Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/5/12
With the New York Mets celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2012, I’ll probably end up doing 4-5 1962 Editions of my “Mets Eye Candy” feature. Do you know the story about Hall of Fame writer Leonard Koppett during that 1962 season? While burning the midnight oil at his desk in the newsroom of the NY Post, his phone rang at two in the in morning. “I understand the Mets scored 16 runs last night,” the caller said. “Did they win?”, replied Koppett. Here’s some Eye Candy for you… 1962 Mets Media Guide This rare find set someone back for $1,300 at a recent auction. What I found most interesting was that Shea Stadium was expected to be the home of the 1963 Mets. Of course that never happened, but you already knew that. Sweet, Sweet Victory! From left to right you have Rod Kanehl, Jim Hickman, Gil Hodges, Frank Thomas, and Charlie Neal. This was the scene in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds after the Mets’ first victory at home, an 8-6 comeback win over the Phillies, April 29,1962....
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