The New York Mets say former pitcher Frank Viola has been released from a hospital, a week after heart surgery.
He was hired by the Mets in January as pitching coach of Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League, and a heart problem was detected during a spring-training exam.
When it comes to famous people who grew up in East Meadow, there’s a few, but the name that always comes to mind for everyone, young and old, would be former big-league pitcher Frank Viola.
New York said Tuesday that during a spring-training exam “Mets physicians discovered a heart condition that needed to be corrected as soon as possible.”
Mets reliever Jon Rauch made it interesting. But in the end Dickey got win No. 20, furthering his case for the National League Cy Young Award.
R.A. Dickey: Great year. Great story. Lousy team. We all love a good fairy tale, but the knuckler has to win 20 to have a chance — though it shouldn’t be that way.
R.A. Dickey’s attempt to become a 20-game winner is one of the few storylines remaining for the Mets this September.
R.A. Dickey became the first pitcher in the Majors to win 18 games this season and Ike Davis hit a three-run homer as the Mets topped the Cardinals, 6-2, on Wednesday.
The New York Mets are considering putting R.A. Dickey on the mound every fourth game instead of the traditional five.
These days former Mets pitcher Frank Viola is working as the pitching coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones and he joined Boomer & Craig this morning to talk about his playing career and what he is expecting and looking forward to with his new job.
Frank Viola, pitching coach for the New York Mets’ Class A Cyclones, joined Benigno & Roberts on Tuesday morning to talk about his new gig in Brooklyn.
Ex-Mets starter Frank Viola is returning to professional baseball, agreeing to become the pitching coach for the Mets’ Class A Brooklyn Cyclones. The Mets also said Monday that Rich Donnelly will take over as manager.