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There are certain dates in our nation’s history when Americans remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. One day that stands out for Mets fans is June 15, 1977. That is a day in our history which will live in infamy.
Tom Seaver, the face of the franchise, the heart and soul of the franchise, The Franchise, was traded away–no, was discarded–by the team he loved.
No player in the history of the Mets had single-handedly left such a void upon his departure. When Tom Terrific was traded, the short term effect was felt immediately. The long lasting effects would continue nearly a decade. For the 8 year period from 1969-1976, the Mets averaged 84 wins per year. In the 6 years that followed (leaving out the strike shortened season of 81), the Mets averaged just 65 wins. From 69-76, the Mets finished 1st twice, 3rd five times and 5th only once. After the trade, we finished last 5 times and 5th once. The average attendance at Shea from 69-76 was 25,002. The average attendance...
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Pitcher R.A. Dickey made it clear from the start that he wanted no part of it. If he was to get a no-hitter, he wanted it to be controversy-free. He wanted it to be clean.
Dickey, the knuckleball-throwing ace, got his wish Friday when Major League Baseball denied the Mets’ appeal on the ruling of the Rays’ B.J. Upton’s first-inning single in Wednesday’s game that turned...
Mets Infielder Justin Turner will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, GM Sandy Alderson said.
Turner has been on the disabled list since May 29 with a right ankle sprain and ligament damage in the foot.
Also on the injury front, Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) faced pitching Wednesday in Port St. Lucie.
Well, today is decision day on the appeal that the Mets filed hoping that MLB would overturn the play that was scored a hit during R.A. Dickey’s spectacular start against the Rays.
That one hit turned out to be the only one the Rays would get that day, and the masses are split as to whether it was actually a hit or an error by third baseman David Wright, who flubbed the play...
R.A. Dickey pitched a complete game one-hitter, but was it really a hit?
New York Mets knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey, has been tremendous this season, absolutely tremendous. There are no words left to describe the year he is having. Last year Dickey had great games but the team would find a way to lose. This year he’s mowing everyone down and currently has a record of 10-1 with...
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Jordany Valdespin – DH
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Josh Thole – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
The Mets go for the three game sweep tonight as they take on the Rays in Tampa. Last night was another tremendous night for this team as Dickey absolutely crushed the Rays and made...
With Ike Davis swinging the bat well, the NY Mets have a tough decision to make as far as roster spots.
It’s big decision time for the New York Mets and someone just made it very very hard.
Ike Davis is finally heating up and looking like he might be locked in. This isn’t the random hit then back to nothing scenario we have seen so far this season. In his past few games Davis...
To borrow a phrase from the great Walt Clyde Frazier, Ike Davis “is starting to percolate”. We were all wondering when it was going to come, and it finally may have started. More than 2 months into the season Ike Davis has begun to put together quality at-bats on a nightly basis over the past week or so.
Over the last 7 days Ike has begun to heat up. He is 9 for his last 16 and...
Once again, boom goes the dynamite. The Mets offensive barrage against the Tampa Bay Rays leaked into the final game of the series, helping the team secure an interleague sweep in a 9-6 victory.
The offense continued to be timely. Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Jason Bay kicked off the game with a pair of solo shots. The jumpstart helped the Mets stay in the game despite the continued struggles...
The New York Mets went more than 50 years and 8,000 games without ever recording a no-hitter, a streak that Johan Santana finally snapped June 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals. If they get their way, they'll suddenly have two in less than two weeks. Prior to his club's 9-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, manager Terry Collins said that the Mets have appealed...
Mets pitcher R.A Dickey just recently became the first pitcher to reach 10 wins this season. Dickey Pitched all nine innings with one run scored(un earned though). Not only did Dickey become the first to 10 wins he also had a streak of no run innings, that previously ended, at 32 and 2/3 innings. R.A a fenomenal knuckle ball pitcher has pitched amazingly with a 2.20 ERA and 90 total...
New York Mets manager Terry Collins took fault with Johan Santana's most recent outing.
Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays only has himself to blame for his latest performance.
Coming off another pitching milestone, the Mets hope Santana can rebound from one of his worst starts of the season when he opposes Hellickson, who goes for his first victory in a month in Thursday...
It must be something I give off. I wasn't wearing any Mets stuff early in my day on Wednesday. Yet all I had to do was mention to a couple of other people in the hotel I was staying at that I live in Queens for them to tell me that they were big Mets fans and start talking baseball.
Then I got to a restaurant to enjoy a meal while wearing swim trunks and a ratty Eric Clapton...
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W: B. Arroyo (3-4) L: D. Gee (4-5)
HR: CIN - J. Bruce (14),B. Phillips (9) NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (6),S. Hairston (9)
Wilson Valdez drove in three runs as the Cincinnati Reds took a 7-3 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game series....
Both accounts are courtesy of excerpts taken from Redleg Journal:
June 16, 1978 - Tom Seaver pitches the only no-hitter of his career in a 4-0 Reds win over St. Louis at Riverfront Stadium. Previously, Seaver had entered the ninth inning with a no-hitter three times, and surrendered a base hit on each occasion. In this game in the ninth, he walked Jerry Mumphrey...
Yesterday, WFAN’s Mike Francesa discussed how Mets broadcasters Howie Rose and Gary Cohen were “out of line” during this past weekend’s Subway Series.
Francesa said that it’s great that the Mets have fans as announcers, but that they sometimes take it too far in rooting for their team, especially against the Yankees.
Frankly, I love that Rose and Cohen are as die-hard of...