This past Wednesday I, along with a few of my blogger brethren had the pleasure to interview Mets middle reliever, Tim Byrdak. Byrdak discussed everything from how he prepares for a game to his quick recovery from surgery for a torn meniscus in his knee.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
One of the best hitters in baseball history- and the first Mets hitting coach, Rogers Hornsby would have been 116 (1896) .
Mets second baseman from ’81-’83, Brian Giles is 52 (1960).
Middle reliever from the ’96 season, Rob MacDonald is 47 (1965).
Middle reliever from’92-’94, Eric Hillman is 46 (1966).
Long Island native and Mets reserve outfielder from the ’10 season, Frank Catalanotto is 38 (1974).
Middle reliever from ’03-’04 Orber Moreno is 35 (1977)
The catcher, New York Mets signed free agent Yogi Berra on April 27, 1965. Yogi would appear in 4 games as a Mets before re-retiring and taking a job on the Mets coaching staff.
The New York Mets sold the contract of reserve shortstop,Luis Alvarado to the Detroit Tigers on April 27, 1977.
Mo Vaughn had fried fish yesterday – he’s looking to dine on Rocky Mountain Oysters this weekend !!!