On Sunday, the Mets will honor four key members of their last World Championship team: pitcher Dwight Gooden, outfielder Darryl Strawberry, manager Davey Johnson and general manager Frank Cashen.
Amazingly, tickets for the game are not sold out. As of yesterday afternoon, seats were still available in the Promenade Reserved and Promenade Reserved Infield sections as well as the pricier field level ones. There were also close to 1,500 tickets on StubHub.
Didn’t we want the Mets to pay more attention to team history? We have a funny way of showing it.
On Aug. 1, the Mets will finally do something that’s long overdue. Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Davey Johnson and Frank Cashen will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.
I can’t believe it’s taken this long to honor these four men who were at the heart of the Mets renaissance in the 1980s.
For all the talk about Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter’s contributions to the 1986 World Series champions, Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry were the two most talented players on that team. I don’t know if younger fans can really appreciate how good they were — Strawberry’s stats in particular just don’t look like that big of a deal compared to modern players. Trust me, they belong in the Mets Hall of Fame.