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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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Ryan Tryin' To Be The Fourth

We’re all aware that Nolan Ryan is taking part (albeit from very good seats in the stands) in his first World Series since 1969. But were you aware that if the Rangers prevail then he’ll be in an exclusive club of 1969 Mets alumni? How exclusive? So exclusive it doesn’t include Tom Seaver. Read all about it in my latest piece for the New York Times Bats blog, here.

5 comments to Ryan Tryin’ To Be The Fourth

  • Nicely done. No Times like the present…

  • March'62

    Yogi doesn’t count?

  • Dak442

    I assumed Greg meant ’69 players only. Otherwise you’d have to throw Whitey Herzog in there too.

  • Players indeed — made reference to the postseason roster. You’d have to throw in Yogi as a coach on the ’77 and ’78 world champs if you were being more expansive.

    Edited for space: Grote made the World Series as a Dodger catcher twice, but didn’t win. Seaver was in uniform for the ’86 runners-up. And 11 of the 25 ’69 Mets were the ’73 Mets.

    Not among the 14 other Mets winning the National League pennant? Good old Jim Fregosi.

    Managing against Ron Taylor’s healthy Toronto charges and losing in 1993? Good old Jim Fregosi.