Tag: Tom Seaver

Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 17 Comments
An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

They are as comfortable together as you and your old Met sweatshirt. Ordinary, familiar, maybe a bit faded, frayed, and worn, like a battered ball tucked in a worn-out glove. It’s like they were made to go together, one somehow not complete without the other. Cold ice cream and hot fudge. They met forty years […]

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Tom Seaver, Closer?

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 14 Comments
Tom Seaver, Closer?

Tom Seaver won 311 games during his great career. He won 198 of those games with the Mets. He also saved one career game. The year was 1968. The day was July 7th. The Mets were playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a doubleheader that Sunday afternoon at Connie Mack Stadium. The Mets had already lost […]

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Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

Going around the Diamond – there have been 24 different players in the Mets 52 year history that would could be classified as the “everyday” second baseman. So who has played there the most? (seasons classified as the main second baseman in parenthesis) 10. Tim Teufel (1987). Tim played in 325 games (251 starts) at second […]

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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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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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One-Time Mets Opening Day Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
One-Time Mets Opening Day Starting Pitchers

In 52 seasons, the Mets have only had 13 Opening Day Pitchers start just one opener. Over the years, we’ve seen Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Tom Glavine, and Johan Santana each start at least 4 openers on the hill – but who were the 13 men who only started one? There are some pretty good […]

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MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

Joe Torre hoped it would happen, but he never dared think it would. The former New York Mets player and manager, who later carved his legacy as four-time World Series manager of the Yankees, was selected to the Hall of Fame today by the veteran’s committee. The announcement was made at the Walt Disney Swan resort […]

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This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

1970 – Mets’ outfielder Tommie Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league. The New York flycatcher also won the honor with the White Sox during his 1966 Rookie of the Year season. 1972 – Jon Matlack (15-10, 2.32) is selected by the BBWAA as National League Rookie of the […]

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This Date In Mets History: Tom Seaver Wins Rookie of the Year

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Tom Seaver Wins Rookie of the Year

In 1967, New York Mets’ icon Tom Seaver began his journey on becoming “The Franchise,’’ when he was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year, an award he said he cherished more than his All-Star appearance that summer. “This is a bigger thrill to me than being named to the All-Star team,’’ Seaver said […]

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