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.
Tommie Agee had a spectacular impact on the 1969 “Miracle Mets.”
Mets fans can accept the losing if it comes with passion, fire and maximum effort. But what they can’t accept is the perception that players are too tired to play or have lost interest in playing.
Matt Harvey wowed Mets fans in his major league debut by snapping their six-game losing streak, striking out 11 batters.
Just like “Manny being Manny” was used for years to explain the antics of former Red Sox star Manny Ramirez, the Mets legend explained to the Buffalo News that “Reggie is Reggie.”
Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the Majors’ first 12-game winner and lead the New York Mets to a 9-0 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night.
Has there been too much made of Tom Seaver’s ill-advised quip during a Mets All-Time Team panel discussion?
Flushing has hosted its fair share of stars, so it should come as no surprise that SNY’s all-time team has inspired some debate among Mets fans.
Maybe Santana’s gem served notice. Maybe the Mets have entered into that glorious, sporting ether where stats, reason, and recent history needn’t apply. And no one, from pundits to bookies, can explain it.
One of the most confounding streaks in baseball history came to an end last night when Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets’ history.
As this team celebrated with Johan Santana on the mound, it occurred to me that it might not be the last mound celebration we see here this year. Getting their first no-hitter might just be the tip of the iceberg.
If a Mets pitcher wants to pitch a no-hitter or, better, a perfect game, the first order of business is to find his way out of the organization.
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.
For this installment of By The Numbers, I decided to examine a half-dozen of the greatest right-hander starting pitchers in the history of the game to determine the greatest right-handed hurler ever.