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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 […]

Grandma Murphy

Grandma Murphy (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, July 14, 1908; died, New York, NY, Jan. 14, 1970.) From Fordham to general manager of the Mets’ 1969 world champions, John Joseph Murphy earned his greatest fame (and his nickname) as a sterling Yankees reliever in the 1930s. Murphy was signed by Paul Krichell off the Rose […]

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 […]

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