New York Mets Eat 103 Cheesesteaks In One Day, Shatter Previous Record

1401745161_metsForget baseball, the New York Mets might actually experience more success in the world of competitive eating.

According to Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger, the Mets absolutely demolished the single-day record at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia for the number of cheesesteaks eaten in a day.

With the Mets waiting out a rain delay that ultimately forced them to reschedule their game against the Phillies, the team set their sights on securing a win of a different sort on April 30, woofing down a whopping 103 Philly cheesesteaks over a 10-hour span.

Over the years, teams have been battling to sit atop the leaderboard in the visitors’ clubhouse that tracks their cheesesteak consumption — that’s a real thing — and now, the Mets can officially brag about being in first place for something. The previous record was in the 80s.

The Mets had a plan, though. Each player was set to eat two of the cheesesteaks that are free and unlimited to visiting teams, but they had a couple of secret weapons in their bullpen catchers. Eric Langill, who set the individual record in 2003 by eating 17 of them during a three-game series in April, took down more than his fair share, while fellow bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello took down 7 1/2 all by his lonesome.

“It’s torture,” Langill said. “It’s not fun. But at least you’re on (the wall of records).”

The Mets certainly earned bragging rights — disgusting as they might be — but they came with a price. Racaniello woke up the next morning “with a face puffy from all the sodium he had consumed.”

Photo via Twitter/@Stan_Kankels



© 2015 New England Sports Network. All Rights Reserved. All photos © 2015 Associated Press and NBA photos © 2015 Getty Images unless indicated. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

STATSAll sports statistics © 2015 STATS LLC unless indicated. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 234,979 other followers