Good morning my friiends ( after being stuck in a airport terminal with a delayed flight for 7 hours and not getting into your own bed until 3a.m this is a good morning lol) it is time for the morning edition of “This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty”. So lets get this ball rolling.
Celebrating birthdays today is ex a Brooklyn Dodger who manned our hot corner for a season in ’72 -Bob “Spro” Aspromonte (1938)
middle reliver for the late ’80′s team – Bob “I’m not that Bob” Gibson (1957)
Light hitting first baseman that has a knack for holding game winning World Series balls for ransom Doug ” damn that’s a hard name to pronounce” Mientkiewicz (1974)
pitcher for the late ’90′s early ’00′s teams Bruce “Lee” Chen (1977)
and lastly servicable 5th starter and bullpen help for the ’07 collapse ” Claudio “I” Vargas (1978)
New York Mets released Gary Gentry on June 19, 1975. That was a shame because he was a major cog of that ’69 World Championship team
New York Mets traded Brian “Robin” Givens to the Seattle Mariners for backup infielder Mario “He itsa me ” Diaz on June 19, 1990.
And lastly the Mo Vaughn tidbit of the day – he named his teddy bear Stever Phillips!!