I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but at the moment I’m sitting under roughly a foot of snow. That’s a slightly annoying amount, but after the way everyone around here and in the media was freaking out over the last few days, it seems like a coating. Anyway, what better way to [...]
…my collection gave to me… Nine Crusty Skippers, Eight Team Portraits, Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg!
…my collection gave to me… Seven Hall of Famers, Six Vintage Oddballs, Five Mini Mets, Four Old Ass Cards, Three Guys Named Johnny, Two Keith Hernandez’s, And a Vintage Moe Berg!
I’ve got to get this up before 4:10. Of course I had to leave right field for last. The Mets have had more right fielders in their history than any other position. Typical. Anyway… In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets, I’ve been looking at the primary players at each position [...]
Man, I’ve been slacking on this series. I still have 5 positions left to go and only about a month left in the season. We’ve already looked at the managers, catchers, Opening Day starting pitchers, first basemen and second basemen. We’ve also gone through the players the Mets have sent to the All-Star Game every [...]
The Mets sent a couple of All-Star “veterans” to the Mid-Summer Classic in 1971. Bud Harrelson was named to his second and final All-Star team, again mostly based on his glove. He started the game at shortstop and went o for 2. I wonder if Tom was beginning to get bored with being named to [...]
For the third year in a row, three Mets were named to the National League All-Star team in 1970. Buddy Harrelson was named to his first All-Star team in 1970, proof that the All-Star team wasn’t always based on offense. Gil Hodges had the honor of managing the National League All-Star team thanks to the [...]
Like the previous season, 1969 saw the Mets send 3 players to the All-Star Game. Cleon Jones had an outstanding year in 1969. He hit .340 on the season, which was 3rd in the League behind Pete Rose and Roberto Clemente. This was his one and only All-Star appearance. He started the game in left [...]
This is the fourth post in this series. We’ve looked at the field generals, the men who’ve donned the tools of ignorance, and the guys who’ve thrown the first pitch of the season. Today we’ll be taking a trip back through time to see who’s covered the first base bag for the Mets throughout their [...]
I know it. What can I say. Sometimes the daily minutiae of life gets in the way of a grown man writing about 2.5″ x 3.5″ pieces of cardboard with pictures of baseball players on them. Fear not, though. Just because I haven’t been writing about cards doesn’t mean I haven’t been hoarding them. To [...]