Tag: Willie Mays

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stick

There are a lot memories, a lot of history, being left at Candlestick Park. Willie Mays recorded his 3,000th hit at The Stick; Bill Walsh won his first NFL game and O.J. Simpson played his final game at Candlestick; a massive earthquake rocked the Bay Area and the 1989 World Series; um, Jerry Rice (enough said); and […]

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Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the […]

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Marlon Byrd Might Do What No Met Has Done Before

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd Might Do What No Met Has Done Before

Power hitters don’t usually run very well.  And speedsters aren’t prone to hitting home runs.  So it would be reasonable to say that players who are among the league leaders in home runs don’t usually find their names near the top of the triples leader board.  Of course, there have been some exceptions over the […]

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Must See Video: Alonzo Harris Makes An Amazin’ Catch

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments

Check out this amazing catch by Alonzo Harris last night as he channeled his inner Willie Mays to make and over the shoulder catch with his back to the ball. After a breakthrough season for Advanced-A St. Lucie in 2012, Harris has struggled this season at the plate for the Binghamton Mets, and has been plagued with a couple […]

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Like Father, Like Son: L.J. Mazzilli Off To Hot Start With Cyclones

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Like Father, Like Son: L.J. Mazzilli Off To Hot Start With Cyclones

Former Mets’ star Lee Mazzilli made the borough of Brooklyn his stomping grounds growing up. Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Coney Island was his home until the Mets drafted him right out of high school in 1973. Located just a mile and half from Lincoln down Ocean Parkway and on Surf Avenue is MCU Park. Though […]

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My Personal Attempt To Sabotage The All-Star Game

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
My Personal Attempt To Sabotage The All-Star Game

It’s that time of the year again. Seven weeks into the season and we are being asked to vote for the 2013 All-Stars. This week Cincinnati came to town. Now, imagine for a moment, if as you walked into Citi Field you were handed a ballot where you could choose which Reds you would want […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Willie Comes Home

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Willie Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they […]

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How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en […]

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Special Feature: Saluting The 1973 Mets; The Start Of A Series

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
Special Feature: Saluting The 1973 Mets; The Start Of A Series

MAYS: ENDURING IMAGE OF A FORGOTTEN TEAM The Mets have made four World Series appearances, with each of those seasons and Octobers giving us cherished memories. But, only one – the nearly forgotten 1973 team, with the still memorable rallying cry of “Ya Gotta Believe,’’ – identifies with the tumultuous ride this franchise has been […]

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