Monday, January 5, 2009

Mets Jerry Koosman Day - Flea Market Photo

Its Jerry Koosman Day at Shea Stadium! Sept. 9, 1989.

In this photo (from my flea market collection) has Frank Cashen is at the microphone announcing to the Shea crowd that Jerry Koosman was entering the NY Mets Hall of Fame.

Jerry Koosman spent part of 12 seasons with the NY Mets before being traded to the Minnesota Twins (a trade that sent Jesse Orosco to the Mets). Koosman then moved to the Chicago White Sox, and the Philadelphia Phillies.

He won 140 games for the Mets including 17 during the Miracle '69 season and 21 in the 1976 season. Koosman is also the answer of great trivia question - he gave up Pete Rose's 4,000th career hit.

More importantly, I'd like to give Jerry Koosman a bottle of Purell!

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