I Meet The 1962 New York Mets

My first romance started the instant the 1962 New York Mets took the field, when it appeared as if the team had gotten everything right. At the behest of Mets Team President George Weiss, the franchise settled on the colors of the teams it replaced, Brooklyn Dodgers blue and New

What’s Wrong With This Card Solved – Sammy Drake

The problems with Sammy Drake’s 1962 Topps card have been identified. Jimmy, our first respondent, recognized there was a problem with the batting record on the back of the card. The top, or “YEAR” row, gives Drake’s statistics for the 1961 season, when he played for Houston, which at the

What’s Wrong With This Card – Sammy Drake

Only twenty-five men could make the ignominious claim that they were members of the original New York Mets, and Sammy Drake was one of them. Drake was an infielder who started his professional career in the Negro American League with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1953. From there he was signed

Citi Field – New Friends

Going to the Mets Game: On Friday evening, September 9, 2011, I headed to Citi Field to meet Barry, Cathy and their son Matt and to see the Mets beat the Cubs. I’m taking the train from Long Island. I’m thinking I’ll get off the LIRR at Woodside, walk upstairs where I can transfer

Citi Field – Welcome Home – Part 2

Here We Go! I’m in luck. Left-hander Chris Capuano is on the mound for the Metropolitans. It wasn’t too long ago that he threw a two-hit, fourteen-strikeout gem against the Atlanta Braves, who are a very good club. If he can handle them, he should be able to handle a