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This Date in Mets History: July 27

Gary Carter finally made it to the Hall of Fame on this date ten years ago.

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Celebrate the 1986 Mets Championship

In 1986, the New York Mets made the Big Apple turn all of their attention to Shea Stadium through their sheer talent, fun-loving attitude and swagger. This rare combination catapulted them to a World Series Championship and allowed them to "Make the Dream Work".

This Date in Mets History: July 12

Doc Gooden made his second All-Star Game start in three years on this date in 1988.

This Date in Mets History: April 8

The Mets played patsy to the Expos in the franchise's first ever game on this date in 1969, which also happened to be Gary Carter's 15th birthday.

This Date In Mets History: February 27

One hundred and five years ago today the sacrifice fly rule was adopted. Over the years it would be repealed, revived, and tinkered with until it became a permanent fixture in 1954.

This Date in Mets History: February 16

Today marks the one year anniversary of Gary Carter's too-soon passing.

This Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 7

This Week in Baseball '77 continues with a special look at Canada, an All Star Game preview, and some terrible, terrible fielding!

This Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 3

TWIB '77 episode 3 recap! The Phillies surge, Don Sutton scuffs, and no one at Wrigley Field can run!

This Date in Mets History: December 10

Farewell, Nolan Ryan. Hello, Kid. Grudging welcome K-Rod.

Let's Go to the Videotape: Kid and Keith Leave Queens, Canseco Shills, Lewin Bathes in Oatmeal

I went searching for Len Berman's Spanning The World and found footage of Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez leaving Queens, Jose Canseco's 900 number, and Josh Lewin in a tub of oatmeal. Thanks, internet!

Gary Carter, Language Pioneer

The linked article examines the history of new Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary word "F-bomb." A snippet: So who's responsible for lobbing F-bomb far and wide? Kory Stamper, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster, said she and her fellow word spies at the Massachusetts company traced it back to 1988, in a Newsday story that had the now-dead Mets catcher Gary Carter talking about how he had given them up, along with other profanities. Hat tip to Metstradamus for sharing this.

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