Congratulations to David Wright for tying Mets legend, Ed Kranepool for the Mets all time hit record.
Here are some things to consider when Kranepool retired in the final week of 1979.
Jimmy Carter was President.
A slice of pizza 85 cents.
Gas was 90 cents a gallon.
Tensions were running high with Iran.
And the Mets were the laughingstock of baseball – I guess some things just never change !!
“My Sharona” by the Knack was the number one song in the nation
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday includes:
One of the most unfairly maligned Mets players ever, reliever from the ’80′s, Doug Sisk is 55 (1957).
Current Mets Assistant G.M., J.P. Ricciardi is 53 (1959).
The New York Mets purchased the contract of pitcher, Doc Medich from the Seattle Mariners on September 26, 1977. Medich would only appear in one game as a Met. He lost.
Mo Vaughn celebrated David Wright’s tying of the Mets All Time hit record by buying out the Keith Burger stand !!!