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Mets Morning News: Jim Gosger isn’t dead; the Mets have some All-Stars

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1969 World Series: Baltimore Orioles v New York Mets Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets, in peak form, thought Jim Gosger and Jesse Hudson were dead, and ran their names during an in memoriam in their 1969 anniversary celebration. They’re not dead, and the Daily News tracked down Gosger and spoke with him about the debacle.

Pete Alonso, Jacob deGrom and Jeff McNeil will represent the Mets at the All-Star Game.

The NY Post spoke with Dominic Smith about life and baseball.

Mets assistant hitting coach Tom Slater thinks Pete Alonso has a lot in common with Gary Sanchez.

Alonso is excited to meet a different Yankee when they play this week though — Aaron Judge.

The Yankees aren’t taking the Mets lightly.

Brett Baty hit a grand slam in his Gulf Coast Rookie League game.

Around the National League East

Ender Inciarte is slated to begin his rehab assignment.

Is Jake Arrieta done as an elite pitcher?

Things aren’t looking good on the Anthony Rendon extension front for the Nationals.

Around Major League Baseball

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs tragically died at the age of 27. The Athletic printed a loving tribute to him that is free to read for all.

MLB set the mark for the most home runs in one month — for the second month in a row.

Nathan Eovaldi will close for the Red Sox when he returns to the team.

The Rangers designated Shelby Miller for assignment.

The Chicago White Sox apologized for the insensitive choice to include Emmett Till in a montage of famous people from Chicago along with celebrities like Pat Sajak and Orson Welles.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

There was a new episode of From Complex to Queens.

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Allison McCague prepared player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets battled to a 14th inning win on this date in 1969.