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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 […]

Davey Johnson

Davey Johnson (Baseball.  Born, Orlando, FL, Jan. 30, 1943.)  A hard-hitting second baseman with championship teams in Baltimore, David Allen Johnson twice managed N.L. division winners for the Mets, including the 1986 World Series champions.  Johnson took over the Mets in 1984 and was dismissed May 29, 1990, at Cincinnati after a 20-22 start.  In […]

Bud Harrelson

Bud Harrelson (Baseball.  Born, Niles, CA, June 6, 1944.)  In his over 12 years as the Mets regular shortstop, Derrel McKinley Harrelson helped the Mets win their first two N.L. pennants.  Harrelson was the epitome of the defensive shortstop, steady and solid if not spectacular.  He hit .248 but played superb defense for the Mets’ […]

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