Boom Boom

Jennifer writes:

Forgive my doubting your site…but I would have sworn that Mark Bomback wore number 26 in his brief stint with the Mets.

Not for nothing but Bomback in the 20s was a vague memory for me too (MBTN’s all-time roster lists him as wearing 36). I happened to check Jack Looney’s “Now Batting Number” and sure enough, he lists Bomback having dressed in 36 as well as 28 — not 26 — during his season here.

Both 28 and 26 were available, at least until September when Wally Backman and Scott Holman wore those jerseys, respectively. Bomback doesn’t appear in 28 or 26 on any scorecards in my inventory, but I hope you can check yours just to be sure (those dated prior to September would be most useful).

Let us know what you find! You can comment below, or send an email to mbtn /at/ mbtn dot net, or to our new addy mbtn01 /at/ gmail / dot/ com. Feel free to attach an image of your scorecard!

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    2 comments from old site

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Mon, 01/21/2008 – 10:48am.
    ‘80 Yearbook’s spring training roster has Bomback as 28 but his yearbook entry and accompanying picture has him in 36 as does a July scorecard roster and player list and “This Date in N.Y. Mets History,” which came out just after ‘80. That’s five against one for 36.

    Also, Craig Swan is the only veteran player who looks remotely happy in the team picture, though Arthur Richman seems to have just heard his quinella came in at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Comment by G-Fafif :: April 15, 2007 @ 4:49 pm | Edit This
    I’d look happy to have survived 1979 myself. Thanks for the updates.

    Lots of stuff that never happened is believed to have happened as the result of baseball cards and yearbooks shot in the spring.

    Comment by admin :: April 16, 2007 @ 1:49 pm | Edit This
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