Showing posts from October, 2016
With all the talk of the Chicago Cubs being cursed, lets look back in history how the 1969 New York Mets played their part!

2016 Mets Reliever: Jim Henderson (2016)

  James Duffy Henderson was born October 21st, 1982 at Calgary Alberta, Canada. The tall six foot five, right hand pitcher was attended Midland College in Texas & Tennessee Wesleyan College as well. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 2003 as a 26th round pick. Henderson would spend ten years pitching in the minor leagues, for the Expos, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals & Milwaukee Brewers. He would also pitch for Team Canada in the World Cup Tournaments. He was briefly a started but by 2006 was a full time reliever. In 2009 he posted 21 saves combined in A ball & AA ball. 17 of those saves came at Wisconsin where he posted a 1.07 ERA. In 2012 he was a PCL All Star pitching for AAA Nashville posting 15 saves with a 1.88 ERA. Overall in the minors he is 41-38 with a 3.92 ERA with 64 saves. On July 26th, 2012 he finally got to the majors debuting with the Milwaukee Brewers pitching an inning of relief against the Washington Nationals. He remained on the club maki

Italian / American MLB Manager: Terry Francona

Terry Jon Francona was born April 22, 1959 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He is the son of former MLB outfielder Tito Francona, who batted .272 lifetime over 15 seasons. The Francona’s lived outside of Pittsburgh where Terry grew up playing baseball in an MLB family. He became a star player at the University of Arizona, winning the Silver Spikes Award as his team won the 1980 College World Series. He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1980 draft (the 22nd pick overall). Francona came up right away, after the 1981 baseball strike batting .274 in 34 games. He went 4-12 in the 1981 NLDS, batting .333 against the Phillies. He then went 0-1 playing in two games of the NLCS against the eventual World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. It would be his only post season appearance as a player. In 1982 he was hitting real well batting .321 in June when he injured himself on the astro turf of St. Louis’ Busch Stadium. In 1983 he saw action in a career high 12

A Special Tribute to Broadcaster Vin Scully- Retiring After 67 Amazing Years

A special message of acknowledgement to the great, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Scully has finally called it quits after an amazing 67 years behind the mic for the Dodgers. Vincent Edward Scully was born in the Bronx & attended Fordham University. He lived near the Polo Grounds & became a New York Giants fan during the 1936 World Series. His broadcast journey began in 1950 back in Brooklyn when Red Barber recruited him at age 23. Under Barber's mentorship he learned-never be a "homer", never listen to other announcers, and keep your opinions to yourself. Back then New York had baseballs greatest rivalry, the Brooklyn Dodgers & New York Giants. Scully the Giant fan, now the voice of the Dodgers, would broadcast the 1951 Shot Heard Round the World, when Bobby Thompson won the pennant with baseballs most famous HR ever. He would be there for all the classic Subway World Series' of the 1950's & the final years of Jackie Robinson's care