Mets' Pratt Extends Contract

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Todd Pratt, whose Game 4, 10th-inning home run won the Mets' first-round playoff series against Arizona, agreed Thursday to a $1.1 million, two-year contract with New York.

Pratt, who made $350,000 this season, gets $500,000 next year and $600,000 in 2001. He would have been eligible for free agency after next season.

The 32-year-old catcher hit .293 with three homers and 21 RBIs in a career-high 140 at-bats during the regular season. On Oct. 9, his leadoff homer in the 10th off Dan Miceli gave the Mets a 4-3 win over Arizona and a 3-1 win in the best-of-5 series.

Pratt, playing because Piazza was injured, joined Bill Mazeroski, Chris Chambliss and Joe Carter as the only players to hit a home run that ended a postseason series.

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