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Jerry Koosman

Jerry Koosman (Baseball. Born, Appleton, Minn., Dec. 23, 1943.) The primary lefthanded starter on two Mets pennant winners, Jerry Martin Koosman was both a 20-game winner and 20-game loser (in successive seasons) in his 12 seasons with the team. Koosman was a durable pitcher who made 30 or more starts all but one of those […]

Tim Keefe

Tim Keefe (Baseball.  Born, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 1, 1857; died, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 23, 1933.)  One of the premier righthanders of the 1880s, Timothy John Keefe pitched for New York teams in three different leagues and won pennants with two of them.  Keefe began his big league career with Troy, N.Y., in 1880 and came […]

Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges (Baseball.  Born, Princeton, IN, Apr. 4, 1924; died, West Palm Beach, FL, Apr. 2, 1972.)  Gilbert Ray Hodges holds a unique place in the history of New York baseball.  He played on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team ever to win a World Series and he managed the New York Mets to their first […]

Sam Crane

Sam Crane (Sportswriter.  Born, Springfield, MA, Jan. 2, 1854; died, The Bronx, NY, July 26, 1925.)  After a seven-year career with eight big league teams, Samuel Newhall Crane became a prominent New York baseball writer.  As it turned out, Crane’s writing career was much longer and more celebrated than his playing career.  He was a […]

Bill Bergesch

Bill Bergesch (Baseball, soccer.  Born, St. Louis, MO, June 17, 1928; died, Stamford, CT, May 10, 2011.)  In 1961, Louis William Bergesch was the second man hired by the embryo New York Mets (road secretary Lou Niss was the first), as scouting and farm director.  But following the Mets’ first season, Bergesch moved to the Yankees […]

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