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Ed Kranepool

Ed Kranepool (Baseball. Born, The Bronx, NY, Nov. 8, 1944.) Longest-serving of the Mets, Edward Emil Kranepool played 18 seasons with the club and eclipsed many of the batting records previously held by Cleon Jones. Kranepool was signed out of James Monroe H.S. by scout Bubber Jonnard (June 27, 1962) for an $80,000 bonus and […]

Cleon Jones

Cleon Jones (Baseball.  Born, Plateau, AL, Aug. 4, 1942.)  A sometimes-indifferent fielder who was once removed from a game for failure to hustle, Cleon Joseph Jones set a team record that stood for nearly thirty years by hitting .340 in 1969.  Probably the first genuine star ever developed by the Mets, Jones joined the Mets […]

John Olerud

John Olerud (Baseball.  Born, Seattle, WA, Aug. 5, 1968.)  John Garrett Olerud joined the Mets Dec. 20, 1996, after eight seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade that sent pitcher Robert Person to Toronto.  The smooth-swinging lefthanded hitter (the A.L. batting champion in 1993 when he hit .363) immediately became the Mets’ incumbent […]

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