Tag: Tom Seaver

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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June 15, 1977: A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy

An article by posted on June 15, 2015 0 Comments
June 15, 1977: A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy

There are certain dates in our nation’s history when Americans remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. One day that stands out for Mets fans is June 15, 1977. That is a day in our history which will live in infamy. Tom Seaver, the face of the franchise, the heart and soul […]

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No Time Like The Present To Honor Our Past

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
No Time Like The Present To Honor Our Past

Ready? Set? Go!!! Quick. Name FIVE San Diego Padres to have their number retired. A few weeks back I needed to get recharged and drove one hour north of Las Vegas to Valley of Fire State Park. One of the many things to see amongst the 42,000 acres of red sandstone formations, shifting sand dunes […]

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MMO Feature: Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic Turns 45

An article by posted on April 22, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Feature: Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic Turns 45

On this day in Mets history, 45 years ago, 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 […]

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Will Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointment?

An article by posted on March 5, 2015 0 Comments
Will Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointment?

Tug McGraw fanned pinch-hitter Billy Conigliaro to cement the 2-0 victory. Afterwards, the Mets bound a plane for the west coast. The date was October 18, 1973. All they needed to do was split the next two in Oakland and the World Series was ours. It was not meant to be. In the 9th inning […]

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The Franchise Turns 70

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Franchise Turns 70

James Rosen of the New York Post, penned a worthy piece that reminds us of the remarkable career and the greatness of Mets icon Tom Seaver who turns 70 today. “His very motion was a thing of beauty: the high leg kick, the deep rearing back of his right arm, his right knee, perpetually dirtied, […]

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Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

Titanic is one of Hollywood’s most successful films. Winner of an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards, the James Cameron blockbuster ran 3 hours 14 minutes. The Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves won 7 Academy Awards and was exactly 3 hours. The most frequently quoted movie of the last 20 years is Pulp Fiction. Tarantino’s masterpiece […]

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Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Trust Me Tom, It Was A Miracle…

As the Kansas City Royals continue to weave their own miracle finish, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver told Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post that he doesn’t believe the 1969 Mets should be remembered as “The Miracle Mets.” Seaver, who went 25-7 that year, acknowledged that he understands why they were called the Miracle Mets, but simply doesn’t […]

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The Frustration of Loving the Mets

An article by posted on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
The Frustration of Loving the Mets

Someone once joked “Marriage is about finding that one special person to annoy you the rest of your life.” The same could be said of Baseball fans. In our case, we’ve found the Mets. On Thursday, April 3rd, the Mets lost to Washington, 8-2 and dropped to 0-3. We’d given up 22 runs in 3 […]

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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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