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This Date in Mets History: March 24

Given the connotation that the names Alomar and Bay have among Mets fans, it's safe to say today is probably one of less popular days in team history.

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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 Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 8

TWIB looks back All Star Games past, plus all the action from the '77 Midsummer Classic, and Nolan Ryan's diva behavior will not be tolerated.

RIP Roberto Clemente

The charismatic and often honored Puerto Rican baseball player died on this day in 1972. A plane crash off the Puerto Rican coast ended his life. The plane carried supplies to victims of the 1972...

Let's Go to the Videotape: Opening Day at Shea '72

A few clips from opening day at Shea Stadium, 1972, featuring Tom Seaver, Yogi Berra, Dock Ellis, Roberto Clemente, and rain.

Don't You Forget About Me

Stan Musial can't believe Tim McCarver forgot about him. (AP) I don't make a habit of playing "gotcha" with baseball announcers, but in the bottom of the fourth inning of the FOX...

I can't get enough of this one!

I can't get enough of this one!

The All-Time International Hit Leaders, Now With More Vladimir Guerrero

Vladimir Guerrero is now the all-time Dominican hits leader, leading us to look at the tops of other baseball-playing countries around the globe.

Clemente 21

Bought Clemente 21 to read on a business trip and couldn't put it down. The illustrations are compelling and add a lot to this amazing story. Kids will like it too (8+) but it does deal with racism and some adult themes. It also describes some Christian stories in lovely detail even if your not religious as context for who Roberto was. Don't let the graphic nature of the book fool you, it seems really well researched and is much more in depth than I expected. IMO for the price every fan should own a copy.

Today in Sports History: September 30th

9/30/1972 - Clemente gets 3,000th hit in final AB In his final at-bat of the final game of the regular season, Roberto Clemente sends a pitch from the Mets' Jon Matlack to the outfield wall for a...

Today in Sports History: December 31st

The Ice Bowl, a major signing in college football, the death of a major league legend and the near death of a daredevil all happened on New Year's Eve.

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