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Ed Lucas
Ed Lucas
August 17, 2019 - 5:35 pm
By Joey Wahler When Ron Swoboda joined the Mets in 1965, the outfielder took a liking to blind journalist, Ed Lucas, who covered the team, starting their kinship that endures to this day. “He said, ‘Has anybody ever described this ballpark to you?’” recalled Lucas, now 80. “I said, ‘Only from what...
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Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets rounds third after hitting a three run home run in the first inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on August 15, 2019
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August 16, 2019 - 9:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) _ Pete Alonso drove in six runs with five hits, including a three-run homer that helped lead to Julio Teheran's shortest career start, and the New York Mets held on in the ninth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-8 on Thursday night. Alonso's first-inning homer carried 451 feet...
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This Sept. 18, 2015 photo shows fans arrive at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif., for a minor-league baseball game between the Fresno Grizzlies and the Round Rock Express. Fresno authorities say a man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a Grizzlies game. Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, of Fresno, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 shortly after arriving at a hospital. Botti says an autopsy on Hutchings will be done Thursday to determine a cause of death. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 7:56 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday. Dana Hutchings, 41, of Fresno, died Tuesday night shortly after arriving at a hospital, Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti said. An autopsy...
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Wilson Ramos #40 speaks with Luis Avilan #43 of the New York Mets in the seventh inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on August 13, 2019
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August 14, 2019 - 7:41 am
ATLANTA (AP) _ Ronald Acuna Jr. homered and threw out a runner at the plate to back Max Fried's fifth straight win, leading the Atlanta Braves past the New York Mets 5-3 on a sweltering Tuesday night. With Atlanta under a heat alert and the temperature at 94 degrees for the first pitch, the Braves...
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Alex Rodriguez
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August 13, 2019 - 12:19 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rental vehicle being used by ESPN baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez was broken into Sunday night, and Rodriguez said several items of a personal and sentimental nature were stolen. The break-in happened while Rodriguez and other members of ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" crew...
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Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his seventh inning game-winning home run against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on August 05, 2019 in New York City.
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August 06, 2019 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) _ J.D. Davis, Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso homered in an electric seventh-inning rally, lifting the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 5-4 Monday night for a doubleheader sweep that moved them above .500 for the first time since early May. New York won the opener 6-2 as Jeff...
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Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 01, 2019
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August 01, 2019 - 5:53 pm
Zack Wheeler tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Robinson Cano drove in two runs with a homer and double and the New York Mets beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Thursday for their seventh straight win.
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) throws against the Cleveland Indians during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday July 24, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman was acquired by his hometown Mets from the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for a pair of minor league prospects, a trade that makes it likely New York will deal away one of its current starters by Wednesday's deadline. A 28-year-old right-hander who made...
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obinson Cano #24 of the New York Mets hits a sixth inning home run against the San Diego Padres during their game at Citi Field on July 23, 2019
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July 24, 2019 - 7:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) _ Robinson Cano hit three home runs, breaking loose from a season-long slump in a huge way and leading Jason Vargas and the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 5-2 Tuesday night. The 36-year-old Cano drove in all five runs and went 4 for 4. Vargas pitched one-hit ball for six...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Francisco.
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July 19, 2019 - 7:51 am
Madison Bumgarner pitched nine superb innings but had nothing to show for it aside from an ovation of sheer appreciation, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the New York Mets on Donovan Solano's 16th-inning RBI single for a 3-2 win Thursday night.
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