Just hope Jesse Orosco is still the all-time leader in games pitched, or did #Topps decide to strip him of his records as well?
I think any Met fan that witnessed Tom Glavine gag up seven runs in the first inning of New York’s win-or-go home loss to the Florida Marlins on Sept. 30 2007, would argue vehemently against his inclusion to ESPN’s Top 100 list.
Old Hoss Radbourn certainly did.
“#93: T. Glavine. Milquetoast lefty with a strike zone larger than E. Gregg. Not a bride or bridesmaid but rather the groom’s ugly sister.”
New York Met knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won his 20th game of the year earlier this afternoon against the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates — no thanks to Jon Rauch.
Dickey is the first Met 20-game winner since Frank Viola to reach the plateau. Prior to “Sweet Music,” “The Doctor” and David Cone were last Mets to win 20.
Yesterday was the final time the New York Mets and the Houston Astros squared off as National League members.
It ends a underrated rivalry that peaked in the 1986 NLCS, more specifically the legendary 16-inning Game 6.
Lopez was tagged with the loss in the 7-6 victory that punched the Mets’ ticket to the World Series, allowing a single to Len Dykstra that drove in Wally Backman with the go-ahead run.
Sadly, Lopez, was killed in a car accident back in September of 1992. May baseballs forever bounce off the top of his UFO.
Gold medal winner in Seoul, current Pale Hose skipper, owner of the longest hitting streak in Division I college history, punching bag to Nolan Ryan and deliverer of dramatic walk-off
grand slams singles in the playoffs, Robin Ventura has already lived a full baseball life at the age of 45.
Surprised to see he only made two All-Star teams as a player.
Why is Bobby Bo smiling in this picture?
Probably because the Mets are paying him roughly $1.2 million per year through 2036.
Bret Saberhagen’s sweet warm-up jacket also wants everyone to enjoy the All-Star Game tonight live from Kauffman Stadium.
BECAUSE THIS TIME, IT COUNTS!
Last night, the New York Mets announced their all-time team.
Sadly, Bernard Gilkey didn’t make the cut. But, one of the relievers was right-handed fireman Roger McDowell.
Pretty much everyone on the East Coast knows how that trade worked out for the NYM.
Dykstra helped the Phillies win a World Series, McDowell starred on “Seinfeld,” while Samuel lasted 86 games in Flushing, becoming one of several All-Star second basemen the Mets acquired to fail completely (see Baerga, Alomar).
Although, in fairness, the Mets attempted to shoehorn Samuel into center field.(editor’s note… Phils lost World Series to Jays)