New York Mets

By Jay Horwitz

A 1986 World Series Met needs our help.

Catcher Ed Hearn is in dire need of a kidney transplant, which would be his fourth. His goal is to not have to go on dialysis, but that hope is fading quickly.

He has endured so much in his 62 years: Two bouts with skin cancer, kidney disease and he currently takes more than 50 types of medication on a daily basis. Yet Ed never complains. He has dedicated his life to helping people.

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Joan Hodges, the widow of manager Gil Hodges, died Saturday night after a long illness. She passed away 10 days short of her 96th birthday. Gil died 50 years ago at the age of 47.

STATEMENT FROM METS PRESIDENT SANDY ALDERSON

“We are thankful that Joan was able to see…

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By Jay Horwitz

Buddy Harrelson gave his all to the Mets organization as a player, coach and manager. Now fans can do something for him.

Buddy has been battling Alzheimer’s the last few years and Sunday at Belmont State Park, Team Harrelson will be entered in The Walk to End…

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By Jay Horwitz

In addition to being great players, there were people who made a difference in the community and in people’s lives.

Al Leiter, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltrán and Curtis Granderson all will be at Citi Field tomorrow to be honored as past winners of the Roberto Clemente Award for humanitarianism.

The former Mets are part of MLB’s celebration of Clemente’s life, 50 years after his passing. I was fortunate enough to work with another past Clemente recipient Gary Carter, who died 10 years ago. All five players guys had one thing in common, they never looked for notoriety, they only wanted to help.

Each one treasures the award as perhaps the highlight of his career. They all deserve a hand for what they did.

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