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UnforMETable, Episode 13: Amos Otis

A young future star who had a minor role with the 1969 World Champion Mets would be sent away in a fateful trade.

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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

As the Mets prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets’ World Championship, this week, Rob Wolff travels back to take a look at Amos Otis’s brief tenure with the franchise. Considered an untouchable prospect prior to that season, Otis struggled to find a role or get in the good graces of manager Gil Hodges.

Fresh off of their miraculous championship run, Otis was deemed quite touchable as the Mets tried to plug their seemingly ever-present third base hole by sending the prospect. to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Joe Foy, in what would come to be regarded as one of the worst trades in franchise history.

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