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THE COMMISH DUELING WITH QUICK DRAW 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 ...
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KRANEPOOL AMAZIN’ FROM THE BEGINNING
A teenaged Ed Kranepool came up with lousy Mets teams in the franchise’s opening years, but he created bright moments. After the Mets started the 1963 season with eight straight losses, Kranepool hit ...
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SEAVER STRONG STRAIGHT OUT OF THE GATE
The Mets introduced Tom Seaver to The Show at the start of the 1967 season. Seaver recorded his first career win on April 20, a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at home. He notched 5 strikeouts in 7 ...
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KOOSMAN RECORDS WINNING ROOKIE SEASON
Although he made several appearances the year prior, Jerry Koosman played his full rookie season in 1968. Kooz earned his first career win in his first start on April 11, a 4-0 complete game shutout a ...
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KOOZ SETS EARLY METS Ks RECORD
Jerry Koosman was the definition of clutch in a down-to-the-wire victory over the San Diego Padres on May 28, 1969. He kept the Friars off the board for 10 frames while recording 15 strikeouts, which ...
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METS WINS LEADER WINDS IT UP
Tom Seaver made franchise history by notching 25 wins in 1969. He was the first pitcher of a New York City team with that many victories in a season since Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers recorded ...
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THE GAME 4 WINNER OF THE 1969 WS
Game 4 of the 1969 World Series featured dramatic defensive work by the Mets, and their top ace built on that momentum to earn the win. Tom Seaver remained on the mound for all 10 innings, notching 6 ...
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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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THE MET WHO PLAYED MORE GAMES THAN ANY OTHER
After 18 seasons in New York (including a cup of coffee in the expansion club’s first year), Ed Kranepool hung up his cleats after the 1979 season. His 1,853 games in a Mets uniform still stands as th ...