Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ed Kranepool -- The Diamond Was His Feast

Ed Kranepool played 18 seasons for the Mets from 1962 (when he appeared as a 17-year-old) to 1979 and was the Mets' representative to the All-Star Game in 1965. He played on the Miracle Mets World Series team of 1969 after enduring some of the worst teams in MLB history in the early 1960s.

This 1999 Fleer card captures the smile of The Krane, who sported the same happy look when I saw him speak at a Temple Beth El's Sunday men's breakfast in Spring Valley, NY a few years after his retirement.

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