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A CLASSIC MOMENT
Jerry Grote offered a hand to Ed Kranepool during Game 3 of the 1969 World Series, the only game Kranepool played in during the Fall Classic. He took advantage of the opportunity, hitting an eighth-in ...
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A CLOSE WIN OUT WEST
Between the 1969 and 1973 World Series, the Mets maintained a solid roster of talent. A crew featuring Bud Harrelson, Willie Mays, Jerry Grote and others defeated the San Diego Padres, 2-1, at San Die ...
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A GIANT WIN OVER THE GIANTS
The Mets squared off against the San Francisco Giants in the first game of a doubleheader during a late-season West Coast trip. Ron Swoboda, Jerry Grote and Tom Seaver broke open the 4th inning with h ...
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A HALL OF FAME HOMECOMING FOR MIKE PIAZZA
The Mets inducted Mike Piazza into the franchise's Hall of Fame in September 2013. He became the 27th member honored by the Mets, joining fellow catchers Jerry Grote and Gary Carter.
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A WINNING WARDROBE
Jerry Grote was the Mets starting catcher during the pennant-winning 1973 season. In Game 2 of the NLCS, Grote hit a critical 2-RBI single to help the Mets build 9th-inning run insurance. The Mets won ...
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ALL-STAR GALLERY, 1973
By 1973, the Mets had sent close to a dozen individual players to the All-Star Game. Tom Seaver and Willie Mays were the Mets representatives that year, and their roster was full of former All-Stars. ...
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BERRA CONSULTS METS PLAYERS IN ’73 NLCS
Sophomore Mets manager Yogi Berra talked it out during a trip to the mound in the 1973 NLCS. As a player, Berra was no stranger to success in the postseason. He tapped into that experience when he ski ...
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GROTE EYES A POP UP AT THE PLATE IN ’73 WS
Jerry Grote shed his mask in pursuit of a pop up hit by Oakland Athletic Jesus Alou during a game in the 1973 World Series. The Mets catcher started all seven outings of the Fall Classic, recording 67 ...
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GROTE GETS GOING IN 1969
Jerry Grote recorded a career-high 6 home runs in 1969. He hit two during an early August series sweep of the Atlanta Braves at home. Wrote New York Daily News reporter Phil Pepe after the fi ...
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GROTE SLIDES FOR HOME IN 1973 WORLD SERIES
Is this Jerry Grote making a promising slide into home plate during Game 4 of the 1973 World Series? We think it might be! Jon Matlack hit a seventh-inning outfield single, prompting Grote to take off ...