Friday, March 02, 2007

Remembering Clem Labine

Tip of the cap today to Clem Labine, a member of the 1962 Mets -- for a brief time. Clem had a nice career as member of the Dodgers. But more importantly, he was the first Met to wear No. 41, breaking it in for far greater glory.

Clem died today in Florida at age 80. He was the second-oldest living Met, according to my friends on the Crane Pool Forum.

I got to met him back in the late 1980s, wearing my sweet flannel Mitchell & Ness Seaver jersey... which he said was his. You can read about that here.

1 comment:

G-Fafif said...

Lovely then, lovely again. He had a great career and long run after playing. He didn't care for Dick Young either.