Tag: Shea Stadium

Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Final Game Starting Pitchers: The 1960s

A lot is made about who the Opening Day starting pitcher is going to be each new season. But who can guess or remember the names of the pitchers who have started the final game each season? Who are those Rodney Dangerfields of pitchers who get oftentimes get tabbed to pitch in what ends up […]

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MMO Flashback: A Death In The Mets Family

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 2 Comments
MMO Flashback: A Death In The Mets Family

An MMO Flashback remembering the passing of beloved and iconic Mets organist, Jane Jarvis, who passed away on this day in 2010. Enjoy… When one thinks back to the Mets of the 1960’s and 70’s, certain images come to mind: Casey Stengel, Tom Seaver, Tug McGraw pounding his glove on his leg, black cats, Miracles, […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 1 Comment
Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

As a kid, many of us dreamed of getting to the big leagues. Chances are, if you’re reading this – you didn’t make it, either. Most of the players who ever were drafted never make it through the ranks of the minors. Of the fortunate few who make to the Majors, even fewer go onto […]

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Quantum Physics, Mets Fans, And Winning

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
Quantum Physics, Mets Fans, And Winning

Quantum physics states that everything is made up of energy—simply stated, all physical reality is energy which is in constant motion. The chair you are sitting on and the cup you are drinking out of can be broken down to it’s simplest form—energy. Our thoughts are no different. They also give off energy. Scientists are […]

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Mike Piazza’s Most Memorable Mets Moments

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 5 Comments
Mike Piazza’s Most Memorable Mets Moments

Below are several memorable moments during Mike Piazza’s Mets tenure. May 22, 1998 – Acquired by the Mets from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall and Geoff Goetz. May 23, 1998 – Makes his Mets debut at Shea Stadium, going 1-4 with an RBI double in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee. June […]

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say […]

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Featured Post: Harvey’s Good, But Not Good(en) or Terrific — Yet

An article by posted on July 7, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Harvey’s Good, But Not Good(en) or Terrific — Yet

By the time I arrived at Shea Stadium in mid-June, a Dwight Gooden start had become a New York event. I had been watching Gooden baffle opponents on television over the first two months of the 1985 season. The first month he shut out the Philadelphia Phillies twice and the Cincinnati Reds. From May and […]

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A Perfect Father’s Day At Shea

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
A Perfect Father’s Day At Shea

In celebration of Father’s Day, Metsmerized Online takes a look at the most memorable Mets-related Father’s Day games in team history. On June 20, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the New York Mets in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea Stadium. With his wife and children […]

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A Memorable Night at Citi Field with a Special Lady, My Mother

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
A Memorable Night at Citi Field with a Special Lady, My Mother

With Mother’s Day upon us I started to reminisce about so many times that my mother has made a huge impact in my life.  She has always been my biggest supporter and when it came to the Mets she knew how important it was to instill the love of this team in our lives.  She […]

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Remembering The Great No. 8

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering The Great No. 8

I was walking around the mall yesterday with my wife, trying to get her to go into labor with our second child (first son). They say walking is good for kick-starting the labor process at this point, and as we were walking around, I decided to duck into the sports memorabilia store. I was pacing through the store, looking at the […]

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