The 1990 Mets slugging department was led yet again by 2 players who would never see a Major League game... Mark Thomas (22 2B, 15 HR, .233) and Stanton Cameron (19 2B, 15 HR, .298). Tito Navarro put up a .314 with 54 SB and catcher Brook Fordyce batted .315 with 29 2B and 10 HR. Tim Howard added a 10 HR and .323 performance of his own while his 11 triples tied the all time record. The player however who caught everyone's attention was Curtis Pride. The 21 year old Pride batted .267 and would
be the first deaf player to reach the Major Leagues in nearly 50 years. On the mound Dave Telgheder (9-3, 1.54) was great in his 13 starts while Joe McCann was 13-5, 3.29 in 23 GS. Joe Vitko added an 8-1, 2.49 to the mix and this final Columbia Mets team to play at Capital City Park II finished the season at 83-60 (.580). Sadly as you would expect... they would lose in the 1st round despite their 1st place finish. In 1991 the Columbia Mets would move to their new ballpark "Capital City Stadium" (built in the footprint of this one utilizing this same field and layout) where they would finally go on and win their 2nd Championship. The Mets soon changed their name to the Capital City Bombers and it would remain a Mets franchise throughout the rest of their existence in the South Atlantic League.