11 Questions with World Series Champion & ’69 Miracle Met Art Shamsky

Hello Mets Fans. I’ve started my 10 day vacation that will take me out of the Baseball Blog scene until the 23rd of Feburary. Until then, enjoy re-blogs, shorter posts and scheduled articles. Today, we have our interview with Art Shamsky

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This past week, I got the chance to speak with 1969 New York Met champion Art Shamsky. Art Shamsky played in the major leagues for 7 seasons, and throughout his prestigious career, he became a member of the National Jewish Hall of Fame, an entrepreneur and of course, a World Series Champion. Here is my interview with this New York Met legend.

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Niko:
In 1968, you were traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Mets. What is the difference of playing in New York than in other “small market” cities?

Art:
Well, I was apprehensive for a couple of reasons. First of all, the Mets were not a very good team, and coming from Cincinnati which, while I was there, hadn’t won any World Series or pennants but certainly was a very good baseball team,the Mets were known as the “Lovable Losers”, and quite honestly if you did…

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