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UnforMETable, Episode 5: George Theodore

In this fifth episode, Rob looks at a brief but beloved Met known fondly as ‘The Stork’ and the incident that short-circuited his career.

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

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the 1973-74 seasons to take a look at the brief but memorable Mets tenure of a gawky, gangly long shot 31st round draft pick that the Shea faithful fondly embraced as ‘The Stork.’

A true 70s character, the meditation-loving outfielder played with passion and abandon—which may in part have led to the devastating outfield collision that sidetracked his career. We’ll talk about a player who fought back to appear in the 1973 World Series and play again in 1974, but was never the same on the field—yet went on to an admirable post-baseball career, and still remains a beloved figure in the rich Mets tapestry.

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Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.