New York Mets

By Jay Horwitz

They are celebrating in the Minaya household in New Jersey and for good reason. Omar’s son Justin, a 6–6 forward from Big East regular season champ Providence, just signed as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets.

Justin will report to the Hornets summer league team in…

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By Jay Horwitz

No one was more excited than I was 39 years ago today when we announced that we had acquired Keith Hernandez from the St. Louis Cardinals.

We were getting a former batting champ, MVP and a World Series winner. Sorry to say it went downhill after that…

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By Jay Horwitz

It’s a photo that’s ingrained in the heads of practically every Mets fan.

There is third base coach Buddy Harrelson running along side Ray Knight who scores the winning run to cap the wild 10th inning rally in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series vs. Boston.

Everyone should think about Buddy today on his 78th birthday and who is quietly battling a serious illness. He is the only Met to have a World Series ring from 1969 and 1986 and he served our organization as a player, coach and manger.

There is not a finer person than Buddy Harrelson.

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By Jay Horwitz

Looking forward to seeing some old friends tomorrow night when Johan Santana, Josh Thole and Terry Collins return to Citi Field to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first no-hitter in Mets history.

This will be Jo’s first visit back here in almost a decade. I will never forget the excitement of June 1, 2012. Some of us thought it was never going to happen, which was crazy with all the great pitchers we had in this organization.

My only regret is that Mike Baxter won’t be able to be here because of a coaching commitment t Vanderbilt. Without his catch, the no-hitter probably wouldn’t have happened.

Tuesday will be a great time to celebrate one of the top moments of our past.

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By Jay Horwitz

Another chapter in our history came to an end today when Joe Pignatano, the last living coach from the 1969 Mets, passed away in Naples, Florida after a long illness. He was 92.

Piggy was a baseball lifer who was the bullpen coach with us from 1968–1981. He took great pride to make sure his bullpen guys were ready to go not matter what the situation. Joe Torre called him “A good soul who loved the game.”

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