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RIP Amazin' Mets pitcher Don Cardwell

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chi City 81, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Threw a no-hitter, and was on the '69 Mets team. He was 72.

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Tough day for ex-NYC pitchers.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Saw a tape of the end of the no-hitter . . . saved by a shoetop catch by Cub (and ex-Dodger) OF Moose Moryn.
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    I interviewed Cardwell for a book about players talking about a great accomplishment (unpublished - anyone interested? :) :)) and he couldn't have been nicer. I don't have it in front of me, but I believe he said he was scheduled to pitch Game 6 or Game 7 of the '69 Series.
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Seventeen shutouts and 15 home runs. Not too shabby.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Clearly, he did not throw the no-hitter for the Mets.

  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Yeah, but Nolan Ryan, Dwight Gooden, David Cone, Tom Seaver and Hideo Nomo did.

    Oh, wait. ...
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    And . . . one of the most bizarre quirks of Met franchise history . . . ROLLS on . . .

    More . . . after this!!!! . . .
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah but who can top their 30 one-hitters! Isn't the beauty in the pursuit?
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    At least the Mets are good at something.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Emulating the '64 Phils, say.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    For starters. I can't wait for their encore.
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