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Jason Fry and Greg Prince
Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

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The Happiest Recap: 022-024

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season consisting of the “best” 22nd game in any Mets season, the “best” 23rd game in any Mets season, [...]

The Happiest Recap: 007-009

Welcome to The Happiest Recap, a solid gold slate of New York Mets games culled from every schedule the Mets have ever played en route to this, their fiftieth year in baseball. We’ve created a dream season consisting of the “best” seventh game in any Mets season, the “best” eighth game in any Mets season, [...]

What's the Story, Jerrys?

This cold February day requires a box score to keep us warm. Thus, I shall toss upon the fire the box score from the first game of a twinight doubleheader at Shea Stadium, September 22, 1967, courtesy of Baseball Reference. It describes an 8-0 loss by the Mets to the Houston Astros, but I won’t [...]

Mets Yearbook: 1967

SNY gets back in the memory business Thursday evening at 6:30 with the debut of Mets Yearbook: 1967, celebrating the major league debuts of Joe Moock, Al Schmelz, Les Rohr, Billy Wynne and…I think I’m leaving somebody out. Oh, terrific, I can’t come up with the name.

Easy to lose track of all those 1967 Mets, [...]

An Odd Addition to One Baseball Library

Longtime readers of this blog know of my quixotic pursuit of a decent picture of Al Schmelz, former Alaska Goldpanner and briefly a New York Met, along with many other momentary ballplayers in the bizarre 1967 campaign.

There were 54 1967 Mets — 35 making their team debuts — and those 54 players managed 61 wins, [...]

Up the Down Staircase

In 1967, the Mets were determined to rise from the depths of their tenth- and ninth-place beginnings. They didn’t just yet, but Willard Mullin’s illustration of the effort is just one reason the ’67 yearbook stands as a gem from another time.

The Changing of the Guard

If the clock is running inexorably counterclockwise, then it must be Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.

To borrow from the late, great Molly Ivins, the 1967 Mets yearbook is more fun than a church-singin’-with-supper-on-the-grounds.

Yearbooks get more expensive every year and are progressively less fun. The 2006 version was ten bucks, 244 pages long [...]