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YOGI BERRA Share your memories of Yogi Berra
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Gets by Buckner
September 25, 2015
R.I.P Yogi!! Thanks for the memories of that amazing 1973 team beating the Big Red Machine and getting to game 7 in the World Series against the A's!!! You will be missed!!!

Dave Shaw
September 25, 2015
This is going back a bit, but does anybody remember Yogi doing Yoo-Hoo commercials on Channel 9 in the mid-1960's? RIP. He took a part of our past with him.

September 25, 2015
The ultimate Mr. New York Baseball. Equally a treasure for both the Yankees and the Mets. Yogi played for both clubs. Coached for both clubs. Managed and won pennants for both clubs. They talk about records, Yogi's World Series records would be hard to attain by today's standards. 10 World series rings more than most Major League clubs. It's sadly OVER!

Joe Santoro
September 25, 2015
He was a genuine role model. A very rare thing these days. The nicest man I have ever met. I will always remember 1973, and the bowling alley in Clifton. When I get to heaven, I will live my life long dream, and that is to play baseball with him. But for now, I will miss him terribly.

Shickhaus Franks
October 4, 2015
A true New York baseball legend, he will be missed. He also served our country in World War 2 in the Navy and was at D-Day on June 6, 1944 and his quote about that day was this: "It was like Opening Day, a lot of yelling and screaming". Besides his ads for Yoo-Hoo and Miller Lite, he hit a big time tv commercial home run a few years back in a very funny AFLAC ad in the barber shop where his quote "They give you cash, which is just as good as money" which befuddled the wacky AFLAC duck!

YOENIS CÚSPEDES Share your memories of Yoenis CÚspedes
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The Dude
September 30, 2015
We wouldn't be the 2015 NL East Champs if it was not for Cespedes!

BARTOLO COLON Share your memories of Bartolo Colon
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September 30, 2015
Every time Bart pitches, you will never know what to expect. Just when you think you've seen it all from him, he will amaze you once more.

MICHAEL CONFORTO Share your memories of Michael Conforto
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September 25, 2015
Future Hall of Famer!

TRAVIS D'ARNAUD Share your memories of Travis d'Arnaud
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September 30, 2015
If Trav can stay healthy, he's got a lot of potential to become one of the premier catchers of his era. He's got great power to all fields. Quite a steal from the Jays in the Dickey trade too!

JEURYS FAMILIA Share your memories of Jeurys Familia
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September 25, 2015
I was telling people that Jeurys was gonna turn into a great closer for the future and he has arrived this season in spectacular fashion! Amazing how improved command can make a world of a difference! Too bad he got snubbed from being a 2015 All-Star.

CHICO FERNANDEZ Share your memories of Chico Fernandez
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Tino Prieto
September 25, 2015
I remember when I arrived in New Jersey from Cuba I used to go on Sundays to Yankee Stadium for a doubleheader with my father and uncle, and of course we went mostly when the opposing team had Cuban players, players such as Camilo Pascual, Tony Oliva, Zoilo Versalles, Humberto Fernandez etc. I particularly remember when Humberto was with the Tigers and in a game against the Yankees he stole home which is still one of the most exciting things that can happen in a baseball game, because of the dates probably 1961 or 62 I assume the Yankees catcher was Elston Howard (Yogi took turns playing left field with Hector Lopez), but I can not remember the Yankees pitcher, was it Ralph Terry or maybe Whitey Ford ? Best wishes to Humberto and thank for the memories.

Tino Prieto, Fellow Cuban (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

WILMER FLORES Share your memories of Wilmer Flores
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September 25, 2015
How can you not like Wilmer? The guy nearly got traded at the deadline, was visibly upset by the news at the time and then the very next day, he hits an extremely clutch game-winning home run in what was arguably the turning point of the Mets' 2015 season. It could not have been scripted any better. I was so happy for him that night!

JESSE GONDER Share your memories of Jesse Gonder
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September 25, 2015
Bruce, you are correct that Johnny Stephenson made the last out in Jim Bunning's perfect game, but it was as a pinch-hitter.

As this site shows, Gonder was with the Mets from mid- 1963 through mid-1965.

TOM GORMAN Share your memories of Tom Gorman
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Mike Shields
September 25, 2015
Dr. G was one of my roommates while he finished up his degree and was the pitching coach at Gonzaga. GREAT guy and easily the funniest person I have ever met. If someone gave him crap about giving up a HR he would respond, "Oh, yeah? How many dingers did you give up in the big leagues?" Most the time that would shut-up the a-hole asking the question who probably never played beyond high school anyway... Like a lot of the High School Harry's who posted their comments here. Let's go Mets!

TIM HARKNESS Share your memories of Tim Harkness
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Mike Leiman
September 25, 2015
My dad took me to this game as a junior high school graduation present. One of the most exciting I've ever been to. Extra innings, the Mets had a few chances to win but didn't. Frustrating. But no frustration what happened in the 14th, prior to Tim's big hit. We fell behind by 2 runs. In our half of the final inning, however, Jim Hickman lead off with a single and the next batter also singled. A rally going...but Hickman rounded second too far and got thrown out before he could return to the bag! How was that even possible? But the Mets kept battling and loaded the bases with 2 outs...bringing up Harkness and bringing in a lefty to pitch to him. The count went 2-2 and Tim took the next pitch...so close that I truly believed he had struck out. Happily the umpire called it a ball. And on the next pitch...WHAM...Tim drove it far into the right field stands...definitely not a cheap Polo Grounds home run. A grand slam and we'd won the game. As we walked out I was shouting: "Tim Harkness for MVP!" My sister complained about my yelling to our dad, but he just said: "Let Mike have his fun!!"

