Every year for the last 3 years as Spring gives way to Fall, Mets season merges into NY Rangers season, I have been able to keep the baseball side of my brain occupied with thoughts of Mets Fantasy Camp. This year more so then ever, in the past I have simply gone down to cover the week long camp as a reporter, this season I am headed down to actually participate as a player. Each year I have tried to find unique ways of counting down the days until camp and sharing them with Mets fans, So this year I will do the countdown by Jersey numbers, When possible I will post my 3 favorite Mets who have worn that number, some numbers are harder then others.This one is easy as there has been and only will be one person to wear the #37 in Mets History..
Casey Stengel While the only real chance I got to see Casey was at an old timers day which I believe coincided with Casey's Birthday, I remember thinking how cool it was to see a guy who played Baseball in the 1920's , I remember thinking that he was so old, funny thing is that it would be like my kids seeing someone who played in the 1960's today!
His Stengelese far out did Yogi..here are just a few:
"They have shown me ways to lose I never knew existed." - on his 1962 Mets
"The only thing worse than a Mets game is a Mets double header." - on his 1962 Mets
"They examined all my organs. Some of them are quite remarkable and others are not so good. A lot of museums are bidding for them." - after being hospitalized for two weeks
Mets who wore #37
By: Mark Rosenman
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