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Meet The Mets Fan: Oh Murph’s Harry

The Mets Fan

For those that don’t know you, please tell Mets fans who you are. I’m just Harry, or Bill, or Koos, your choice. I’m an Engineer and a Mets fan, and a semi retired Softball coach. I used to scribble a few words and do a photoshop or two for as a ghost writer for BS Upton (he took all the credit) until they were taken over by a Chinese Internet start up company.

How You Became a Mets Fan

By accident. My Dad wasn’t much into sports, but my brother was. He is a Big Yankees fan. I watched too many games starring Horace Clark. One day when I was probably in second grade I told my Mother I wanted a baseball hat and Jacket. She bought me a Mets hat and jacket. Everyone I knew laughed at me, those cruel Yankee fans. I didn’t even know the Mets existed. This was probably 1965. A few years later when the Yankees were terrible, my brother left the TV unguarded and I found the Mets channel WOR. I liked them much better and started watching. That was 1968.

Favorite Mets Player

I have to go with Tom Seaver. He was and still is the best ever.

Favorite Moment in Mets History

The last game of the 1969 World Series. Jerry Koosman had a great game. I was vindicated as a Mets fan. I forgave my Mother for buying me Mets gear. The world was a wonderful place. Second place is the gets by Bill Buckner ‘86 series game.

Message to Mets Fans

Know the stats, but trust your eyes. Keep your head in and eye on the ball. If this team wins in your lifetime you will have no better feeling for your suffering will be rewarded.

3 thoughts on “Meet The Mets Fan: Oh Murph’s Harry”

  1. Gothamist says:

    Daddio…

    What a great idea.
    Very relevant and personal.
    Brings connection fan to fan.

    Koos, Matlack and Swan were relatively greatly under appreciated in those Sevear career years yet I had great confidence when they pitched and never lost sight of Koos’s two 1969 WS victories and the 1973 September days as a young Met fan.

    Ny dad was that devastated Dodger fan that would rather root for a 40-122 Met team than any Yankee team.

    I was initiated in 1968 or especially an entrenched Met fan in 1969 before the black cat. I brought the pocket transitor to afternoon religious school to listen to the 1969 WS in the bathroom.

    Watching Seaver’s leg driven incredible control, steadfast determination, painting the corners on onknown MPH never down Broadway caught looking third strikes FBs was a marvel to catch on WOR. Amazing as Latrell Sprewell in the 1999 playoffs, Bernard King in those consecutive 50 point nights or LTs prime years chasing down runners with one hand tackles from weak side leaps.

    I listened on the radio to Seaver’s 19 K game against SD last 9-10 batters consecutive Ks and is etched in my memory as radio updates on Ali Frazier MSG and Manila, as the Knicks came back from 17 down to beat the Lew Alcindor Bucks scoring the last 18 points to win by one!

    Yet Seaver had almost no run support, few dollar support and Seaver was Seaver from age 23 in 1967 to 1979 then for many years afterward.

    Seaver was just incredible my favorite athlete and baseball would never be the game it is to me today without watching Seaver.

    I had a photo taken with Seaver at a function he was paid for in 1970 as a grade schooler but I hear that unless I sing God Bless America on a chance meeting he will not sign it.

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    1. metsdaddy says:

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