Category: Spring Training Countdown
9 DUPACR: Gregg Jefferies

9 DUPACR: Gregg Jefferies

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With 9 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report, the focus is on former wunderkind Gregg Jefferies. Jefferies was supposed to be the next Pete Rose -- and the greatest offensive ...

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10 DUPACR: Rusty Staub

10 DUPACR: Rusty Staub

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Some of you may be saying, “Joe, Rusty wore #4!”. He did, it's true. And in fact, his best years as a Met occurred when he wore a single digit. But I was fairly young when Rusty ...

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11 DUPACR: Lenny Randle

11 DUPACR: Lenny Randle

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There are 11 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report to spring training, and today I'm honoring former #11 Lenny Randle. To be perfectly blunt, Randle was (and still is) a nut ...

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12 DUPACR: John Stearns

12 DUPACR: John Stearns

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With 12 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report, we honor former #12 John Stearns. Why Stearns? If you are a loyal MetsToday reader, you know I have a special place in my heart ...

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13 DUPACR: Edgardo Alfonzo

13 DUPACR: Edgardo Alfonzo

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With 13 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report, we mark the day with former #13 Edgardo Alfonzo. "Fonzie" was a key player for the last Met team to win the NL pennant, a quiet ...

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14 DUPACR: Gil Hodges

14 DUPACR: Gil Hodges

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With 14 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report, we honor #14 Gil Hodges. This was easy, since only three people in Mets history ever wore #14 on their back -- Hodges, Ron ...

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15 DUPACR: Jerry Grote

15 DUPACR: Jerry Grote

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Loyal readers of MetsToday know that I'm a catcher. Do you know why I'm a catcher? Because when I first became aware of baseball (thanks to WOR and WPIX), in the mid-1970s, my ...

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16 DUPACR: Dwight Gooden

16 DUPACR: Dwight Gooden

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With 16 Days Until Pitchers And Catchers Report, we honor the day with former #16 Dwight Gooden. This was a fairly easy choice, though I did for a moment consider Lee Mazzilli, ...

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