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.
The energizer Bunny, this guy today has more energy then most players do today! Acquired by the Mets from the Rangers in exchange for Rick Auerbach , was one of the Mets best moves of the late 70's . Lenny put together a great season in 1977, hitting over .300 and stealing over 30 bases while playing all 3 of positions and everywhere on the infield except first base. He was also up at bat when the lights went out in the blackout of July of 1977.
Part of the best Mets platoon since Shamsky and Swoboda, Tuff and Wally combined to give Davey Johnson the perfect tandem to play 2b, Tuff adopted the Bad boys why when he charged the mound after Rob Dibble beaned him. Tim is instrumental in working with the current Mets infielders as part of his coaching duties with the Mets, here is our interview with Tim Teufel from WLIE 540am SPORTSTALKNY.
Super Joe, one of the best attitudes in the game of baseball, the consummate team player, a testament to how much he gave as a Met, then despite a .244 lifetime mark with the Mets including a dreadful 2002 when he hit below the Mendoza line it's doubtful you will find a Met fan who dislikes Super Joe.
Mets who wore #11
By: Mark Rosenman
WLIE 540 AM SPORTSTALKNY Host and Producer
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