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Congratulations to Matt Harvey, the Mets’ first pick and seventh overall, in this year’s amateur draft. Photos from his University of North Carolina career show Harvey wearing No. 43.

It will be some time before Harvey arrives, but hopefully not as much as Jesus Feliciano has waited. The Buffalo outfielder, who just turned 31 and has logged some 1,300 minor league games and nearly 5,000 plate appearances, was recalled to take the slot temporarily occupied by Omir Santos. No word yet on his uni number, although reader Dave Mackey points out Feliciano was wearing 23 in Buffalo (currently Chris Carter‘s uni here). Dave points out that 27 is free but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mets briskly re-issue the 19 last belonging to Gary Matthews Jr. as a means of instant palate-cleansing. We will update!
The accompanying photo is a wire photo of Jack Fisher, beneficiary of the 19 runs the Mets scored in May of 1964 to beat the Cubs, referred to below in the first Meet the Dicks post. A copy was sent along by reader Paul C. The caption, difficult to read in this shrunken size reads as follows:

CHICAGO — With the New York Mets hitting like champions here 5/26 against the Cubs, and setting a new team record for hits and runs, Jack Fisher, shown here in dressing room, coasted and finished the game for the first time in 17 starts, eight of them this year, with his second win against three defeats. The last place Mets blasted 23 hits off six Cub hurlers for a 19-1 triumph.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Adam (not verified) on Tue, 06/08/2010 – 1:43pm.
    My bet is number 10. Too much failure and frustration in #19 for Mets (Sarge, Church, former #1 draft choice Tim Foli, Roger Cedeno, and of course Anthony Young).

    #10 has fan favorites like Rusty and Endy.

    Jesus Saves!

    Submitted by Gene F. on Tue, 06/08/2010 – 1:47pm.
    Holy Trinity, Batman. A guy named Jesus should be wearing #3.

    mets.com roster shows Jesus

    Submitted by Adam (not verified) on Tue, 06/08/2010 – 5:20pm.
    mets.com roster shows Jesus with #27.

    Following Gene’s logic, perhaps Jesus should trade with his fellow Feliciano, Pedro and wear 25, given that is the date of Jesus’ birthday, December 25th. He wouldn’t even need to change the nameplate.

    Feliciano in 27!

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Tue, 06/08/2010 – 7:00pm.
    I AM THE SMARTEST MAN ALIVE!

    Jesus

    Submitted by gored82 on Wed, 06/09/2010 – 11:28am.
    You would believe that only if you’re Christian, Gene F…

    Jesus II

    Submitted by gored82 on Wed, 06/09/2010 – 11:31am.
    and you would believe that Dec. 25th was Jesus’ birthday only if you’re Christian, Adam…most scholars believe he was actually born in the spring…

    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    I believe that.

    Submitted by ryankurt20 (not verified) on Fri, 06/11/2010 – 12:42pm.
    Me i believe that….

    Gary Matthews Jr.

    Submitted by Dave Mackey (not verified) on Wed, 06/16/2010 – 2:04pm.
    Gary’s been officially released by the Mets. #19 back in the pool.

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