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Countdown to Mets Fantasy Camp 39 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 are harder then others.

Gary Gentry

Pitched the first Mets division clincher in their history September 24th 1969 a complete game 4 hit 2 walk 5 strikeout 6-0 win vs the CardinalsThe Mets also won every post game he ever pitched in for them. He also started the first World Series game in the History of Shea Stadium, holding the Mighty O's scoreless through 6 2/3.

Dick Selma

Not Really sure why Selma is #2 on my list but for some reason he and Don Cardwell always had pretty cool baseball cards.

Selma was the only pitcher (300 innings+) who left the Mets before 1969 with an ERA for his Mets career under 4.00. He and Tom Seaver were High School Teammates.

Doug Sisk

Talk about the Rolaids Relief award, Doug Risk I mean Sisk probably made Rolaids stock soar, he would walk the bases loaded and some how get out of the jam. My favorite Doug Sisk game though has to be opening day 1983 Tom Seaver's return, Seaver vs Carlton, Seaver throws 6 shutout innings matching Carlton, Wally Backman pinch hits for Seaver in the bottom of the 6th, Sisk comes on pitches the 7th the Mets put a 2 spot against lefty, Sisk shuts the door and the Mets win Opening day April 5th 1983 2-0.

Mets who wore #39

Steve Dillon

Dick Selma

Gary Gentry

Tommy Moore

John Strohmayer

Nino Espinosa

Hubie Brooks

Doug Sisk

Phil Lombardi

Kelvin Torve

Rich Sauveur

Kelvin Torve

Jeff Kent

Josias Manzanillo

Juan Acevedo

Rick Wilkins

Benny Agbayani

Josias Manzanillo

Jim Mann

Dicky Gonzalez

Steve Reed

Dan Wheeler

Vic Darensbourg

Roberto Hernandez

Pedro Feliciano

Roberto Hernandez

Jon Adkins

Claudio Vargas

Bobby Parnell

By: Mark Rosenman

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