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 southern Nevada, he writes suspense novels and crime fiction. His debut novel "Plain God" hit book stores in September of 2015. Visit me at my site RobSilvermanBooks.com.

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Commissioner Manfred Needs to Lift the Ban, But Not on Pete Rose

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Commissioner Manfred Needs to Lift the Ban, But Not on Pete Rose

He was arguably the greatest natural hitter of his generation. He was idolized by hometown fans and feared by those he competed against. He was the one guy opposing pitchers vowed not to be beaten by. His batting stance was copied in ball fields and backyards across the country. He was a World Series champion. […]

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A Most Crucial Off-Season for the Mets Begins Today

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
A Most Crucial Off-Season for the Mets Begins Today

Over their first seven years the New York Metropolitans had not exactly set the baseball world on fire. From 1962 through 1968, they compiled a record of 394-737 and finished a combined 288 ½ games back. In seven seasons, they’d finished 10th five times and 9th twice. Coming into 1969, there was some cautious optimism. […]

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Why This October Will Feel Different

An article by posted on October 3, 2015 0 Comments
Why This October Will Feel Different

Like all fathers, my dad gave me a hard time about driving too fast as well as “that crap” I listened to. And like most kids, I never listened. Except today. This particular afternoon I was in no particular hurry to get to my destination, nor was I in any frame of mind to listen […]

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How Will The Matt Harvey Saga Ultimately Play Out?

An article by posted on September 12, 2015 0 Comments
How Will The Matt Harvey Saga Ultimately Play Out?

Between innings Ty Cobb would sit on the bench sharpening his spikes. Then, on the base paths, he would take an extra ninety feet sliding spikes up. He once nearly choked an umpire to death before his teammates pulled him off. He beat up a fellow Tiger who shared his hotel room because the other […]

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Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom: Baseball’s Next Great Dynamic Duo?

An article by posted on August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom: Baseball’s Next Great Dynamic Duo?

We’re all familiar with the many unique aspects that make Baseball the true National Pastime. The game can conceivably go on forever. It’s the only sport where the defense has the ball. The team trying to score is outnumbered 9 to 1. My personal favorite is that it’s a team sport based around a collection […]

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Ron Swoboda Makes The Catch

An article by posted on August 15, 2015 0 Comments
Ron Swoboda Makes The Catch

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged America. He insisted that by the end of the decade, we put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth. Kennedy’s idea was outlandish and considered completely and utterly impossible. However, on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon. […]

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The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

An article by posted on July 15, 2015 0 Comments
The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

The ’69 World Series saw Jerry Koosman pick up the W in 2 of the 4 Mets victories. His ERA was 2.04 and he allowed only 7 hits in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Ron Swoboda hit .400 and made arguably one of the best catches in Series history. Tommie Agee outdid his teammate and made […]

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Little Roller Up Along First… Behind the Bag! It Gets Through…Hernandez?

An article by posted on July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Little Roller Up Along First… Behind the Bag! It Gets Through…Hernandez?

October 25, 1986: Boston: It took 68 years for the Red Sox to end the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ and they did it in historic fashion in front of a sold-out Fenway Park. The heavily favored Mets, winners of 108 regular season games, turned to Bob Ojeda in hopes of forcing a game 7. Trailing […]

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When America Needed A Miracle…

An article by posted on July 7, 2015 0 Comments
When America Needed A Miracle…

In the 1977 classic film “Oh, God,” Jerry Landers (John Denver) is speaking with God, played by George Burns. Landers asks God about miracles and He replies, “The last miracle I did was the ’69 Mets. Before that you have to go back to The Red Sea.” There’s been a lot of talk about October […]

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Sometimes There IS Crying in Baseball

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
Sometimes There IS Crying in Baseball

I looked up at my parents. My mom gripped my dad’s arm, patting his back lovingly. My dad stood, gazing down, dabbing his eyes. My family made the somber journey to the cemetery on Long Island a few times during the year, usually around the Jewish holidays and always on Father’s Day. I followed my father’s […]

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