Rob Silverman

A Mets fan since 1973, Rob was born in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Luckily, his parents moved to Queens at a young age so he was not scarred by pinstripes. Currently living in Las Vegas, he writes crime fiction and mysteries.

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This Week in Baseball History: Sept 22–Sept 25

An article by posted on September 22, 2008

September 22: 1911: At 44 years old Cy Young beats the Pirates for the 511th and final win of his career. 1925: Dodgers pitcher Burleigh Grimes accounts for 7 outs in a single game when he hits into 2 double plays and a triple play. 1948: Stan Musial goes 5-for-5 for the 5th time this […]

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The Collapse…of 2006?

An article by posted on September 16, 2008

Here we are once again in a painfully all too familiar scenario. For the second consecutive year we are spending September looking over our shoulder. Yet again as October approaches, the Mets can not seem to do anything right. The hot breath we feel on the back of our neck is that of the Phillies. […]

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This Weekend in Baseball History: Sept 12-Sept 14

An article by posted on September 13, 2008

September 12: 1914: At only age 23, Yankees SS Roger Peckinpaugh becomes the youngest manager in baseball history . 1947: Ralph Kiner hits 2 HR’s, giving him 8 round trippers in just 4 days. 1962: Tom Cheney of Washington fans a record 21 batters (in 16 innings). 1962: With the Giants just 1 game behind […]

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What’s In A Name?

An article by posted on September 8, 2008

Okay, fellow Mets fans. I would like an honest opinion on this. Before I mention the name, what do you think of these stats for a pitcher: 177 hits allowed in only 153 innings, an ERA of 6.27 and a record of 10 wins and 10 losses. I would say these stats are less than […]

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The Week In Baseball History: Sept 8–Sept 11

An article by posted on September 8, 2008

September 8: 1916: In front of the smallest crowd ever in AL history, Wally Schang of the A’s becomes the 1st player to homer from each side of the plate in the same game. The total attendance for the game: 23 people. 1955: On their way to their only Championship, the Brooklyn Dodgers clinch the […]

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This Weekend In Baseball History: Sept 5–Sept 7

An article by posted on September 6, 2008

September 5: 1908: Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Superbas strikes out 14 and no-hits the Boston Braves. 1914: A young pitcher for the AAA Providence Grays named Babe Ruth hits the first home run of his professional career. 1922: With his 2287th strikeout, Walter Johnson passes Cy Young and becomes Baseball’s All-Time Strikeout King. 1954: […]

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David is More Than Just All ‘Wright’

An article by posted on September 1, 2008

On the surface July 21, 2004 seemed like a pretty good day for the Mets. We defeated the Expos 5-4 at Shea with a run in the bottom of the 8th. We reached the .500 mark (47-47) and were just three games behind the Phillies. Orber Moreno picked up the win in relief of starter […]

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This Week In Baseball History: Sept 1–Sept 4

An article by posted on September 1, 2008

September 1 1890: In the first Triple Header ever played, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms take all 3 from the Pittsburgh Allegheny’s, 10-9, 3-2 and 8-4. 1902: The most famous DP combination ever, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance, play together for the very first time. 1912: In a highly publicized pitching duel, Smokey Joe Wood […]

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This Weekend In Baseball History: August 29–August 31

An article by posted on August 29, 2008

AUGUST 29: 1887: Denny Lyons of the Philadelphia A’s is held hitless and his consecutive game hitting streak ends at 52 games. 1948: Led by Jackie Robinson, who hits for the cycle, Brooklyn defeats STL, 12-7. 1951: The Yankees trade Lew Burdette to the Braves for Johnny Sain. Six years later, the Braves defeat the […]

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Now That’s How To Lose A Pennant!

An article by posted on August 27, 2008

It’s August 27. We are in the middle of the pennant race. We are in second place. We are only a half game back. Then why do we feel like we’ve already lost? Why do we feel like we are helpless as we watch the year slip through our fingers? Why are we, in the […]

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