New York Mets 1962 Inaugural Season

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  1. Casey Stengel
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    Casey Stengel

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    Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (/ˈstɛŋɡəl/; July 30, 1890 – September 29, 1975), nicknamed "The Old Perfessor", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.


  2. Gil Hodges
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    Gil Hodges

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    Gilbert Ray Hodges, ne Hodge (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman and manager who played most of his 18-year career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982.


  3. Rogers Hornsby
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    Rogers Hornsby

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    Rogers Hornsby, Sr. (April 27, 1896 – January 5, 1963), nicknamed "The Rajah", was an American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926, 1933), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929–1932), and St. Louis Browns (1933–1937). Hornsby had 2,930 hits and 301 home runs in his career; his career .358 batting average is second only to Ty Cobb's average. He was named the National League (NL)'s Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice, and was a member of one World Series championship team.


  4. Richie Ashburn
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    Richie Ashburn

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    Don Richard "Richie" Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9, 1997), also known by the nicknames, "Putt-Putt", "The Tilden Flash", and "Whitey" due to his light-blond hair, was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. He was born in Tilden, Nebraska (some sources give his full middle name as "Richie"). From his youth on a farm, he grew up to become a professional outfielder and veteran broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies and one of the most beloved sports figures in Philadelphia history. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.


  5. Don Zimmer
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    Don Zimmer

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    Donald William Zimmer (January 17, 1931 – June 4, 2014) was an American infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmer was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his death, a span of 65 years.


  6. Ed Kranepool
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    Ed Kranepool

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    Edward Emil "Ed" Kranepool (born November 8, 1944) is an American former professional baseball player. He spent his entire Major League Baseball career as a first baseman for the New York Mets.


  7. Craig Anderson
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    Craig Anderson

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    Norman Craig Anderson (born July 1, 1938) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets.


  8. Al Jackson
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    Al Jackson

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    Alvin Neill Jackson (born December 26, 1935), affectionately referred to as "Little" Al Jackson, is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1959 to 1969. His 43 wins with the New York Mets were the franchise record until Tom Seaver eased past the mark in 1969.


  9. Jay Hook
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    Jay Hook

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    James Wesley (Jay) Hook (born November 18, 1936 in Waukegan, Illinois, United States) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1957 through 1964, Hook played for the Cincinnati Reds (1957–61) and New York Mets (1962–64). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.


  10. Jim Hickman
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    Jim Hickman

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    James Lucius Hickman (born May 10, 1937) is a former Major League Baseball player.


  11. Gus Bell
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    Gus Bell

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    David Russell "Gus" Bell, Jr. (November 15, 1928 – May 7, 1995) was an American center and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950–52), Cincinnati Reds/Redlegs (1953–61), New York Mets (1962) and Milwaukee Braves (1962–64). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.


  12. Ed Bouchee
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    Ed Bouchee

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    Edward Francis Bouchee (March 7, 1933 – January 23, 2013) was an American professional baseball player. He appeared in Major League Baseball as a first baseman for three National League clubs (the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets) from 1956 to 1962.


  13. Gene Woodling
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    Gene Woodling

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    Eugene Richard Woodling (August 16, 1922 – June 2, 2001) was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1943, 1946, 1955–57), Pittsburgh Pirates (1947), New York Yankees (1949–54), Baltimore Orioles (1955, 1958–60), Washington Senators (1961–62), and the New York Mets in their expansion year of 1962. Primarily an outfielder, he played most often in left field. He batted left-handed, threw right-handed, and was born in Akron, Ohio.


  14. Clem Labine
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    Clem Labine

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    Clement Walter Labine (August 6, 1926 – March 2, 2007) was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1950 to 1960. As a key member of the Dodgers in the early 1950s, he helped the team to its first World Series title in 1955 with a win and a save in four games.


  15. Marv Throneberry
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    Marv Throneberry

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    Marvin Eugene Throneberry (September 2, 1933 – June 23, 1994) was an American Major League Baseball player, best remembered as the starting first baseman for the 1962 New York Mets, a team which set the modern record for most losses in a season with 120.


  16. Cliff Cook
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    Cliff Cook

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    Raymond Clifford Cook (born August 20, 1936 in Dallas, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball player, who primarily played third base, though he played some games as an outfielder throughout his career. Cook stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, weighed 185 pounds (84 kg), and threw and batted right-handed.


  17. Joe Christopher
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    Joe Christopher

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    Joseph O'Neal (Joe) Christopher (born December 13, 1935 in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a former outfielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1959 through 1966. Listed at 5' 10", 175 lbs., he batted and threw right-handed.


  18. Vinegar Bend Mizell
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    Vinegar Bend Mizell

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    Wilmer David "Vinegar Bend" Mizell (August 13, 1930 – February 21, 1999) was an American left-handed pitcher in major league baseball who went on to serve three terms as a Republican U.S. congressman from North Carolina between 1969 and 1975. He represented North Carolina's 5th congressional district, including Winston-Salem.


  19. Frank Thomas
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    Frank Thomas

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    Frank Joseph Thomas (born June 11, 1929) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a left fielder, first and third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951–58), Cincinnati Reds (1959), Chicago Cubs (1960–61, 1966), Milwaukee Braves (1961, 1965), New York Mets (1962–64), Philadelphia Phillies (1964–65), and the Houston Astros (1965). He batted and threw right-handed.


  20. Charlie Neal
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    Charlie Neal

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    Charles Lenard Neal (January 30, 1931 – November 18, 1996) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball. He was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1950, and won the 1959 World Series after the team moved to Los Angeles. He hit two home runs in Game 2 of the Series, at Chicago's Comiskey Park.


  21. Choo Choo Coleman
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    Choo Choo Coleman

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    Clarence "Choo-Choo" Coleman (born August 25, 1937) was a Major League Baseball player who played catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets.


  22. Galen Cisco
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    Galen Cisco

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    Galen Bernard Cisco (born March 7, 1936) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1961 and 1969. Listed at 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 200 pounds (91 kg), Cisco batted and threw right-handed. He was signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1958 out of Ohio State University.


  23. Harry Chiti
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    Harry Chiti

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    Harry Chiti (pronounced ) (November 16, 1932 – January 31, 2002) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball. From 1950 through 1962, he played for the Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers and New York Mets. Chiti batted and threw right-handed. He was the father of major league coach Dom Chiti.


  24. Bob Miller
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    Bob Miller

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    Robert Gerald Miller (born July 15, 1935 at Berwyn, Illinois) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for three different teams during his major league career. During the 1953 season, he was the youngest player in the major leagues that season, one of only three players that year who were 17 years old.


  25. Felix Mantilla
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    Felix Mantilla

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    Félix Mantilla Lamela (born July 29, 1934 in Isabela, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player. In his 11-year career, Mantilla played for the Milwaukee Braves (1956–61), New York Mets (1962), Boston Red Sox (1963–65) and Houston Astros (1966). An infielder/outfielder, he played second base the majority of his career (326 games). He also played shortstop (180 games), third base (143), the outfield (156) and, in the latter part of his career, first base (16). He batted and threw right-handed.


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