Jerry Koosman's No. 36 To Be Retired By Mets In June

Associated Press
March 05, 2020 - 3:43 pm
Jerry Koosman

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Koosman's No. 36 is being retired by the New York Mets, more than four decades after he threw his final pitch for the team.

Koosman will be honored before the June 13 game against Washington.

His will be the third player number retired by the Mets after Tom Seaver's No. 41 in 1988 and Mike Piazza's No. 31 in 2016.

New York has retired the numbers of two managers: Casey Stengel's No. 37 in 1965 and Gil Hodges' No. 14 in 173.

Koosman's five-hitter beat Baltimore in the 1969 World Series for the Mets' first title.