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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, ...
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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 nickn ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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PITCHING 101 WITH TOM SEAVER
Tom Seaver was so good at recording strikeouts, he could write the book on it. In fact, he did. Published in 1984, Seaver’s The Art of the Pitching detailed techniques and mechanics behind throwing ...
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A PRESIDENTIAL FIRST PITCH
The 1970 All-Star Game was officially underway after President Richard Nixon tossed out the ceremonial first pitch while Gil Hodges looked on, grinning. Though a particular fan of the Washington Senat ...