- In his first season in his second go-around with the Mets, Dave batted .221 in 100 games, but he also was good for 22 home runs and 59 RBI's. It was the 6th time in the last 8 seasons that Kingman had hit at least 20 homers, upping his career total to 292 round-trippers in 11 seasons. He also has averaged just over 70 RBI's a season during his nomadic career.
- For sheer brute, majestic power, there is no one in baseball who quite compares with Dave Kingman. He has built his reputation as the man who hits prodigious home runs. It is for this reason the Mets reclaimed him from the Cubs. The Mets had two needs: power in the middle of their order and a drawing card. Kingman provided both. It has long been felt that if Kingman could play a complete season he would be the best bet to eclipse Roger Maris' record of 61 homers.
- In an exhibition game against AA Jackson, MS; Dave crushed a batting practice pitch out of the park--knocking a limb off a tree past the outfield wall.
- Belted a Home Run in 4 consecutive games in 1981.
- Finished 3rd overall in N.L. Home Run race.
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