Found April 15, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
I know a lot of Mets fans will see that No. 42 standing proudly at Cit Field and still question whether or not it belongs there. I know Jackie Robinson never played a game for the Mets, but when I see that No. 42, I see a lot more than Jackie Robinson. I see Tommy Agee diving head first toward the wall in center field to rob Paul Blair of a bases loaded triple in the 1969 World Series. I see Steve Henderson hitting a grand slam and giving all of us something to believe in, if only for just one day. I see Dwight Gooden making his electrifying debut on his way to 17 wins and 276 strikeouts in his rookie season. I see Mookie Wilson chugging his way to first base as Ray Knight races home with the winning run in game six of the 1986 World Series. I see so many amazing Met memories that may have never been if not for the courage, ability and determination of the man who gave new meaning to the No. 42. I couldn’t let the day pass without acknowledging the greatness of Jackie Robinson a...
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