You’ll enjoy this

I found this on the Internet and thought you might enjoy it. This is from Baseball-Reference.com, and it lists every Mets Opening Day lineup since 1962.

Throughout this season, the Mets’ 50th, I will post box scores from that season. This is the Mets first game, an 11-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. I hope you enjoy things like this. Enjoy.

2 thoughts on “You’ll enjoy this

  1. I didn’t really realize that Minnie Minoso was a Cardinal, if only for about 39 games in 1962. The Hall of Fame could worse than induct him, he had a good career despite coming up late because of the race barrier and was popular in Cleveland and Chicago.

    Kind of strange that Charlie Neal batted third although many feel that Stengel’s decisions were strange, or baffling if you didn’t understand his logic. But years ago while a high school student I had to research something from October 1959 on the New York Times microfilm and one of their baseball writers thought Neal could be the next Jackie Robinson after his World series performance. Very strange but Neal was 8th in the MVP voting and won a Gold Glove in 1959.

    • Dan: Good story about Charlie Neal. He’s one of those guys you forget about. I do remember having his baseball card from 1959. Kind of fell short of the Jackie Robinson projections, huh?-JD