Profile: Ed Kranepool

Ed Kranepool was born and raised in The Bronx. After graduating from¬†James Monroe High School, where he broke Hall of Famer Hank Greenburg’s all-time home run record, Kranepool was signed by baseball’s new National League franchise — The New York Mets. At 17 years old, he received a $75,000 signing bonus.

Game Rewind: 1973 National League Championship Series

The cry of Ya’ Gotta Believe rang out through New York City in the fall of 1973 when the Mets beat the Reds to advance to the World Series.

Game Rewind: Mets @ Reds (10.06.1973)

Tom Seaver strikes out 13 Cincinnati Reds in a 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the 1973 National League Championship Series at Riverfront Stadium.

Game Rewind: Braves @ Mets (10.06.1969)

The New York Mets score nine runs over the first five innings on their way to an 11-6 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

Game Rewind: Mets @ Braves (10.05.1969)

The New York Mets score nine runs over the first five innings on their way to an 11-6 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

Game Rewind: Cardinals at Mets (09.24.1969)

Donn Clendenon hit a pair of home runs and Gary Gentry pitched a complete game shutout, 6-0, against the St. Louis Cardinals to lead the New York Mets to their first-ever National League Eastern division title on this date in 1969.

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Game Rewind: Cubs at Mets (09.08.1969)

Tommie Agee doubles, homers and has two RBI and Jerry Koosman fires a complete game as the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, at Shea Stadium. The win tightens the race in the National League Eastern division.