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UnforMETable, Episode 29: Kevin Bass

Prior to his forgettable stint with the 1992 Mets, Kevin Bass opposed New York in the 1986 National League Championship Series.

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Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past.

Kevin Bass came to the Mets in the summer of 1992, as New York tried to stoke the flaming embers of a near dynastic run and make a desperate playoff push.

Bass’s most indelible tie to the franchise, though, was at the apex of the mid 80’s Mets run. As an All Star right fielder for the 1986 Houston Astros, Bass represented a formidable piece of the opposition’s offense in the 1986 National League Championship. And he came to the plate against Jesse Orosco for one of the most memorable at bats in Mets history

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