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The Final Countdown

The Mets PR staff recently e-mailed me a list of those who pulled the numbers from the outfield fence, counting down the last 81 games at Shea Stadium.

I hadn't seen that list publicly, and I wanted others to be able to reference it as well, so I am publishing it here...

81
Kathy Shea Anfuso, her son-in-law Victor, and granddaughter, Michelle
daughter of Bill Shea

80
Mr. Met

79
Lincoln Mercury representatives – Peter Spina and Kenneth Toscano

78
Mets Fan Club for Kids Member Alex Holmes

77
Citi Representative Michael Freiberg

76
SNY Kids Clubhouse Hosts Gabe Cohen and Caitlin Fichtel

75
Ed Charles and JRF Scholar Elizabeth Gil

74
Broadcaster Howie Rose

73
Ron Hunt, Jack Fisher and Tim Harkness

72
Longtime employee Bob Mandt

71
Jack Lang Day reps (Randy, Brian, Craig and Victoria Lang)

70
Youth Baseball Leader Bob Reid and players from the Bayside Little League

69
Laura Dyer and Amy Stack from DavisVision

68
Harry and Digit from Cyberchase

67
Sarah Drews, representing the CW11 for Autism Awareness Day

66
Larry Schimmel, representing Premio Foods

65
Gretchen Randolph, daughters CiCi and Chantre, son Andrew,
Willie's family

64
Dr. Ewart Brown, Premier of Bermuda

63
Michael Metter, President and CEO of Spongetech Delivery Inc.

62
Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton

61
Mr. G from the CW11 and Christian Kirschbaum representing the Dogwood Elementary School in Smithtown

60
Lt. Colonel Louis Ascencio - 2-25 Unit Marine Unit in Garden City

59
Groundskeeper Pete Flynn

58
Rusty Staub

57
Art Shamsky

56
Tim Robbins

55
Luke Gasparre (original Shea Stadium usher)

54
Ron Swoboda

53
David Rivel, Executive Director of the City Parks Foundation

52
Children from the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation

51
Bill and Jim Germanakos from the Biggest Loser

50
George Foster

49
Sandy Alomar Sr., Sandy Alomar Jr. and Roberto Alomar

48
Charlie Heege, The President of The New York Letter Carriers Branch 36

47
Juan Alicea

46
Shea Stadium Groundscrew (unannounced due to death of Jim Plummer)

45
Mark McGraw - Son of Tug McGraw

44
Mr. Met

43
Mr. Met and a lucky fan (Jonathan from Wantaugh)

42
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars

41
Emerson Boozer, John Schmitt and Randy Beverly (1969 New York Jets)

40
Robert Childs, representing Lincoln Mercury

39
Joe Pignatano

38
Cal Lieper - Original Season Ticket Holder

37
Gary Cohen

36
Dave Nawrotsky from Levittown

35
Jesse Orosco

34
Deirdre Apicello - Lincoln Mercury

33
Lucky fan Sheamus Wiseman


32
Steve Somers from WFAN

31
Lucky Fan Lisa Greicia

30
Gio Lisciandra and Christian Puleo - Mets Kids Club

29
HOLD - Lincoln Mercury

28
Go Red Night - American Heart Association

27
Clarence Irving

26
Ralph Kiner

25
Joye Murphy
Bob's wife

24
Organist Jane Jarvis

23
Lincoln Mercury

22
Abigail and Spencer Breslin

21
Mike McNamara - Original Shea Vendor

20
Jonathan Plummer and Maxine Agee
Family of Mets employee Jim Plummer, and Tommie Agee's widow

19
Bobby Ojeda

18
Darryl Strawberry

17
Keith Hernandez

16
Lee Mazzilli

15
25 year or more Shea Stadium Employees

14
Joan Hodges

13
Harry Minor and Al Jackson

12
Ron Darling

11
FDNY/NYPD Reps

10
None listed

9
Military Appreciation Day Rep

8
2008 Sterling Award Winners

7
Ed Kranepool

6
Howard Johnson

5
Ed Charles

4
Lenny Dykstra

3
Bud Harrelson

2
Jerry Koosman

1
Tom Seaver

0
Mr. Met

Comments

Anonymous said…
Let's break this down:

Former Players/Manager/Coaches: 25

Corporate Sponsors: 15

Representatives of Charities/Awareness Days: 12

Mets Employees: 9

Media: 6

Fans: 5
Includes several "lucky fans" -- (ie. we couldn't get anyone better.)

Mets Cross-Promotion: 4
(ie. SNY Personalities)

Mr. Met: 4
(Seriously, Mr. Met did four numbers? We love him too, but this is just more of "we couldn't get anyone better." They could've at least done more "lucky fans!"

New York Jets: 1

Shea Family: 1

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All told, the Mets get a D+, at best, for this. 82 numbers to pull and you can't give more than 25 of them to former uniformed personnel? Geez.

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