Stephen Hanks

Stephen Hanks (Tom Terrific) is a magazine editor and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, who has been the publisher and editorial director of publications ranging in subjects from sports to health to archaeology. He began his career at the late, great SPORT Magazine in 1977 and in 1983, he co-founded NEW YORK SPORTS Magazine (which ceased publication in 1985). He has written and edited coffee table books on baseball history, penned unauthorized biographies of Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky, and in 1990 authored "The Game That Changed Pro Football," an oral history of the 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl Season. Even though he grew up near Yankee Stadium, he loathes the team from the Bronx and has been a die-hard Mets fan since attending his first game at the Polo Grounds in 1963.

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A Winter’s Tale: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

An article by posted on December 25, 2013 0 Comments
A Winter’s Tale: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

Here’s a wonderful post from December 25, 2009, when Stephen Hanks warmed us with a fascinating story from his good old days. Back then, Stephen was the force behind New York Sports Magazine and helped set the stage for one of the greatest trades in Mets history. Enjoy! Merry Christmas to all of you Met […]

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The Johan Santana Injury Farce and Why This is S.O.M. (Same Old Mets)

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
The Johan Santana Injury Farce and Why This is S.O.M. (Same Old Mets)

As I read Terry Collins’ and Sandy Alderson’s quotes in the paper this morning regarding Johan Santana going on the disabled list, my nostrils began to flair, my face was turning red, I almost scalded myself with the cup of hot coffee that was shaking in my hand, and I finally ran to get some […]

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Unburied Treasure: The Ed Kranepool Story

An article by posted on June 25, 2012 0 Comments
Unburied Treasure: The Ed Kranepool Story

Introduction by Stephen Hanks When the New York Mets announced their All-Time Team last week in honor of the franchise’s 50th Anniversary (Davey Johnson as manager over Gil Hodges? No freakin’ way!), it was no surprise that the first baseman was Keith Hernandez. But for Mets fans who go all the way back to the […]

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MMO Flashback: Remembering Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic!

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Remembering Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic!

On this day in Mets history, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver tossed his 19-strikeout gem against the San Diego Padres and set the major league record with 10 straight strikeouts to end the game. It happened on April 22, 1970 and our own Stephen Hanks was there. Here is an article he wrote two years ago […]

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Unburied Treasure: When Keith Hernandez Was the Game’s Best First Baseman

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments
Unburied Treasure: When Keith Hernandez Was the Game’s Best First Baseman

Introduction by Stephen Hanks After Gary Carter’s tragic and untimely death last month, MMO posted a profile of the Hall of Fame catcher that was supposed to be part of the September/October 1985 issue of my magazine New York Sports, but which was never printed. The piece generated such a positive reaction, that MMO has […]

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Unburied Treasure: In 1985, Gary Carter Said Only A World Series Would Make His Life Complete

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Unburied Treasure: In 1985, Gary Carter Said Only A World Series Would Make His Life Complete

Introduction by Stephen Hanks When I heard Gary Carter had finally succumbed to brain cancer at the too-young age of 57, I had two immediate memories. They weren’t of being at Shea on Opening Day 1985, when Carter hit his walk-off, 10th inning home run in his first game as a Met, or of Carter […]

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MMO Flashback – A Winter’s Tale:The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

An article by posted on December 24, 2011 0 Comments

For this edition of MMO Flashback, we take you back to December of 2009 when Stephen Hanks warmed us up with his fascinating tale from the good old day days when he was the force behind New York Sports magazine. Enjoy! Well, my little Metsies, do we all feel better now? Santa Minaya has bought […]

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Should Mets Talk to Jimmy Rollins?

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments

I know he wants five years, but talk him into three years at $45 with an option year? Keep Tejada at 2nd? Discuss.

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Extra, Extra, Daily News Is Dead… At Least in My Life

An article by posted on July 19, 2011 0 Comments
Extra, Extra, Daily News Is Dead… At Least in My Life

It was tough for me to write that headline and I’m going through a bit of a mourning period over it. Tomorrow morning, as on each weekday morning since July 4th, when I get to my neighborhood newsstand, I won’t be buying TWO New York City tabloids. Except for the Sunday edition, the New York […]

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The David Wright Trade Watch Should Be On

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

I was watching SNYs “Wheelhouse” tonight when one of the wheelies Eamon McAnaney gave voice to something I had already been thinking the past few days. The issue on the board was whether the Mets should consider trading Jose Reyes or David Wright or even both as the organization considers how to spend it’s meager […]

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