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David Moseder

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I am a Mets fan from Day One. My first live Mets experience was a double header (anyone remember those?) vs. St. Louis at the Polo Grounds. The Mets won the opener on a two-run pinch home run by the legendary Marvelous Marv Throneberry. I was hooked...thanks, Dad!

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This Date In Mets History: March 19

On March 19, 1996, Bill Pulsipher, who had left the previous night’s game with discomfort in his pitching arm, underwent an MRI test that showed a strained tendon in his left elbow.

This Date in Mets History: March 14

Former Yankees GM Weiss wheels and deals through the Amazins’ early years.

This Date In Mets History: March 13

We wish the presently unhappy Johan Santana a happy and, we hope, healthy 34th birthday. In case you missed it, Johan broke the Mets’ 50-year-plus no-hitter drought on June 1, 2012, against the Cardinals.

This Date In Mets History: March 12

Ten years ago today, in an otherwise meaningless spring contest, Mike Piazza charged the mound after the Dodgers' Guillermo Mota hit the Mets' catcher in the shoulder after having brushed him back with the previous pitch.

This Date in Mets History: March 7

Jeff Kent is 45 today. The only facts in the case are that he always could hit and hit with power, and in the field he made up, or tried to make up, for what he lacked in natural ability with hard-nosed play.

This Date In Mets History: March 6

Cookie Rojas celebrates his 74th birthday today. He served for four years (1997-2000) as Bobby Valentine’s third base coach and infield instructor. In the latter role he presided over "The Best Infield Ever" in 1999.

This Date in Mets History: March 5

A couple of early Mets are also blowing out the candles today.

This Date In Mets History: February 28

Exactly six years to the day after the Mets first acquired Dave Kingman from the San Francisco Giants, they brought him back in a swap with the Cubs for Steve Henderson — the man who replaced Kingman in left field after he and Tom Seaver were traded.

This Date In Mets History: February 27

One hundred and five years ago today the sacrifice fly rule was adopted. Over the years it would be repealed, revived, and tinkered with until it became a permanent fixture in 1954.

This Date In Mets History: February 26

Kevin Plawecki, who is all of 22 today, was the Mets’ No. 1 catching prospect until the trade for Travis d’Arnaud. He was the second of the Mets’ two first-round draft picks last June, a supplemental selection for losing Jose Reyes to free agency.

This Date In Mets History: February 21

A sore hip limits Seaver’s effectiveness in 1974; a pay cut in ’75 becomes a sore spot.

This Date In Mets History: February 20

2003 signee Tony Clark’s contributions were mostly positive in a very negative year. In less than half a season’s worth of at-bats the switch-hitting first baseman launched 16 home runs and drove in 43

This Date In Mets History: February 19

The New York Mets' first spring training drill took place on February 19, 1962, at Huggins-Stengel Field in St. Petersburg, FL. Twenty-two pitchers and catchers worked out under the watchful eyes of manager Casey Stengel and coach Rogers Hornsby.

This Date In Mets History: February 14

In Omar Minaya's endless quest for a reliable fifth starter, he signed Jose Lima and Livan Hernandez on this date in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

This Date In Mets History: February 13

Forty-year-old David Cone left the Yankees’ broadcast booth and signed on with the Mets for one more go-round on this date in 2003. The hope going into the season was that a resurgent Cone would complete an aging but still contender-worthy rotation.

This Date In Mets History: February 12

At 9 PM EST on Feb 12, 1992, NBC broadcast the first hour-long episode of "Seinfeld," with special guest Keith Hernandez as himself... more or less.

This Date In Mets History: February 7

Endy Chavez turns 35 today. The image of his leaping grab to rob the Cardinals’ Scott Rolen of a two-run homer in the sixth inning of Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS is indelibly etched into the minds of Mets fans.

This Date In Mets History: February 6

Fifteen years ago today I received one of the best birthday presents ever when the Mets acquired lefty Al Leiter from the Florida Marlins for pitchers A. J. Burnett and Jesus Sanchez and outfielder Robert Stratton.

This Date In Mets History: February 5

Today marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Joan Whitney Payson, the beloved owner of the New York Mets from their inception until her death on October 4, 1975.

This Date In Mets History: January 31

Today we talk about Kiner the play-by-play man and color commentator, who on this date in 1962 signed up to join Bob Murphy and Lindsay Nelson in the Mets’ broadcast booth.

This Date In Mets History: January 30

Happy 70th birthday to Davey Johnson, who leads all Mets managers with 595 wins and a .588 winning percentage. He led the Mets to a World Championship in 1986, a feat that can be better appreciated by looking back at his beginnings as Mets skipper.

This Date In Mets History: January 29

On this date in 1989, the so-called game-winning run batted in (GWRBI) was discontinued as an official statistic. In nine seasons since the flawed attempt to measure clutch hitting introduced in 1980, Keith Hernandez racked up the most GWRBIs, 129.

This Date In Mets History: January 24

Thirty-three years ago today, Fred Wilpon — much vilified in recent years for the Mets' financial woes and subsequent lack of competitiveness — was being hailed as one of its saviors.

This Date In Mets History: January 23

If you want evidence that the BBWAA has always been rather arbitrary and inconsistent regarding their Hall of Fame voting, consider the case of Ralph Kiner, elected to that institution on this date in 1975.

This Date In Mets History: January 22

Seventeen years ago today Bernard Gilkey became a Met, obtained from the Cardinals for pitchers Eric Ludwick, Erik Hiljus, and Yudith Orozio. He had a monster year in 1996 with the kind of jump in offense that sets steroid conspiracy theorists off.

This Date In Mets History: January 17

One year ago today free agent Willie Harris signed with the Mets. Having Harris on board meant, at the very least, he wouldn't be able to break our hearts with his lunging/diving/leaping/oh-no-you-didn't grabs of balls in flight.

This Date in Mets History: January 15

While it’s debatable how much of an effect a hitting coach actually has on a team’s performance, the fact if that Tom Robson, who turn 67 today, presided over some of the Mets’ better offensive seasons from 1997-2000.

This Date In Mets History: January 10

Before he threw his first professional pitch, Mike Pelfrey inked a $5.25 million, four-year deal with the Mets on this date seven years ago.

This Date In Mets History: January 9

On this date in 2005, the man who now reigns as the greatest center fielder in Mets history — and one of the franchise’s greatest players, period — agreed in principle to bring his five finely crafted tools to Shea Stadium.

This Date In Mets History: January 8

On this date in 2003, Gary Carter was elected to the Hall of Fame. With Mike Piazza’s HOF status to be determined tomorrow, it's worth noting that this was Carter’s sixth try, raising questions the Hall's voters and its process.

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