Marty Noble is a senior member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and editor of SCOREBOOK, the annual journal of the BBWAA's New York chapter.
|Eleven days after he suffered a heart attack, Rusty Staub was back. There was Le Grande Orange in living color as NBC used to say -- emphasis on living. He was moving up the dugout steps as he had so often in the eighth and ninth innings of games at Shea Stadium in the first half of the '80s. In those days, he had a bat in his hands. On Monday night, minutes before the Mets resumed their quest for another shot at the World Series, he had the crowd in his hands.
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|Joe Maddon is inventive, clever, intriguing and quite likable. And he's not the National League Manager of the Year. Terry Collins is.
More» Collins on deGrom, postseason emotions|
|Houston clearly was the better of the two teams in this best-of-one scenario between the Astros and Yankees, but the score doesn't capture how uneven it was.
More» Hinch on Keuchel's dominance against Yankees|
|Marty Noble, along with Phil Pepe, Bob Klapisch and others, shared Yogi Berra anecdotes on Sunday at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J.
More»Yogi Berra's life and career celebrated around MLB|
|A final farewell to Yogi Berra and another celebration of his remarkable life will come today at the museum that bears his name on the campus of Montclair State University.
More»Fans talk about what Yogi Berra meant to them|
|Yogi Berra was without even the slightest pretense. An anecdote Joe Torre shared during his splendid eulogy Tuesday morning said as much.
More»Family and friends gather for Yogi Berra's funeral|
|Few folks have an institutional memory about anything that is comparable to the recall Howie Rose has for any and all Mets matters.
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|Dozens of Yogi anecdotes came to light on Thursday when the Berra family spent some 90 minutes with members of the media at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University.
More»Berra's sons, granddaughter share memories of Yogi|
|New York City, in its most uneventful week, can be everything from challenging to brutal to worse. But it gets by. Sometimes it even prospers. And sometimes it's brought to its knees. It was in that position that the great city found itself Wednesday morning when word of the death of Yogi Berra spread.
More»Russo discusses the passing of legend Yogi Berra|
|A loss that unquestionably transcends the game has sent all of baseball into deep mourning. Yogi Berra -- Hall of Famer, all-time Yankees legend, World War II veteran, master of misstatement and beloved international icon, is gone. Berra died Tuesday night at age 90.
More»8 minutes in remembrance of No. 8 Yogi Berra|
|"I've been a starter my whole career, but I'd be happy to pitch out of the bullpen," Jon Niese said of what role he'd be willing to play in the postseason -- if possible.
More» Niese allows two runs over seven for the win|
|If the Mets are unable to satisfy the contract demands of free agent Yoenis Cespedes come the offseason, and they determine that they need a bat to offset the effects of his absence and the possible departure of Daniel Murphy, and they need to deal a starting pitcher to import the necessary bat, if that not-unlikely scenario comes to pass, then the pitcher to trade is Matt Harvey.
More» Collins on Harvey, pitcher's limit in game|
|After playing 147 games -- and winning 84 of them -- the Mets are still in the same fix. Their defensive alignment and their batting order are at odds.
More» Flores dives to get the forceout at second|
|Certainly Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes deserves all the applause and cheering directed at him. His performance has been magnificent. What he does not deserve is the National League Most Valuable Player Award.
More» Cespedes crushes solo homer 442 feet|
|Has anyone noticed? We've been down this road. These coordinates might be vaguely familiar to folks of a certain age. The first-place Blue Jays are in the Bronx for a four-game series against the second-place Yankees in the second week of September. The visiting team has played 139 games, the home team 138. And the year ends with a five. Remember?
More» Blue Jays beat Yanks to clinch the AL East|
|With their 77th victory, the Mets put another game between themselves and the once-favored home team. The margin separating the first- and second-place tenants now is six games, and because of how the Mets overcame a 7-1 deficit to beat the Nationals for the fifth time in five games over 38 days, magic-number calculations are now permitted. The Mets' is 19.
More» Mets rally from six down to win|
|This could be another tale of the astounding exploits of Sandy Koufax, one more of so many; and each one warranted. Seldom has a person & pitcher pairing produced such excellence on both sides of the ampersand.
More»Koufax, Hendley, Scully honored at BBWAA dinner|
|Less compelling but rather warm and fuzzy is the narrative involving David Wright and Michael Cuddyer, prominent figures in the Mets' first-place standing and also participants in Project 757. The project is a unofficial and below-the-radar endeavor that seeks to earn recognition for the area code in southwest Virginia, where the two Mets served their baseball apprenticeships.
More» Wright makes a fantastic diving stop|
|Dwight Gooden was such a dominating force that fans would trade an out for the opportunity to watch him reduce another batter to rubble.
More»Remembering Gooden's historic achievement in 1985|
|While the Nationals were doing nothing in L.A. on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the Mets were doing something good in the Big Citi. As a result, this statement will stand regardless of the Thursday night results from the left coast: The Mets are ahead of the Nationals.
More» Collins on Mets' 12-3 win to complete sweep|
|I never covered Duke Snider. The Dodgers had gone West long before I had a BBWAA card and access to a big league clubhouse. But I had learned to make two subway transfers to get from the Bronx to Flatbush when tokens still cost 15 cents, all quite unbeknownst to my parents. So the Duke [...] More»|
|MLB.com writer Marty Noble covered the Mets for the better part of 40 years and experienced or discovered hundreds of facts and anecdotes about the team. This being the 50th anniversary season of the Mets, Noble regularly will provide snippets from the clubâs history. This one is from 1990. These installments also mark the [...] More»|
|MLB.com writer Marty Noble covered the Mets for the better part of 40 years and experienced or discovered hundreds of facts and anecdotes about the team. This being the 50th anniversary season of the Mets, Mets.com regularly will provide snippets from the clubâs history, beginning with this curious set of circumstances involving the Metsâ greatest [...] More»|