Tag: World Series

Jerry Koosman Sentenced To Six Months For Tax Evasion

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

According to an Reuters report, a federal judge on Thursday sentenced former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman to six months in prison for not paying his taxes. Prosecutors say Koosman, a former All-Star who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series, didn’t pay federal income taxes for 2002, 2003 and 2004. He pleaded […]

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It Was A Memorable 1969 Tribute

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

I have to hand it to the New York Mets for doing an excellent job of putting that 1969 Mets tribute together. It was so touching to see all those great Mets of the past, together again for one last time. Unfortunately, many of those who played for the Amazin’s in that magical season have […]

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When America Really Needed A Miracle, The 69 Mets Were There

An article by posted on August 23, 2009 0 Comments

In the 1977 classic film “Oh, God,” Jerry Landers (John Denver) is speaking with God, played by George Burns. Landers asks God about miracles and He replies, “The last miracle I did was the 69 Mets. Before that you have to go back to The Red Sea.” There has been a lot of talk this […]

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Swoboda’s Memorable World Series Catch Recalled in Historic Photo

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

New York, August 21 — The date was October 14, 1969, when Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda made one of the greatest catches in World Series history, robbing Brooks Robinson of the Orioles in Game 4 at Shea Stadium, a defining moment in the Amazins’ improbable world championship.  Now, 40 years later, Mets fans and […]

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‘The Bronx Zoo’ Moves To Queens

An article by posted on July 28, 2009 0 Comments

Just a few short seasons ago we seemed on the edge of something great. We were preparing ourselves for several years of NL dominance unprecedented in Mets history. We locked up young studs David Wright and Jose Reyes to long term contracts, added 5-tool superstar Carlos Beltran and mixed in veteran presences like Pedro Martinez […]

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For Whom The “Bell” Tolls

An article by posted on July 15, 2009 0 Comments

What a punkass Heath Bell turned out to be. I’m not saying that because the National League lost to the junior circuit (Again!), but because I just read his post game comments and it showed me what a jerk he really is. For those of you who made the wise decision not to watch last night’s […]

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Heroes Of 1969: Tommie Agee-Willing To Run Through Walls

An article by posted on July 6, 2009 0 Comments

The date was Monday, January 22, 2001. The weather in New York was brisk. The Twin Towers stood proud and dominated the skyline. The city was just three months removed from the first Subway Series in over four decades and Baseball Fever still filled the air. In midtown Manhattan, a 58 year old African American […]

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Make Room For One More At The All-Star Table

An article by posted on July 1, 2009 0 Comments

According to mlb.com, Major League Baseball will be expanding the rosters for this year’s All-Star Game from 32 to 33 players.  The extra player added will be a pitcher, allowing for each league to have 13 pitchers at its disposal.  This move was deemed necessary because last year’s Midsummer Classic lasted 15 innings, prompting both […]

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When The Orioles Were Good

An article by posted on June 16, 2009 0 Comments

To a lot of fans who are new to baseball, the Baltimore Orioles are known as a team that plays in a pretty cool looking park, but always finishes in the second half the American League’s Eastern Division. It wasn’t always that way. Back in the middle 1970′s when I first started getting into baseball, […]

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Heroes of 1969: Ron Swoboda, The Heart Of A Lion

An article by posted on May 20, 2009 0 Comments

2009 marks the 40 year anniversary of our first World Championship. With today’s article and continuing through the summer I will pay tribute to some of the heroes of that 69 team. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged America. He insisted that by the end of the decade, we put a man on the […]

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