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SHAMSKY: ON HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH AGEE
Art Shamsky discusses his relationship with Mets teammate Tommie Agee, including his last-minute role in Agee’s wedding.
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SHAMSKY: ON MCGRAW BEING A CHARACTER
Art Shamsky shares a humorous story about Mets teammate Tug McGraw during a spring training game.
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CATCH-PHRASE IN A GLOVE
As soon as Tug McGraw became a Met in 1965, he performed both on the mound and in dugout stump speeches. McGraw was central in rallying the Mets in 1973 with his “Ya Gotta Believe!” catch phrase, as N ...
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JERRY’S JACKET FROM ’73
Jerry Koosman wore this warm-up jacket in 1973 as the Mets made another run for the postseason. He kicked off April with four straight wins, then won six of his final seven decisions at the end of the ...
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TAG AT THE PLATE, 1978
Baserunners beware of this “Bad Dude.” The 1978 Mets yearbook featured starting backstop John Stearns stretching for a tag at home. Stearns, who was coming off an All-Star season, earned the nickname ...
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TOM TERRIFIC AND ONE-HITTERS
Though Tom Seaver had what might be considered a “mild” year, his 1972 season was as solid as any team could hope for in a top ace. He posted a 21-12 record, including a thrilling win on Independence ...
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THE WINDUP, THE STRETCH, THE FRANCHISE
Tom Seaver spent the first 11 years of his MLB career as a Met before a trade mid-season in 1977. He made his return to New York in 1983, first appearing as the starting pitcher on Opening Day. More t ...
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SEAVER WARMS UP AT SHEA STADIUM
Tom Seaver kept up his hot pitching in 1970, leading the league with a 2.82 ERA and 283 strikeouts. He added another milestone that season from the batter’s box by hitting his first career home run. H ...
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COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED KOOSMAN
Jerry Koosman played it cool in the 1969 home stretch. In August and September, the ace went 9-3, including five straight wins at the end of the season. One of those victories stopped a Mets losing st ...
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1971: THE YEAR OF THE SEAVER STRIKEOUT
During the 1971 season, 289 batters stepped up to the plate against Tom Seaver. Then 289 batters trudged back to the dugout with a K. Seaver set a Mets single-season record in strikeouts that year, wh ...