Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1963
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

For the second year of the Mets existence, the team was still very much composed of aging stars and cast-off journey men. The team did “improve” to a 51-111 record, though, so that’s something. Also much like the ’62 season, the Mets representative at the 1963 All-Star Game was probably there more for his legacy than what he did in the 1963 season. The Duke hit .243 with 14 homers and 45 RBI that year, all of which were close to career lows for him. He would only play part of one more season with the Giants before hanging them up for good.

He did play in the All-Star Game that year though. He pinch hit for Tommy Davis in the top of the 9th. He struck out. He also stayed in the game to play left field in the bottom of the inning. The National Leaguers won 5-3.

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