Podcast: Tom Gamboa

Tom Gamboa is what we call in the baseball world “a lifer.” He has played the game, coached, scouted and managed baseball teams for 44 years, before officially retiring from the game after the 2016 season.

Mets Draft History

One glance at the New York Mets No. 1 draft selections reveals a history of good, bad and ugly decision-making.

The Mets first-ever draft pick was pitcher Les Rohr, the second overall pick in the 1965 draft. Rohr’s major league career was short-lived. He made his MLB debut on September 19, 1967against the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching six innings, allowing three runs and recording his first win. Rohr made six appearances over three years before he retired after the 1969 season due to injuries. He was just 24 years old.

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