Friday, July 5, 2013
Incredible photos from the Time & Life archives of a Mets-Pirates game on September 13, 1969 at Forbes Field. The Mets won 5-2 to extend their winning streak to ten games and raise their record to 88-57. Rightfielder Ron Swoboda hit a grand slam in the top of the 8th inning. Tom Seaver went the distance on the mound, allowing six hits and five walks while striking out four to raise his record to 22-7 on the season. Here is the box score, courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
life:

Amazin’: Remembering the 1969 Mets with a series of astonishing color photographs. 
(Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Incredible photos from the Time & Life archives of a Mets-Pirates game on September 13, 1969 at Forbes Field. The Mets won 5-2 to extend their winning streak to ten games and raise their record to 88-57. Rightfielder Ron Swoboda hit a grand slam in the top of the 8th inning. Tom Seaver went the distance on the mound, allowing six hits and five walks while striking out four to raise his record to 22-7 on the season. Here is the box score, courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

life:

Amazin’: Remembering the 1969 Mets with a series of astonishing color photographs.

(Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

30 Clubs in 30 Days, Day 28 - New York Mets, Part 2

My previous Mets post has me feeling a little nostalgic. I also have a lot of Mets jerseys. Two more are not pictured in either post. I would like to add at least two more, the current alternate creamsicle home jersey and a wool flannel reproduction home jersey from Mitchell & Ness. Come to think of it, I’d like to purchase the reproduction of the 1969 Mets wool jacket from Mitchell & Ness too.

So, the Mets, and only the Mets, get a second post of the day.

Photo credits:
Grote, Koosman, Selma, Ryan and Seaver, by The Sporting News
R.A. Dickey, by Paul J Bereswill/AP 

30 Clubs in 30 Days, Day 28 - New York Mets

Ah, the Mets. My boyhood team. Dave “King Kong” Kingman. Jerry Grote. Ed Kranepool. Felix Millan. Bud Harrelson. Wayne Garrett. Cleon Jones. Rusty Staub. Jon Matlack. Bob Apodaca. Jerry Koosman. And of course, Tom Seaver.

Those were my Mets.

I loved the Mets uniforms, especially the sleeve patch. My parents bought me one at a game once, and my mom sewed it onto the left sleeve of my jean jacket. I loved that jacket. I loved that team.

I still check on her from time to time. She’s changed a lot. So have I.

But you never forget your first love.

Photo credits:
David Wright, AP Photo
Johan Santana, by Michael Baron
Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver, by Walter Iooss/SI
Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, by Seth Wenig/AP