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Art Shamsky: Friendship With Tommie Agee
Art Shamsky discusses his relationship with Mets teammate Tommie Agee, including his last-minute role in Agee’s wedding.
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Art Shamsky: Tug McGraw Stories
Art Shamsky shares a humorous story about Mets teammate Tug McGraw during a spring training game.
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Tug McGraw Autographed Catchphrase 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!” catchphrase, as Ne ...
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Jerry Koosman Warm-Up Jacket: 1973
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: Mets 1978 Yearbook
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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Cool, Calm and Collected: Jerry 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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Strike 3!: Tom Seaver’s 1971 Season
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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Tom Seaver Publishes “The Art of Pitching” ...
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 a ...
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Presidential First Pitch: Richard Nixon
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 ...
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The Commish & Quick Draw Tug McGraw
MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn donned a Mets cap as he set up a practice drill for Tug McGraw. In addition to hurling pitches, McGraw was also responsible for fielding on the mound. In nine seasons in Ne ...