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WEEKLY RECAP

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It’s the final weekend of July. Baseball season hits the “dog days” of summer and the highly-anticipated trade deadline on Monday at 4 p.m. (edt).
I started the week by writing about what I believe will happen to some of our favorite Mets players at the deadline.
It’s been a busy week. Let’s recap what you might have missed and get you caught up.

ONE PLAY, TWO FIRST BASEMAN AND THE ELUSIVE THIRD OUT

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Even in hindsight the story is hard to fathom. The New York Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning, at home, trailing the Boston Red Sox 5-3 in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. They were three outs away from losing the Series. Hold on, this isn’t the story you’re thinking it is. Wally Backman led off the inning slicing a line drive into the glove of Dave Henderson. One out. Keith...

GREGG JEFFERIES ROTTEN APPLE

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Gregg Jefferies’ career with the New York Mets is difficult to put into words. As a man he has been described as “petulant … self-absorbed … immature … selfish …” As a player, Jefferies was described far differently; he was labeled by scouts as a teenage “phenom”  and the late, legendary L.A. Times baseball columnist Jim Murray described his...

BARLEY, HOPS AND BASEBALL

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Mets game and Keith Hernandez repeated his story about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. If you’re not familiar with the tale, here is how the New York Times reported it 30 years ago: Hernandez had just made what seemed so certain to be the next-to-last out of the game, the World Series and the Met season. The Mets were trailing the Red Sox by two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, and after...

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John Strubel

Hi. My name is John Strubel. I am a storyteller. I love to write. My writing is predominantly related to my greatest passion in life: baseball. Thanks for visiting my website.

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