Mets Eat Record Number Of Cheesesteaks


Since free cheesesteaks at Citizens Bank Park are given away, the visiting clubhouse has a scoreboard for the most eaten in a single day and in a series, per Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger. During a trip to play the Phillies in late April, the Mets crushed the single-day record, scarfing down 103 cheesesteaks as a team. From Vorkunov:

Cheesesteaks are Philadelphia’s delicacy — a greasy stuffing of beef and lining of cheese inside a sub. Visiting teams are welcome to eat as many as they want or can, with the meal made for them at the ballpark, and a scoreboard tracks their feats. There are individual and team records for a single day or series.

On April 30, over some ten hours, the Mets ate 103, they say, setting the new single-day team record. Though baseball may be a sequence of individualized events, this was the work of a collective. It was planned two cheesesteaks per person, or more for those that were willing to help out where other teammates could not eat their share.

Vorkunov says that the previous record was set in the ’80s.