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BIG INNING LEADS TO BIG WIN
An eight-run 1st inning provided all the offense the Mets needed in their 12-5 home win over the LA Dodgers. Starting pitcher Dock Ellis knocked in one of the runs himself when the Mets sent 12 men to ...
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SETTING THE LINEUP, 1977
The Mets named Joe Torre as player-manager partway through the 1977 season. Torre soon transitioned to full-time manager and remained at the helm until 1981. The future National Baseball Hall of Fame ...
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A RECIPE FOR METS MAGIC, 1981
Manager Joe Torre prepared some “Mets Magic” during the 1981 season, but his plans were interrupted in June by an MLB players strike. Once play resumed in August, the Mets were hot out of the gate wit ...