Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/30/12
As the sun begins to set on what appeared to be a magical season, we cannot forget all of the good that came out of the improbable first half. On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana did what many thought would never happen. He threw the first ever Mets no-hitter, and gave many fans a “where were you when…” moment. There isn’t a Mets fan out there who will forget June 1st. Whether they missed it, were on a train, driving a car, at a party, at the game, or sitting alone on a couch – we’ll all remember that moment. However, a part of that moment we cannot forget is the effort made by Mike Baxter in the 7th inning. Baxter is a league minimum player who grew up idolizing the Mets just like all of us. The 27 year old graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, NY put his body and potentially his career on the line to preserve the possibility of the 1st ever Mets no hitter. In Baxter’s 40 games this year, he’s shown to be a valuable bench player. He’s put everything into each at bat, and ...
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