Greetings my fellow Mets fans it’s time for the Monday morning edition of ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty “. So without further ado lets get this thing started.
First off on a sad note on this date in 1992 former coach and interim manager of the ’67 team Salty Parker passed away
New York Mets released Jimmy “Fear strikes out ” Piersall on July 27, 1963. this came a day after his famous ( or is that infamous) 100th career homerun that he ran the bases backwards. Legend has it that Casey Stengel was so incensed by this that he had him cut immediately.
New York Mets released Cleon ” Neon” Jones on July 27, 1975. ( I’m sure M. Donald Grant took pleasure in that move)
New York Mets traded pitcher Mike Marshall to the Boston Red Sox for Greg ” Und Gretel ” Hansell, Paul ” I’ts Just An Old Fashioned Love Song” Williams and Ed Perozo on July 27, 1990.
New York Mets traded Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bruce Chen and Adam Walker on July 27, 2001. as I said earlier last week this was in responce to Todd Pratt and their outspokeness on the way Steve Phillips and the front Office screwed up the season.
New York Mets signed free agent Carlos ” Speedy” Gomez on July 27, 2002. Good luck with the Twins Carlos !!
And lastly Mo Vaughn will be at Ben Bensons Steakhouse for a Rockie Mountain Oysters eating contest – for all you novices out there rockie mountain oysters are bull testies ( Mo says “yummy” !! )