Tag: Bud Harrelson

Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

Twenty men have sat in the Met managerial hot seat. Some have served as momentary stopgaps, Mike Cubbage for only seven games. None survived long enough to rival the longest surviving managers of the modern game, guys like Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa. In fact, none wore the Met orange and blue for more than […]

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Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Bud Harrelson, SS

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Bud Harrelson, SS

Back in 1963 and 1964 when fringe-major leaguer Al Moran and later, aging veteran Roy McMillan were playing shortstop for the Mets, the minor league system was developing two promising shortstops, one of whom who would hopefully be the long-term heir to the job. On the Mets’ Raleigh farm team, the shortstop was Wilbur Huckle, […]

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Around the Diamond – Shortstop

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 19 Comments
Around the Diamond – Shortstop

In the Mets 52 year history, there have been 22 different players that would be classified as the “everyday” Shortstops. Three of them, Bud Harrelson, Jose Reyes, and Rey Ordonez, account for 23 (44%) of those seasons. Who are the men who have played the most games at Shortstop in Franchise history? (year they were […]

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Why I Love The Mets: Finalist #1

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets: Finalist #1

We are getting down to the end of our Kindle Fire HDX giveaway. We’ve already posted our two Honorable Mentions and we now present to you our Three Finalists. From these three a winner will emerge. It was tough narrowing down 109 different entries – all of them fantastic – to these three, but we […]

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Three Years Later And Mets Still Striking Out At Alarming Rates

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Three Years Later And Mets Still Striking Out At Alarming Rates

Another loss, another dozen strikeouts for the New York Mets. This time the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Mets the way a cat would a mouse. With the Mets at 1,299 strikeouts for the season (an average of 8.6 a game compared to 8.2 hits), it stands to reason a lot of pitchers have had their […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Rusty and the Rundown

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Rusty and the Rundown

In the course of the many years I have been a Mets devotee, I have witnessed countless contests between the Amazin’s and their various opponents where the end result was either a victory or loss for the Flushing crew, but nothing much beyond that unless something truly remarkable occurred to mark the game in my […]

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Special Feature: Saluting The 1973 Mets; The Start Of A Series

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
Special Feature: Saluting The 1973 Mets; The Start Of A Series

MAYS: ENDURING IMAGE OF A FORGOTTEN TEAM The Mets have made four World Series appearances, with each of those seasons and Octobers giving us cherished memories. But, only one – the nearly forgotten 1973 team, with the still memorable rallying cry of “Ya Gotta Believe,’’ – identifies with the tumultuous ride this franchise has been […]

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Mets Locker Room Real Estate Values: Past and Present

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Locker Room Real Estate Values: Past and Present

You can learn a lot about a baseball team from its locker room. The clubhouse is where relationships form, character is revealed and leaders speak out (or not). For the major league rookie, clubhouse real estate is valuable — sometimes priceless. Imagine being the rookie who spent eight months out of the year next to […]

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Tom Seaver Wins His First On This Day In Mets’ History

An article by posted on April 20, 2012 0 Comments

Where did the time go? Forty-five years ago today in Mets’ history (1967), Tom Seaver won the first game of his Hall of Fame career in going 7.1 innings in a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Shea Stadium. Seaver struck out five and was supported by two RBI from Bud Harrelson and one […]

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October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

An article by posted on October 27, 2009 0 Comments
October 27, 1986:  The Dream Has Come True

Two days ago, I wrote about the twenty-third anniversary of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.  Miraculous as that game was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game.  Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World […]

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