(2) Jerry Koosman vs. (15) Gary Gentry

(2) Jerry Koosman – Best left-handed pitcher in Mets history, and he will be the first non-Hall of Famer to have his number retired by the Mets. A Rookie of the Year and Cy Young runner-up. Was great in the 1969 World Series. Beat the Orioles in a needed Game 2 victory, and he was the winner for the Game 5 clincher. He was the one who swiped his shoe in the infamous shoe polish incident. Was great again in the 1973 postseason winning a pivotal Game 5. Finished Mets career with a 4-0 postseason record with a 2.55 ERA. Holds nearly every left-handed starting pitcher record.

(15) Gary Gentry – Probably most famous for Howie Rose still bemoaning his not starting Game 6 of the 1973 World Series. Part of the 1969 Miracle Mets. He shut out the Orioles for 6.2 innings in his Game 3 victory making him the first ever pitcher to win a World Series game at Shea Stadium. Also started first ever postseason game in Shea Stadium history by starting Game 3 of the NLCS.

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