BOB HENDLEY Share your memories of Bob Hendley
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Ramblin' Pete
October 4, 2015
I can remember that even though he never appeared in a game for the 1969 Mets, Bob Hendley appeared as a Met in that year's series of Topps baseball cards.

I inherited bags and boxes of baseball cards from my older cousins when I was a little kid in the early '70s, and as a huge Mets fan who had heard and read all about 1969 I was always left wondering "Who the heck is Bob Hendley??"

As a result there was always an aura of mystery about him, and, in mind at least, he was a sort of de facto outer-fringe part of the legendary '69 Mets aura..

JIM HICKMAN Share your memories of Jim Hickman
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Chris Arnold
October 4, 2015
I met big Jim when I was 13 years old. My mother and Jim Jr. got married that summer, so he then was my grandad. He was a man of little words, but it was the coolest thing to tell all your buddies about big Jim. He had all kind of autographed baseballs from Santos to Brian Pick. He would autograph baseball pictures for my friends. The Cubs was always on with everyone watching in hopes that this would be the year. I'll be a Cubs fan forever. He gave me the bug. I'm truly humble to have known this great and kind man.

GIL HODGES Share your memories of Gil Hodges
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Quality Met
October 4, 2015
Gil has never been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but it's not a big deal. Hall members Bill Mazeroski, Ron Santo and Phil Rizzuto all achieved induction only after many years of fans and media members from their respective local cities just begging for it. If a player needs ongoing politics to gain entry into the Hall, then he's definitely not worthy of election.

I don't mean to say that it shouldn't be for Gil. But if it ever does happen, his being elected would be no different than that of those who get there only by continuous pleading from wishful supporters. It's just as well that Gil doesn't have a plaque in Cooperstown. Not everyone who's had an outstanding career does anyway. The Hall of Fame has become too much of a political game.

GREGG JEFFERIES Share your memories of Gregg Jefferies
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Mitchell Bailey
October 6, 2015
I remember being 11 years old and going to the local hobby shop and opening up packs of 1988 Fleer Baseball cards in hopes of getting his Rookie Card. My parents and I lived in Virginia Beach at the time and it was just a short drive to Tides Stadium.

My Dad took us to a home game and I brought my Jefferies Rookie cards with me. It was very exciting. Before the game Gregg went around and signed memorabilia for us kids. I handed him my card and watched him sign it only for him to hand it to another kid. I did not see who because I was in such awe that I was in the presence of a baseball superhero. After realizing my card was given back to another kid I incessantly told him to give me back my card and he just looked at me as if I was a spoiled brat.

He was the first sports player I ever saw up close and to this day I still do not have his autograph. However my disappointment did not last long when I watched him step to the plate to drive in the winning run off of a double hit to center field.

In 2003 my wife and I went to Harbor Park and this time around Jose Reyes was the man to watch with the same tout that Jefferies carried in 1988. I approached Jose with a baseball I had purchased before the game with memories of Jefferies and the card that went missing in 1988. Jose looked right at me with a smile and signed the baseball and handed it right back and my fears of a baseball going missing were allayed.

Jose seemed to take more care and pride in signing the balls that were handed to him than the cards. However Jose did not do so well in that game. Moral of the story is that you can't expect to have your cake and eat it too but I did get to feel like a kid again. Thank you Gregg and Jose for the baseball experiences and memories.

JENRRY MEJIA Share your memories of Jenrry Mejia
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September 25, 2015
This guy starts off the 2015 season with an 80 game suspension, then gets suspended again in a matter of days after being reinstated? Yikes...

Mejia had a decent 2014 season closing, but it looks like this might be the end of him as a Met. Hope he gets himself together in the future.

September 25, 2015
Cheater! Got suspended for roids.

Shickhaus Franks
September 30, 2015
In 2016, now pitching for the Rockland Boulders or the Long Island Ducks: Jenrry Mejia because his days in Flushing are certainly done and done and I mean done. (FYI, Those last few words are courtesy of Principal Skinner from "The Simpsons"). LOL

ERIC O'FLAHERTY Share your memories of Eric O'Flaherty
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The Dude
September 30, 2015
This might be the worst pitcher in Mets History and that's saying a lot.

MIKE SCOTT Share your memories of Mike Scott
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david lozano
October 4, 2015
I was teammate of Mike's on the Jackson Mets in 1977. He was one of the quietest and fierce competitors I ever played. When he developed a fork ball with Roger Craig, who helped a lot of pitchers. What a travesty it would have been had he not gotten the MVP in the NLCS. The Mets had to win Game Six because they knew that they would not be able to beat Mike Scott in Game 7. Wake up. Quit being sore winners.

NOAH SYNDERGAARD Share your memories of Noah Syndergaard
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September 25, 2015
This guy just throws absolute gas for a 22-year old. It's unbelievable. I don't think he's even close to his full potential. What a steal for the Mets to get both him and d'Arnaud from the Jays for Dickey!

BOBBY VALENTINE Share your memories of Bobby Valentine
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Joe Giradio
September 30, 2015
Bobby V is a great manager! The people who say he over manages are just jealous. Joe Maddon gets a lot of credit for being a great manager nowadays, but Bobby V beats him any day of the week. ANYONE can win with that 2015 Cub roster.

Bobby V did things with a marginal contender team that only great managers can do. He didn't fit in Boston because a roster of highly-paid veterans is just not gonna take kindly to Bobby V's style.

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