Good Morning to all my fellow Mets bretheren out there. It was nice to get a win against the lowlife Phillies last night ( lets hope for 3 out of four) Anyway its time for yet another thrilling edition of ” This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty”. So lets get started.
Celebrting a birthday today is journeyman pitcher from the ’79 – ’80 team Ray Burris (1950)
Back up catcher from the ’73 season – Ike ” Not Mike” Hampton is 58 (1951)
and outfielder Darrin Jackson is 46 (1963) .
New York Mets signed free agent Ike Hampton on August 22, 1970. He played one game with the Mets is ’74 before he faded into obscurity.
New York Mets sold Jorge ” 5 TOOL!!” Toca to the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 22, 2003. If memory serves me correctly we fans were clammoring for his call up then like the way we were calling for the promotion of Fernando Martinez now.
New York Mets traded Evan MacLane to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Shawn ” The hHebrew Hammer” Green on August 22, 2006.