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A New General Manager: Johnny McDonald
Native New Yorker and longtime Mets employee Johnny McDonald was promoted to GM before the 1975 season. The 1975 Press-Radio-TV Guide paid tribute to McDonald and the four guys who had preceded him in ...
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A Value Add: Donn Clendenon Traded to Mets
After being traded mid-season by the Montreal Expos, Donn Clendenon made an impact as a Met in 1969. His offensive prowess guided the Mets to the postseason, and he would be named World Series MVP.
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A Winning Wardrobe: Jerry Grote Jersey
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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A’s Pennants During 1973 World Series
The Oakland Athletics were in the middle of a World Series dynasty when the Mets opposed them in the 1973 Fall Classic. A’s rooters were on hand to show their support, just as Mets fans did at Shea St ...
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All Eyes on Wayne Garrett in 1973 NLCS
Wayne Garrett got plenty of plate appearances in the 1973 NLCS, leading the Mets with 23 at-bats. He contributed to the four-run, fifth-inning outburst in Game 5, hitting a double and scoring a run as ...
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An Original Met: Ed Kranepool Joins Mets
Bronx native Ed Kranepool got his start with the expansion Mets in their inaugural 1962 season. The 17-year-old signed with the club that June after a successful season at James Monroe High School, wh ...
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Art Shamsky and the Tools of the Trade
Art Shamsky had his choice of bats in the Shea Stadium dugout before stepping up to the plate. In four seasons as a Met, Shamsky batted .266 with 316 hits.
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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: Tom Seaver’s Greatness
Art Shamsky discusses the effectiveness of Tom Seaver, a teammate on the 1969 World Series champion Mets.
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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.