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Friday, June 28, 2019

Jerry Koosman on Mets’ 1969 World Series

From the NY POST
With the Mets set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets this weekend, former pitcher Jerry Koosman tossed around some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. It’s the second of a five-part series honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets: 
Q: You and Art Shamsky and Bud Harrelson and Ron Swoboda visited Tom Seaver in California in May 2017. 
A: We had a good time with Tom, and you could tell that he was starting to repeat himself a lot, I suppose some memory loss. I’m glad I was out there to see him and Nancy.
Q: What was your immediate reaction when his family released that he has dementia?
A: Well, I didn’t realize it was going that fast. It’s a sad, sad, terrible disease.
Q: You’ll be there on Thursday when Citi Field’s address is changed to 41 Seaver Way. 
A: He deserves something like that. Also, they’re gonna change Broadway to Koosman Drive (chuckle).
Q: Your memories when the Mets traded Seaver in 1977? 
A: That was a really down time for our organization. It was very sad. It was like we were going to a funeral, you know.
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