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Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas (Baseball.  Born, Pittsbugh, PA, June 11, 1929.)  It perhaps said more about the early Mets than about his ability that Frank Joseph Thomas was the first real star of the team.  Thomas was a dead pull hitter from the right side whose stroke was ideally suited to the leftfield confines of the Polo […]

Don Liddle

Don Liddle (Baseball. Born, Mount Carmel, IL, May 25, 1925; died, Mount Carmel, IL, June 5, 2000.) A lefthander who won just 28 games in a four-year career, Donald Eugene Liddle became a part of World Series lore in 1954. Willie Mays’ stunning over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’s drive to center in the first game […]

Ron Hunt

Ron Hunt (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 23, 1941.)  Celebrated as the first homegrown member of the Mets to make the All-Star team, Ronald Kenneth Hunt was a scrappy second baseman who came up in 1963 when the team was still in the Polo Grounds.  Hunt was purchased from the Milwaukee Braves organization in […]

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