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Countdown to Mets Fantasy Camp 54 Days to Go.

Every year for the last 3 years as Spring gives way to Fall, Mets season merges into NY Rangers season, I have been able to keep the baseball side of my brain occupied with thoughts of Mets Fantasy Camp. This year more so then ever, in the past I have simply gone down to cover the week long camp as a reporter, this season I am headed down to actually participate as a player. Each year I have tried to find unique ways of counting down the days until camp and sharing them with Mets fans, So this year I will do the countdown by Jersey numbers, When possible I will post my 3 favorite Mets who have worn that number, some numbers may only yield one player.Feel free to post your favorites as well.

#1 Rube Walker

My Favoite #54 without a doubt is Rube Walker, who else could it be he was the only #54 I knew from the time i was 8 years old to the time I was 21, Any Met fan is there late 40's without a doubt has already conjured up a visual memory of Rube walking out to the mound. He clearly doesn't get enough credit for the work he did with the 1969 Mets staff, additionally he is credited in many places as the first coach to go to the 5 man roatation.

# 2 Bill Monbouquette

Not many 54's to choose from here technically I am reserving Al Jackson for one of his other numbers as he wore 15 and 38 for longer times then 54, The Reason why I am going with Monbo as he may in fact be the first coach I ever interviewed.

Other Mets who have worn #54

Red Ruffing

Clyde McCullough

Whitey Herzog

Salty Parker

Mark Clark

Al Jackson

Charlie Hough

Rick Waits

Rick Down

Brian Lawrence

By: Mark Rosenman

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