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Old 10-02-2021, 11:07 AM
Tom Hufford Tom Hufford is offline
Join Date: May 2009
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Yes, one of my favorites - Al Jackson. I met him about 10 years ago at the Mets' spring training facility in FL. He lived nearby and pitched batting practice in spring training until he was past 80 years old.

I mentioned to Al that I was a Mets fan in the early-mid-1960s, and that he was the starting pitcher in the first Major League game I ever saw. He asked me where and when, and I said "1964 in Cincinnati, Crosley Field." To which he replied, "Crosley Field? Damn, you're getting old, they've had two more ballparks since then!"
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