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 New York Mets Alumni Newsletter
"I'll be happier here." Tommie Agee uttered those words upon learning of his trade to the New York Mets from the Chicago White Sox on December 15, 1968.
It was Casey Stengel who, in selling the worst team in baseball history in 1962, traveled the country trying to alert the public to his "Amazin' Mets." More...
The American League should have hosted the game that year, but because it was Busch Stadium's inaugural season and the city of St. Louis was celebrating its bicentennial, Major League Baseball had allowed the National League to go "out-of-turn." More...
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 Remember the ABA: New York Nets
The "Nets" nickname was picked because it rhymed with "Mets" and "Jets." The Nets were pitiful in the 1968-69 season, winning only 17 games.
New York and Kentucky both ended up with 58-26 records, and a special one-game playoff was played at Kentucky to determine the division champion.
In addition, because the Nets would play in the "territory" of the New York Knicks, the terms of the merger dictated that the Nets had to pay the Knicks an additional $4.8 million.
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 Lazzari's Sports Roundup :: NY Sports Day - Independent Gotham Sports Coverage
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Famous for his spectacular play with both Manchester United and Northern Ireland, Best was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1968--the same year he led his United team to the coveted European Cup.
Few will forget his tremendous 1977 season with the Reds when he hit 52 homers, drove in 149, and hit.320--enabling him to win the NL MVP Award.
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 New York Daily News - Baseball - Ex-Mets manager Bamberger dies
Bamberger had less success with the Mets - they were 65-97 in 1982 and Bamberger managed them only part of the 1983 season.
Bamberger produced 18 20-game winners for Baltimore between 1968-1977, including four during the 1971 AL pennant-winning season: Palmer, Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally and Pat Dobson.
Though Bamberger had pitched in only 10 major league games (as a member of the New York Giants and Orioles), he nurtured some of the finest pitching talent of the late '60s and early '70s, including Hall of Fame righty Jim Palmer.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/story/181229p-157395c.html   (443 words)

Dean was dealt to his hometown Cleveland Indians in 1970, then went to the New York Mets near the end of that season.
Dean once went 14 innings against the Washington Senators, leaving with the score 0-0, and was known as the "Yankee Killer" because of his many wins over New York.
Among Dean's career highlights: a complete game no-hitter in 1964, 292 innings pitched in 1968, 39 games started and 18 complete games in 1967, 234 strikeouts in 1968, and shares the major league record of six 1-0 complete game wins in a season.
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 CBC Sports Online: Indepth: Au revoir, Expos: Timeline
April 8, 1969: The Montreal Expos win their inaugural game 11-10 over the New York Mets at New York's Shea Stadium.
May 27, 1968: The National League awards expansion franchises to Montreal and San Diego for the 1969 season.
The Expos are eliminated while the Dodgers move on to beat the New York Yankees in the World Series.
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 Rusty Staub - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Rusty Staub
Daniel "Rusty" Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963-1985) with the Houston Colt.45s and Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Detroit Tigers, and Texas Rangers.
Rusty Staub wrapped up his career with the Mets at the age of 41 after stints with the Tigers and Rangers and a brief return to Montreal.
Moving on to the Mets in 1972, he was instrumental in the Mets upset 1973 League Championship Series victory when he robbed Dan Driessen of an extra base hit in the 11th inning, though the resulting injury to his arm forced him to throw underhand in that year's World Series.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Rusty-Staub.html   (972 words)

