With a returning Kevin Mitchell (.291) and Sid Fernandez (4-1, 2.04) along with Terry Leach (1-0-4 Sv., 1.59) and of course Lenny Dykstra, the Tides took their 5th International League Championship back to Met Park. It was the last time the Tidewater Tides would win a Championship. Despite the end of their great run... the reigning champs of the International League would see some fine future players come to Met Park over the next few seasons. Dave Magadan (33 2B, .311) became famed for his great batting averages and On Base Percentages during his 16 year MLB career which was completely void of speed or power. Magadan's best season came with the Mets in 1990 when he batted .328 with a .417 OBP while hitting 28 2B and a career highs of 6 HR and 2 SB. Then, in 1987... the massive power of, Randy Milligan came to town as he was determined to set new records for this ballpark. Milligan batted .326 while putting on a show hitting 28 2B and an all time high of 29 HR (which would never be broken here at Met Park and 103 RBI's... beating Gary Rajisch's HR record. No Tides player would ever break 30 HR. Kevin Elster was impressive with 33 2B, 8 HR and a .310 batting average on his way to 13 MLB seasons. Dwight Gooden even stopped by on a rehab assignment as well and posted a 3-0, 2.05 in 4 starts impressing the sold out crowds. Gooden had bypassed Triple-A (and Double-A Jackson for that matter) coming all the way from Full Season Single-A ball (Lynchburg) to the Majors in 1984, so it was the first time that Met Park had seen him.