For one, the tool of choice was a bat. For the other, a stick. Tony Gwynn and Jean Beliveau died this year, unparalleled craftsmen who made the supremely difficult look almost easy.
Murphy is the third second baseman in club history to be selected for the MLB All-Star Game.
When he died Monday at age 88, he took with him a piece of Mets history that even Wilpon’s financial miscues and baseball tomfoolery of the current century could not overshadow.
Frank Cashen, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series championship, died Monday. The team said he was 88.
Even though it was 40 years ago today, I can remember it like it was yesterday — my father coming into my room to give me the first dose of reality in my childhood life — Gil Hodges, the man who managed my team to a World Championship, had passed away.
What were the highlights of Franco’s career in a Mets uniform?
Franco saved a Mets-record 276 games from 1990-2004 and finished with 424 saves overall, the most by a left-hander.
Seaver was in many ways the poster child for what baseball was — and what it would become.
Omar Minaya is fast approaching a milestone as the Mets’ chief baseball decision-maker; the second-longest tenure in that position in club history.
Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry have always been linked. It figured that Doc and Straw would enter the Mets’ Hall of Fame together.