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I never saw Dave Kingman play, but heard stories about his mammoth homers, as well as his dour personality. Everyone knows the story about how he sent a dead rat to a reporter in the mail. This Sunday, the Stockton Ports brought Kingman in as part of a Fathers Day promotion. This version...
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Interesting day in New York Mets History - - They aquire two firstbasemen that help deliver 2 World Series Titles and trade away the face of the Franchise, Tom Seaver.   On June 15, 1977, the New York Mets trade franchise pitcher Tom Seaver just moments before the trading deadline. The Mets...
Jim Northrup was sitting across from me and I was glad that his anger wasn’t directed toward me. And he was angry, no question about it. We all know about the epic triple that Northrup, who died yesterday at age 71, hit in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series. The two-run drive off Hall of Famer...
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I was a bit surprised about how polarized the fans are about retiring Gary Carter‘s number. This debate was born yesterday after Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post wrote how even the “tone-deaf” Mets know this is the right thing to do. The naysayers had a mixed bag of reasons; citing statistics,...
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Gary Carter was diagnosed on Tuesday as having glioblastoma, an aggressive, fast-moving brain cancer that that will be treated with radiation and chemotherapy, but not with surgery, according to a statement from the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke University Medical Center, where...
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When we talk about war in the modern game its normally in relation to Wins Above Replacement (WAR). We never consider the impact real war, and those who fought to serve our country, had on our National Pastime. When NFL star Pat Tillman volunteered to fight in Afghanistan it was a headline story...
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Jim Leyland, in case you haven’t heard, is a rocket scientist. He presides over a job so sophisticated, so complicated, that it defies the understanding of those who aren’t rocket scientists. He stands above all in his knowledge of his very scientific vocation, and therefore has no use for those...
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Last night, the Phillies beat the Reds in the bottom of the 19th inning - 5-4. Second baseman Wilson Valdez won the game in relief. It was the first time a player in the field came in to record a win since Yankee's left fielder, Babe Ruth did it on October 1, 1921. Over 45,000 fans saw the...
The Mets have agreed to sell a minority share of the club to David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc., according to ESPN's Karl Ravech. The Mets confirmed that Einhorn is their preferred partner, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. MLB has not yet approved the deal, but the Mets...
MLB: According to the Wall Street Journal, “Since 1996, just 9% of teams with a losing record on June 1 wound up with 90 wins, the number teams usually shoot for to make the playoffs … During that early season period, the average correlation between a team’s win percentage on June 1 and...
By: Mike Silva Earlier in the week I talked about how sad it is to watch a former star hobble his way out of the game. New York fans always bring up Willie Mays flopping around the Shea outfield, a shell of his former self, in 1973. What may come to New York baseball fans minds going forward is...
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From Mike Silva - his blog is NY Baseball Digest The three homers by Carlos Beltran yesterday afternoon reminded everyone of the player that has spent the majority of his time playing for the Mets. You always hear about Beltran’s at bat in the 2006 NLCS, or his recent rash of knee injuries, but...
Justin Verlander joined an elite crowd of pitchers who have thrown no Multiple No Hitters and became first Tiger since Virgil Tucks to accomplish it. Nolan Ryan (7) Sandy Koufax (4) Bob Feller (3) Larry Corcoran (3) Cy Young (3) Jim BunningSteve BusbyMark BuehrleCarl ErskineAllie ReynoldsWarren...
Historic milestones on this date. August 5, 1979, Willie Mays is inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Mays slugged 660 homers, batted .302, and collected 3,283 hits in his 22-year career. Known for his all-around play, Mays won 12 Gold Glove Awards for his defense in...
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