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Dave Kingman: Flushing’s Sultan of Swat

Happy Birthday to Dave Kingman who turns 68 today. 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 21, 2016

The 2016 ‘Dave Kingman Award’ goes to the Athletics’ Khris Davis

Dave Kingman has now become shorthand for “guy who hits home runs and sucks at everything else.” The first baseman/left fielder struck out once every four plate appearances before it was cool. He never walked. He never got on base. He was a bad defender and even worse baserunner. The only thing Kingman could do […] The post The 2016 ‘Dave Kingman Award’ goes to the Athletics’...
Via Today's Knuckleball
September 23, 2016

Aaron Judge, Yankees' right fielder of future, compared to Dave Kingman

Judge has been on the Triple-A disabled list since July 9, but is expected to be activated this week and probably will be debut in the majors later this season. Older Mets fans will remember their best home run hitter of the mid-70s and early-80s as an all-or-nothing guy. Dave Kingman, who looked like a monster at the plate at 6-foot-6, 210...
Via NJ.com
August 02, 2016

My Top Ten Baseball Games

Let’s pretend you had a time machine and an unlimited budget…what baseball games would you go to? Tough question, right?!? Here’s my list. 10 – Phillies vs. Cubs – May 17, 1979 Dubbed one of the “wildest games in modern history”, this mid-May contest holds the record for the most runs scored in one game, so if you’re a fan of high scoring contests…this isn’t the...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bookies Think Papi Will Set New Final Season HR Mark

You gotta love the bookies—sort of. According to SportsBettingDime.com, the odds that David Ortiz breaks Dave Kingman's record of 35 HRs in a final season are 1/3. Basically, they're saying there's a darned good chance Papi sets a new mark. Unfortunately, they also believe the odds of Alex "The Centaur" Rodriguez reaching 700 HRs are 1/4. However, it looks like Ted Williams' .406...
Via FenwayNation
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Walker ties Mets record with 9th April homer

Neil Walker's improbable power surge continued with a record-tying home run Wednesday evening against the Reds. His homer in the third inning made Walker the fourth Mets player to go deep nine times in April, matching Dave Kingman (1976), Carlos Delgado (2006) and John Buck (2013).
Via Mets.com
April 27, 2016

Amazin’ Memories: Steve Henderson Delivered Some Thrills for the Mets

Steve Henderson came to the Mets with the burden of being one of the key players coming over from the Reds in the 1977 Tom Seaver trade. In addition, since the Mets had just traded Dave Kingman to San Diego, Henderson was expected to eventually replace him in the middle of the Mets’ lineup. This was an awful lot of pressure for a kid who had never spent a day in the major leagues...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going to make us a winner,’’ said Joe, a life...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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,...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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