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Those Amazin’ Mets: Dave Kingman, OF/1B

Dave Kingman was one of the most fascinating players in Mets’ history. Because he played in one of the Mets’ major down periods – the mid ‘70’s to early ‘80’s, you  don’t hear his name mentioned much in Mets’ retrospectives, but for a while, he was clearly the Mets’ biggest star and one of their very few drawing cards, at least at home. If remembered at all,...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Original King Of Queens

Dave Kingman was one of the most fascinating players in Mets’ history. Because he played in one of the Mets’ major down periods – the mid ‘70’s to early ‘80’s, you  don’t hear his name mentioned much in Mets’ retrospectives, but for a while, he was clearly the Mets’ biggest star and one of their very few drawing cards, at least at home. If remembered at all,...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

My latest at Hardball Times

Hi all, A quick note this morning to say that I have a new piece up at the Hardball Times. As some of you may know, Baseball-Reference.com added salary information and an inflation calculator to player pages not long ago. Using this info, I recently ranked every Hall of Fame player for their top salary in 2012 dollars. Hope you all enjoy. I should have a new update here later...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1984 Rusty Staub

1984 NESTLÉ RUSTY STAUB The early ’80s were boomerang years for the Mets, as former players returned to the fold with notable regularity. Mike Jorgensen kicked off the trend when he suited up for the 1980 team, after having been traded away in 1972 (for Rusty Staub, but we’ll get to that later). Dave Kingman assuaged some of the pain of June 15, 1977 by returning to the Mets...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1977 Dave Kingman

1977 TOPPS CLOTH STICKER DAVE KINGMAN Dave Kingman is as much 1977 to me as Rumours, Rocky, the Ramones, and R2-D2. He brought to the mid ’70s Mets something that they had rarely seen before. The franchise– weaned on essential ineptitude, and brought to maturity by the finesse of a well-pitched game– now had at its disposal raw, dumb power. And it felt good. Kingman led the...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Old Time Mets: Dave Kingman

Dave Kingman was one of the most fascinating players in Mets’ history. Because he played in one of the Mets’ major down periods – the mid ‘70’s to early ‘80’s, you  don’t hear his name mentioned much in Mets’ retrospectives, but for a while, he was clearly the Mets’ biggest star and one of their very few drawing cards, at least at home. If remembered at all...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Misses Out on Milestone in Day One of the Pursuit For 400 Career Home Runs

There was no milestone in this one. A day after launching his 399th career home run at Fenway Park, David Ortiz missed out on reaching the 400-homer plateau in his first game against the Mariners, finishing 1-for-4 with a single. Only two players have blasted their 400th career homers in Seattle –– Dave Kingman and Manny Ramirez. Ramirez rifled a three-run shot on May 15, 2005...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Hostess baseball cards in 1976 fit in with good times, bicentennial

The Hostess sets printed on the bottoms of snack boxes between 1975 and 1979 looked pretty similar, with the white borders and simple listing of a player's name, team and position.Except, of course, for the 1976 issue.The cards have bold red, white and blue bars across the bottom – making sure they'd blend in perfectly with everything else during that magical bicentennial...
Via Mets Guy in Michigan
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dave Kingman, 1976 and what might have been

I like Dave Kingman. Now, I realize perfectly well that makes me an idiot in the minds of some. After all, Kingman could seemingly do nothing besides hit home runs on the field and generally the less said about his off the field exploits, the better. But man, was he fun to watch! The thrill of seeing a home run hitter – check that a HOME RUN HITTER – on the Mets was almost...
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December 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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