Tag: Ron Swoboda

Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

No other position has seen more turnover at the starting spot for the Mets than Right Field. In 52 seasons, they have seen 33 different players who would be classified as the “primary” player at the position. Darryl Strawberry was the man for eight of those seasons. The other 44 seasons saw 32 different players. […]

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The Mets’ First Two Great Prospects: Kranepool and Swoboda

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Two Great Prospects: Kranepool and Swoboda

Today, when teams discuss trades, prospects have inflated value based on what they MIGHT achieve according to scouts and also because they will be relatively cheap and under team control for several years to come. But prospects often don’t turn out to be big stars; some don’t make the major leagues at all. Even the […]

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Ed Kranepool Wants Mets To Win Again Before He Runs Out Of Time

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Ed Kranepool Wants Mets To Win Again Before He Runs Out Of Time

Almost 52 years since he made his debut with the 1962 Mets, Ed Kranepool still loves the team and follows them daily. Tim Rohan of the New York Times, spoke to Krane yesterday and the two of them discussed the current climate of the team and expectations. Out on Long Island, Ed Kranepool, a Met for 18 seasons (1962-79), […]

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Harvey And Wheeler Give Met Fans A Glimpse Into The Future

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey And Wheeler Give Met Fans A Glimpse Into The Future

There might be some question if Zack Wheeler is ready to assume the role of savior for the New York Mets, despite his and manager Terry Collins’ proclamations to the contrary of those lofty expectations. With the statistical and financial numbers having been crunched, the decision is it is time to start the clock on Wheeler. The Mets don’t […]

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Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The 1968 Off-Season

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The 1968 Off-Season

Welcome to Part Two of my series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. You can read Part One by clicking, The Spring Of 1968. The 1968 Off-Season The Mets had just completed their most successful year winning 73 games and finishing in 9th place under new manager Gil Hodges. Even though it wasn’t that much […]

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Mets Memories – Ron Swoboda

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Memories – Ron Swoboda

To most younger Mets fans with a sense of history, Ron Swoboda will always be remembered for his great catch and clutch hits that helped the Mets win the 1969 World Series against Baltimore. But for those of us who remember when he first came up in spring training of 1964, Swoboda represented great hope. […]

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Former Mets Thoughts From The B.A.T. Dinner

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Thoughts From The B.A.T. Dinner

Here are some Mets thoughts from the afternoon media session from Tuesday’s 23rd annual MLB B.A.T. Dinner. Gary Sheffield Sheffield said it was not difficult for him to retire after his long career, which included a World Series championship in 1997 with the Marlins and hitting his 500th career home run as a Met. “I […]

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Ike Davis Needs 8 More RBIs To Break Strawberry’s Record

An article by posted on September 13, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you are totally jazzed by Ike Davis’ rookie year, or luke warm on it consider this… According to John Schweibacher of WFAN.com, Ike Davis is on the verge of toppling the team record for runs batted in by a rookie, a record that has stood for over a quarter century. Ike Davis continues to […]

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Swoboda’s Memorable World Series Catch Recalled in Historic Photo

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

New York, August 21 — The date was October 14, 1969, when Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda made one of the greatest catches in World Series history, robbing Brooks Robinson of the Orioles in Game 4 at Shea Stadium, a defining moment in the Amazins’ improbable world championship.  Now, 40 years later, Mets fans and […]

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