Tag: Tom Seaver

MMO Fan Shot: Where Does Piazza Rank Among The Greatest Catchers Of All Time

An article by posted on 09/01/2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Where Does Piazza Rank Among The Greatest Catchers Of All Time

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love The arc of the baseball universe is long, but it bends towards justice.  And so, Mike Piazza, a true superstar, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fourth attempt.  Piazza’s failure to muster the requisite 75% of votes his first three years on the ballot was […]

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MMO Flashback: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

An article by posted on 21/12/2015 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, I’m resurrecting some of our favorite articles from 11 years of writing about the New York Mets on MMO. That’s the wonderful thing about all the original articles we post on Metsmerized Online… that we can go back from time to time and enjoy so many of these […]

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Sometimes There IS Crying in Baseball

An article by posted on 21/06/2015 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 15/06/2015 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 23/05/2015 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 22/04/2015 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 05/03/2015 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 17/11/2014 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 14/11/2014 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 06/10/2014 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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