Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1976
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

1976 was a bit of a last hoorah for the Mets as far as All-Star’s go. Dave Kingman made his first All-Star appearance in his second year in Queens. He started the game in right field and went 0 for 2 with a strikeout. Jon Matlack made his third and final All-Star team, thanks to […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1975
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were represented by a pair of pitchers in the 1975 All-Star Game. Jon Matlack made his second consecutive All-Star appearance en route to a 16-12 season. He pitched the 7th and 8th innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 4. He also picked up the win thanks to some timely National League offense […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1974
July 9th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets 1974 contribution to the All-Star squad was a crew that you might not have expected. Yogi Berra mad his first and only appearance at the All-Star game as a manager, thanks to leading the team to the World Series the year before. That goes with his 15 appearances as a player. Jerry Grote […]

By the Numbers: Top Eleven Mets All-Stars
July 13th, 2010 by slangon

I can’t believe that the Mid-Summer Classic is upon us already. It seems crazy to me to think that it’s mid-way through the season (actually, it’s 88 games into the season, which is 54.32% though the season). I always hear people complain about the All-Star game, saying how it’s not fun to watch and it’s […]

Another TTM Success, Old-Timey Mets Style
December 17th, 2009 by slangon

2009 SlangKo Heroes of the Diamond Jon Matlack Jon Matlack pitched for the Mets from 1971 to 1977. His overall stats with the Mets is a line of perfect mediocrity – 82 wins against 81 losses, 3.02 ERA, 1023 K’s. When you look a bit deeper, though, things begin to look a little less mediocre. […]