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UnforMETable, Episode 7: Bernard Gilkey

In this seventh episode, Rob looks at one amazin’ season—and an equally amazin’ movie cameo—from Bernard Gilkey

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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 mid 1990s, as the Mets tried to build on Generation K by bringing in a couple of veteran outfielders, including Bernard Gilkey—would would go on to have one of the great single seasons in Mets history—which led to one of the great movie cameos in Mets history.

Post-Men in Black, Gilkey hung with the Mets for a couple of more seasons, until the acquisition of one Mike Piazza indirectly led to his departure from Queens. Gilkey would soon face off against the Mets in the playoffs before his career petered out.

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