Originally written February 11, 2013 on Mets360.com:
The Mets Hall of Fame is filled with Mets from the 1969, and 1986 era squads, and with John Franco’s induction this past year, they are getting around to the 2000 NL Champions. There is though, an era woefully unrepresented, and while the exploits of the era fall well beneath the dominance of the mid to late 1980s, the miracles of 1969 and 1973, and the fun of the late 1990s-early 2000s renaissance.  And that is the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s.  Oh sure the era as a whole is for the most part rather forgettable, especially from 6/15/1977 through the sale of the franchise to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon.  But, there are several performers that probably do deserve a look and recognition in the Mets Hall of Fame, and in some way it would help a forgotten era get a little more recognition in the annals of Met history: Dave Kingman Outfielder/First Baseman 1975-1977, 1981-1983 In an era where the Shea faithful weren’t watching those home runs go over the wall frequently, they d...
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