Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Be sure to visit http://www.jimmancari.com/
The 2017 Hall of Fame class was one for the ages. Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez will all be getting well-deserved plaques in Cooperstown after a star-studded MLB career. As stacked as this year’s class was, the 2018 class may have even more stars than the last ballot– or any, for that matter. First-time nominees […]
Last week, 498 of you tried your luck at trying to name all the pitchers who won 15 or more games for the Mets in a season. You guys mostly did an outstanding job. This week, I want you to name every player who delivered a 100 run season for the Mets. In 54 years, […]
The Mets were perhaps the most star-studded team in baseball in 2008. They had the game’s best pitcher, Johan Santana, along with solid secondary rotation options in former 15-game winner John Maine and an inconsistent, yet dazzling Oliver Perez. They had a lineup that featured All-Stars Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado and David Wright. […]
Today, when America stops to remember its greatest civil rights leader, we thought it is appropriate to remember Cleon Jones, the team’s first African American All-Star. Cleon Jones signed with the New York Mets at the age of 20 in 1963, before baseball had initiated the annual amateur draft. After batting over .300 for both […]
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