Exclusive Interview With Original 1962 Met, Eddie Kranepool

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With all the fanfare surrounding the cool announcements the Mets made about the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1962 Mets this past week, I thought I’d share my interview with an original Met, first baseman Eddie Kranepool.

Eddie of course was an original Met who began his career at the age of 17 in 1962 and played for the Amazins’ until the 1979 season when he retired after 18 seasons with the team at age 34.

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A dedicated Mets fan since 1967, Petey is pained to see that the promise of a new millennium in Metdom has fizzled and sputtered the past 14 years. For the sake of the young fans who have been deprived of the magic that once made the Amazins a thing of legend, he hopes that will change soon. That somehow this franchise finds the leadership it so desperately needs to grow itself into a winner.