Dec 8, 2020
The 1969 Mets - a ninth place team in 1968, and a team which had five 100 loss seasons in the previous seven years - shocked the baseball world and won the World Series. Art Shamsky hit .300 for that team, and is dedicated to keeping the memory of the team and its colorful cast of characters alive. He joins Pesach and Scott for a wide-ranging discussion about his experiences and friendships with Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Pete Rose, Tony Perez and others, as well as about the reason for the '69 Mets' enduring appeal. He also talks about his experience as the manager of the short-lived Israel Baseball League Modiin Miracle, and what it taught him about managing. Listen in, you'll love it.
Learn more about Art Shamsky, including his experiences with Vada Pinson, Tug McGraw, Reggie Jackson, and Frank Robinson; his experiences in the Deep South in the days of segregation; and his opinion about the '69 Mets' defense and catching. Just go to https://www.patreon.com/baseballrabbipodcast for more.