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UnforMETable, Episode 21: Mike Jorgensen

The Queens boy spent two tours of duty with the Mets in a lengthy career.

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

With Marcus Stroman, Steven Matz, and Joe Panik on the scene, the current Mets feature an inordinate number of players on the team with New York connections. Today we look back a player the Mets drafted straight out of Francis Lewis High School in Queens in 1966—Mike Jorgensen.

Hear about Jorgensen’s first tour of duty with his hometown club—how he missed out on being a part of the 1969 Miracle Mets, and was traded for to the Expos for Rusty Staub. He enjoyed the best seasons of his career in Montreal, then endured a career—and life—threatening moment in Texas before returning back to the Mets, where he had a couple of memorable moments in the early 80s before finishing his career with the rival Cardinals.

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