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UnforMETable, Episode 32: Rico Brogna

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The first baseman had a sizzling debut for the 1994 Mets in a strike-shortened season.

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

After some glories in the 80s, the Mets bottomed out in 1992 and 1993, suffering incredibly disappointing seasons. With Generation K still in the minors, there didn’t seem to be much to get excited about an underachieving veteran team.

Then in midseason, the unheralded Rico Brogna came up from the minors for an injured David Segui and started hitting. And kept hitting. Until seemingly only an MLB strike could stop him.

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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.