Last year I brought to your attention the story of marathon runner, fundraiser, and all around good Samaritan, Sharon Chapman as she was preparing to run last seasons New York City Marathon in order to raise money as well as awareness for the Tug McGraw “Race For A Cure” Foundation.
Well I caught up with Sharon at the final game of the season this past Wendnesday, and she told me she is preparing for yet another marathon to support this worthy cause – But once again she needs our support.
Back on the Team
If you can’t be a part of the race, consider making a donation here.
Ya Gotta Believe!
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today include:
Mets reserve/starting first baseman from ’86-’92, Dave Magadan is 49 (1962). I still scratch my head that the Mets never utilize Mags as the everyday first baseman one Keith Hernandez was let go. In My opinion he was one of the best Mets players who was never given much of a chance to succeed.
Middle reliever from the ’97 season, Yorkis Perez is 44 (1967) .
Met starting pitcher from the ’06 season, José Lima would have been 39 today (1972). Yes Jose was used as a stop gap for the Mets once Brian Bannister went down with a season ending injury, and yes he stunk up the joint with a record of 0-4 and a E.R.A that was just slightly south of 10, but there is no debate that he was one of the most eccentric players to ever wear a Mets uniform.
The New York Mets signed free agent pitcher, Nino Espinosa on September 30, 1970. Nino was one of the better Mets pitchers of the late ’70′s ( which is not saying much). In his five seasons with the Mets, Nino had a record of 25-33 with an E.R.A of 4.15. He was traded just before the start of the ’79 season to the Phillies in exchange for malcontent third baseman, Richie Hebner, and utility infielder, Jose Moreno. Nino went on to be one of the better reliever is the National League.
The New York Mets reserve outfielder/first baseman, Jerry Martin on September 30, 1984. In his lone season with the Mets, Jerry appeared in 51 games at batted.154 with no home runs and five RBIs.
The New York Mets granted free agency to back up catcher, Raul “The Human Speed Bump” Casanova on September 30, 2008
Mo Vaughn has decided nowthat the Mets season is over he shall start to take up the exciting art of needle point !