He's an everyday player, we need him. $500 fine.'"
Knight played two and a half seasons with the Mets, and he hit .298 with a .775 OPS in 1986, driving in 76 runs. Darling, of course, would go on to start Game 7 of the World Series against the Red Sox, as the Mets won the series.
Sounds like it all turned out just fine for Darling and Knight.
You can tune in for the entire Watch Party by clicking here.