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Contest: 1986 World Series Game 7

Sure, Game 6 from this Fall Classic is the one we all remember, but you could argue that game is notorious because of failure as much as triumph. Whereas Game 7, which gave the Mets their second title (they're still waiting for number three, of course), is just a darn good, winner-take-all ballgame.

And now I'll give my DVD of this game to the first person who e-mails me - at kdavidoff@newsday.com - with the correct answer to this question:

This World Series, Mets-Red Sox, was a Yankees nightmare, so it's worth noting that seven participants from Game 7 also played for the Yankees during their respective careers. Two of the seven played for the Yankees prior to this game, and the other five played for the Yankees after this game.

Name the seven players. And to be clear, this is just from Game 7, not the whole Series. There are a couple of high-profile pitchers from this Series who went on to play prominent roles for the Yankees, but neither pitched in Game 7.

Here are the contest rules.

--UPDATE, 2:08 p.m.: We have a winner! Blog regular Richie G. came up with the seven players: Don Baylor and Lee Mazzilli played for the Yankees prior to the 1986 Fall Classic, while Wade Boggs, Spike Owen, Jesse Orosco, Rafael Santana and Darryl Strawberry joined the Yankees at junctures after this Series.

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