Godd morning to all you Mets fans out there its time for everyones favorite fountain of Mets information that is “this date in Mets infamy with Rusty” so lets begin.
First off celebrating a birthday is one time highly touted Mets prospect ( who was later traded for some obscure player) that had a long and prosperous M.L.B career with the Orioles and now is the best commentator on the Mike Fatcessa Channel Ken Singleton (1947)
Sadly on this date Lindsey “and the Amazing Technicolor Sports Jacket” Nelson passed away (1995) -I admit I have vauge memories of Lindsey put from what i remember he was the perfect foil to Ralph and Murph’s serious demeanor
New York Mets purchased journey man pitcher Bob “JAWS!” Shaw from the San Francisco Giants on June 10, 1966.
New York Mets traded decent starting pitcher for the mid “60′s team Jack Hamilton to the California Angels for Nick “Willhite will travel” Willhite on June 10, 1967.
New York Mets signed free agent Doug “HAIRBREATH HARRY” Sisk on June 10, 1980. – funny thing is if you look at sisks career stats with the Mets he rally wasn’t that bad – 17-16 with a career e.r.a. of a little over 3 and over 30 saves in a 8 year career for our team
New York Mets signed free agent journeyman pitcher Eric Gunderson on June 10, 1993.
New York Mets traded one time prospect Shawn “Grape” Gilbert to the St. Louis Cardinals for Wayne “pickle” Kirby on June 10, 1998.
and the Mo Vaughn tidbit of the day – his favorite band is Vanillia Fudge and his favorite song is “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow