Hello my fellow Mets fans ( or at least those that haven’t jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge yet). It is time for the ” It’s always darkest before the dawn edition of “This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty” .
First off celebrating birthdays today is journyman pitcher from the ’66 & ’67 Â team – the late Bob “I wasn’t in Jaws” Shaw (1933)
and utility infielder Larry “knish” Stahl (1941)
New York Mets selected Mike “Jorgy!!”" Jorgensen in fourth round of free agent draft on June 29, 1966. JorgensenÂ was later traded along with Tim “crazy Horse” Foli and Ken Singleton to the Expo’s for the La Grande L’orange ( Rusty Staub to all you laymen out there ). Also when Jorgensen came backÂ he was one of the more [prolific Mets on those bad teams from ’79 to ’83.
New York Mets purchased pitcher Hal “WHO!” Reniff from the New York Yankees on June 29, 1967.
New York Mets signed free agent Lino ” HAIRBREATHÂ HARRY” Urdaneta on June 29, 2005. – This was another Omar spring training pick up if memory serves me right after theÂ Tigers released him Â - He was a Burgos type of pitcher – he threw heat but he eitherÂ was wild or he gave upÂ tape measure homeruns.
And the Mo Vaughn tidbit of the day – a young Mo was taken into police custodyÂ after he tried to assault Miss MaryAnn from Romper Room when he tried to take herÂ magic hand mirror – his excuse ? He thought it was a big Lollipop.
And Â guys on a serious note – PLEASE STAY POSITIVE !!!