Sunday, August 15, 2010

Catching up with Doug Flynn.

This guy could play the field. That is what I remember older Met fans would tell me on the day the Mets got him as part of the Tom Seaver trade back in 1977. Flynn was not know for his hitting but could play 2nd base like the best of them.

This was during a time that middle infielders couldn’t hit for much. I mean how long did we have Bud Harrelson as our shortstop?

Doug Flynn played for the Mets during those tough times when the Mets had Lee Mazzilli as there best player.  The Daily News catches up with the former Met infielder who just had a bout with cancer. He lives in KY while working for a local bank there. Flynn best year with the Mets was 1980 when he hits .255 but he had a Frenchy type on base percentage of .288. That year he won a gold glove while having 8 triples.

In the article he talks about that he doesn’t follow baseball much these days. Well he does make it back to NY since when they closed Shea he was part of the ceremony. He also has a picture of Citi Field in his office.

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