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UnforMETable, Episode 8: Felix Millan

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In this eighth episode, Rob looks at a smooth-fielding second baseman who was a key figure for the 1973 N.L. Champions.

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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 1970s, as the Mets tried to get back to the promised land of the 1969 Miracle Mets. In 1973, they imported a light-hitting, smooth-fielding second baseman from the Atlanta Braves named Felix Millan.

Felix the Cat (“El Gatito”) was a key figure for the 1973 National League champions, providing solid defense and a steady, light-hitting (and well-choked-up on) bat. Although that glove would fail Millan on the biggest stage possible.

Millan would continue to be a stable, solid presence in the Mets infield until 1977, when an on-field incident would lead to the abrupt end of his major league career.

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