Friday, March 20, 2015

17 Days

1988 Fleer #136

We are t-minus 17 days til the curtain opens on the 2015 baseball season!  The Mets begin the new campaign on April 6 with a late afternoon tilt in Washington against Bryce Harper and the Nationals.

Quite a few noteworthy players donned the No. 17 during their Mets playing days, including Felix Millan, David Cone and Mike Bordick.  But, let's get serious, none of those names comes close to the man who wore the number of the '86 champs.

Added Knowledge:  In 1988, Keith won his 11th (and final) consecutive NL Gold Glove award -- a record for any first baseman in baseball history.


1 comment:

  1. Wow I had no idea Hernandez had so many consecutive Gold Glove awards! I can't stumble across a card of this guy without thinking of Seinfeld. One of the greatest shows ever...