All eyes were on fastest man anyone had ever seen in South Carolina. Marcus Lawton was stealing everything he could get his hands on... 2nd base... 3rd base... even home if possible. In the end, Marcus wound up with an incredible 111 stolen bases on the season (with only 8 Caught Stealing) while batting .268. Marcus' legs were enough to bring the season gate totals back over the 100k mark. Despite all the excitement however, the Mets would again lose in the 1st round of the playoffs. They would have to wait until
1986 to try again and they would get some more help with the return of Gregg Jefferies. Now all of 18 years of age, you could really start to see why the Mets organization were treating this kid with "kid gloves". In 112 At Bats before being promoted to the Advanced-A Lynchburg, Jefferies was stellar with 6 2b, 5 HR, 24 RBIs, 13 Steals and a .339 batting average (.930 OPS). He would do even better upon his promotion batting .352 and during his 1 week call up to Double-A Jackson, he batted .421.