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Remembering Mets History (1997) Dave Mlicki Shines In First Ever Regular Season Subway Series Game

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Monday June 16th, 1997: This was a historic day for New York baseball history, as for the first time the two New York baseball clubs would meet in regular season play. There was excitement in the air for many fans, but there were also baseball purists who rather not see the berth of interleague play. There was incredible media hype, way more over the top than the usual New York over exposure. It was something everyone had an opinion on & something everyone could debate. But on this night 56,188 came to the Bronx to see Joe Torre's second place AL New York club (37-30) host Bobby Valentines fourth place Mets (37-30). Andy Pettitte (8-3) took the mound & threw the first pitch to Lance Johnson & the regular season subway series era was under way. With all the New York glitz, the high profile managers & all the All Stars the AL team had to show case, it was a quiet no named pitcher who stole the show, securing his spot in Mets as well as New York baseball history.

Remembering Mets History (2015) Thor K's 11 In An Exciting Walk Off Win

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Monday June 15th 2015: Terry Collins first place Mets (35-30) were opening up a three-game series against John Gibbons third place Toronto Blue Jays (34-31). The Mets were holding onto a one & a half game lead in the NL East over the Washington Nationals, as the mighty bats of the Blue Jays were just two games out of first place on an eleven game win streak. Former Met Jose Reyes was returning to Citi Field in a Blue Jays uniform, and former Blue Jays number one pick (2010) Noah Syndergaard was facing his old organization for the first time.  Tonight's game would be a three & a half hour battle, going eleven innings featuring eleven different pitchers with an exciting walk off win.  Tonight, the Mets donned their camouflage Military jerseys The Blue Jays Jose Bautista started out the scoring with one of his two HRs on the night, putting the Jays up 1-0. Syndergaard would not allow another run through six innings &gave up just one more hit as well. His bla

Remembering Mets History (1999) Mets Tie Club Record With Six HRs

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Tuesday June 15th, 1999: Bobby Valentine's second place Mets (34-30) went to Cincinnati to face Jack McKeon's third place Reds (32-28) in front of 18,248 at Cinergy Field. Tonight, the Reds sent Brett Tomko to the mound, to face the Mets right hander, Rick Reed. The Mets would get hot & win nine out of their next ten games, giving them a winning stretch of 16-3 from June 6th to June 25th.  They would win 97 games on the year, winning the NL wild card crown. This game was a preview of a tie breaker between the Mets & the Reds that would decide the NL Wild Card winner in October. For Rick Reed, he would have a good night, allowing just two runs over eight innings of work. He struck out five, walked two & scattered eight hits along the way, earning his fourth win of the year (4-3). But tonight it was all about the Mets offense. The Mets battered Brett Tomko around right away, in the 1st inning. Rickey Henderson led off the game with a HR, his MLB record 7

Dominic Smith: Former Mets Outfielder / First Baseman & DH (2017 - 2022)

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Dominic David Rene Smith was born June 15th, 1995, in Los Angeles, California. His parents had seven children & raised Dom while separated. His mother works in childcare & his father is a dog trainer. The six-foot left hand hitting / throwing first baseman was the 2013 New York Mets number one draft pick, the 11th pick overall. Smith grew up an Anaheim, Los Angeles Angels fan. He was signed right out of Junipero Serera High School in Gardena, California.  Smith played in MLB's Inner City Youth Baseball program & is the one of the highest drafted players to come from the program.  At the MLB draft he was greeted by former Met, Darryl Strawberry. Once he signed with the Mets his mother decided he needed to get out of the South Central area of Los Angeles, have no distractions & focus on a baseball career. With his signing money he purchased a home in Port St. Lucie, Florida where he could be near the Mets facilities & his A ball team. He lived there with h

Keith Miller: Former Mets Player Turned MLB Agent: (1987 - 1991)

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Keith Allen Miller was born June 12, 1963, in Midland, Michigan. He grew up a fan of Pete Rose, learning to be a gritty hardnosed player like Rose. The five foot eleven right-handed hitting Miller was a high school baseball star in Bay City Michigan. He was offered a contract by the Cleveland Indians but chose to attend Oral Roberts College in Tulsa Oklahoma. In 1984 Miller was originally signed by the A.L. New York teaman injury voided the contract & he eventually signed with the New York Mets.  Miller played good defense at A Lynchburg & hit .302 getting himself promoted. In 1986 he batted .329 while stealing 28 bases at AA Jackson. In 1987 he began the year at AAA Tidewater as the clubs second baseman but was brought up to the Mets that summer. MLB Debut: On June 16th Miller made his debut, getting the start at second base & hitting second in a 7-3 Mets win in Montreal. After going 0-2 he collected his first two MLB hits in the game. Miller did well hitting safely i