30 Facts About Noah Syndergaard

1. Noah Syndergaard went in search of the coaches at several Universities such as the University of Nebraska, the University of Oklahoma and Baylor University but it was Dallas Baptist University that offered him a college baseball scholarship and thus he committed to play for the Dallas Baptist Patriots.

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2. Noah Syndergaard has four career home runs, three of which came in 2016.

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3. Noah Syndergaard appeared as himself in a segment of the prank reality program Impractical Jokers featuring Joe Gatto.

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4. Noah Syndergaard has embraced the nickname; his mother has an Australian Shepherd named Thor and Syndergaard has "Thor" stitched into one of his gloves.

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5. Noah Syndergaard led the major leagues in stolen bases given up, with 32.

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6. Noah Syndergaard added the slider to his repertoire during his first season in the majors.

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7. Noah Syndergaard started the 2016 NL Wild Card Game and pitched seven shutout innings, but the Mets lost to the San Francisco Giants.

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8. Noah Syndergaard led the major leagues in stolen bases given up, with 48.

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9. Noah Syndergaard allowed 5 stolen bases, which led to the 5 runs.

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10. Noah Syndergaard went 7 innings, allowing just one run, and struck out 8 batters.

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11. Noah Syndergaard pitched a scoreless seventh inning in that game, helping the Mets secure the victory and advance to the 2015 National League Championship Series.

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12. Noah Syndergaard pitched for Lansing in 2012, and appeared in the Midwest League All-Star Game.

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13. Noah Syndergaard pitched alongside highly touted Blue Jays prospects Justin Nicolino and Aaron Sanchez in the minor leagues.

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14. Noah Syndergaard signed with the Blue Jays, receiving a $600,000 signing bonus to forgo his commitment to Dallas Baptist.

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15. Noah Syndergaard hit his first over-the-fence home run when he was seven years old.

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16. Noah Syndergaard was born to Heidi, an Abbott Laboratories employee, and Brad Syndergaard, an "Iowa farmboy", in Mansfield, Texas.

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17. Noah Syndergaard was named an All-Star in 2016, and the Mets Opening Day starting pitcher in 2017 and 2018.

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18. New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard looks for his pitch sign from Mets catcher Tomas Nido during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on Sunday, Sept 30, 2018.

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19. Noah Syndergaard was a bit of an enigma this season.

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20. Noah Syndergaard pays tribute to Stan Lee, creator of Thor.

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21. Noah Syndergaard appeared in a Season 1 episode of Kevin Can Wait, a sitcom starring Mets fan Kevin James, in which he played a man wearing a viking costume for Halloween.

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22. Noah Syndergaard has taken to naming all of his gloves after fictional characters.

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23. On his mound presence, Noah Syndergaard has said, "I feel like most people think I'm kind of this quiet guy, but when I'm on the mound.

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24. Noah Syndergaard started on Opening Day for the Mets in 2017.

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25. In the first inning Noah Syndergaard earned his first strikeout against Cubs' leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler to begin his debut.

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26. Noah Syndergaard began weight training, and his velocity improved greatly in his senior year at Mansfield, reaching 96 miles per hour.

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27. Noah Syndergaard was born to Heidi, an Abbott Laboratories employee, and Brad Syndergaard, an "Iowa farmboy", in Mansfield, Texas.

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28. Noah Syndergaard made his MLB debut with the Mets on May 12, 2015.

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29. New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard is known for three things.

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30. Noah Syndergaard is seen as a trade piece if the Mets decide to rebuild or retool, but Cespedes is anchored to the club.

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