 Minor League Baseball: History: Top 100 Teams
Visalia rejoined the California League in 1968 with a new owner, the New York Mets.
Visalia was managed by Roy McMillan, who by an odd coincidence also led the team in the first year of the Mets’ regime in 1968.
Visalia used only 23 players during all of that championship season and one of those was a pitcher who appeared in only one game.
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 Major League Baseball News
Koosman won a career-high 21 games that summer for the Mets, making a bid for a Cy Young Award while solidifying his place in the annals of New York baseball history.
And for one magical season, Koosman was the best pitcher in New York, if not all of baseball.
Koosman went 3-15 in 1978 and was eventually shipped to Minnesota in the deal that brought Jesse Orosco to the Mets.
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 Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza was held out of the New York Mets' lineup Thursday against the Houston Astros, one night after the...
Mike Piazza batting, fielding and pitching major league baseball lifetime statistics for each season and his career, and a list of any post-season awards he has won and his rank on various season and career statistical leaderboards.
Mike Piazza (born September 4, 1968) is a U.S Major League Baseball player...
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 1997 Major League Baseball Milestones
Became the first pitcher since Dwight Gooden of the 1985 New York Mets to win the pitching “triple crown,” leading the AL in ERA (2.05), wins (21) and strikeouts (292, a personal career high)...was the seventh AL pitcher to accomplish the feat and the first since Detroit's Hal Newhouser in 1945.
Baseball 2K1: The first pitch of the 2001 major league season is on the way.
Became the only NL starting catcher in history to play the entire season without committing an error...played 124 errorless games behind the plate for the Marlins in 1997, extending his regular-season streak to 171 games...Buddy Rosar went errorless for the AL Philadelphia Athletics in 117 games in 1946.
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 Stew Thornley
I’ve been to a home game at each of the major league baseball teams (as well as the Mets-Cubs two-game series that opened the 2000 major league season at Tokyo Dome).
The Polo Grounds—which was used by several baseball teams, most notably the New York Giants—was torn down in 1964.
Later that year, I made a point of visiting Babe Ruth& grave in Hawthorne, New York, about 20 miles north of New York City.
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 Atlanta Braves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Braves were somewhat mediocre as the 1960s began, but fattened up on the expansion New York Mets and Houston Colt.45s.
The Braves were a.500 team in the first few years in Atlanta--85-77 in 1966, 77-85 in 1967 and 81-81 in 1968.
However, the Braves were forced to play the World Series (and before then, the last few games of the 1914 season) in the rival Red Sox' Fenway Park since their normal home, the South End Grounds, was too small.
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 Former major league manager George Bamberger dead at 78 - Addict Baseball and Football Forum
Bamberger lasted in New York until early in the 1983 season and had an 81-127 record with the Mets.
While Bamberger won 208 games in the minor leagues, his major league playing career lasted just 10 games for the New York Giants and the Orioles.
Bamberger was the pitching coach of the Baltimore Orioles from 1968 through 1977, a stretch in which his pitchers won 20 games on 18 occasions.
www.addictsports.com /baseball/showthread.php?t=35495   (312 words)

 West Michigan Whitecaps - Press Release
Lolich was traded to the New York Mets following the 1975 season and finished his pitching career with the San Diego Padres (1978-79).
Mickey Lolich, the MVP of the Detroit Tigers' 1968 World Series triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Whitecaps take on the Fort Wayne WIzards on Thursday, August 20 at Old Kent Park.
Lolich won three games during the 1968 World Series, including a victory in the decisive Game 7 over the legendary Bob Gibson.
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 Irvin, Monte - Negro League Baseball Player
After the 1956 season, the cerebral Monte Irvin traded his bat for a pen, scouting for the New York Mets from 1967-68 and later spending 17 years (1968-1984) as a public relations specialist for the commissioner's office under the Bowie Kuhn administration.
A high-energy player with vitality, vigor and vim, shortstop Monte Irvin was the anchor of the Newark Eagles championship infield.
Irvin played in 764 Major Leagues games and become the first product from the Negro Leagues to win the RBI title with 121 in 1951.
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 JS Online: Bamberger, 'Bombers' brewed team's 1st winning year
Bamberger did, both as a pitching coach and, later, as a manager for the Brewers and the New York Mets.
Bamberger, who led the Brewers to their first winning season in 1978, died Sunday of cancer in North Redington Beach, Fla. He was 80, although baseball records listed his age as 78.
He was pitching coach for the Orioles from 1968 to 1977.
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 Click2Houston.com - MLB - Former Manager And Pitching Coach Bamberger Passes Away
By 1982 Bamberger was the skipper of the New York Mets and he lasted only 46 games into the '83 season, then returned to Milwaukee in 1985 and guided the Brewers to a pair of last-place finishes.
However, Bamberger became a highly-regarded pitching coach for Earl Weaver's Orioles from 1968-77.
Bamberger left the Orioles to manage the Milwaukee Brewers in 1978 and resigned after 92 games during the 1980 campaign to undergo heart bypass surgery.
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 Dallas Green's achievement recognized with U.D. medal (11-12-92)
After his junior year, he joined the Philadelphia Phillies as a pitcher, later joining the Washington Senators and the New York Mets, before retiring from pitching in 1967, Bredin said.
Green joined Phillies management in 1968 and was manager during their 1980 World Series season.
Green went on to become general manager and president of the Chicago Cubs and later served as manager of the Yankees.
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 Mickey Lolich BaseballLibrary.com
Lolich was traded to the Mets for Rusty Staub after the 1975 season, then "retired" after going 8-13 for New York in 1976.
Lolich won three games in the 1968 World Series, giving up only five runs in his three complete games, including a 4-1 victory in the seventh game against Bob Gibson on two days' rest.
Lolich, with a career average of.075, leads off the 9th with a single which opens the door for the Tiger's winning run off Whitey Ford.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/L/Lolich_Mickey.stm   (1646 words)

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