5 sometimes forgotten members of both 1969 and 1973 Mets World Series squads

Mar 21, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets former players Wayne Garrett (11) and Ron
Mar 21, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets former players Wayne Garrett (11) and Ron / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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5) Jim McAndrew

Jim McAndrew was a part of one of the great young pitching staffs in 1969, along with Seaver, Koosman, Ryan, and Gary Gentry. He was in that conversation when discussions were had about the Mets young pitching staff. However, while he was effective in ’69, he was hit with the injury bug in ’73 much like many of his teammates. And, unfortunately, he never regained the form he showed early on.

In 1969, McAndrew appeared in 27 games, 21 of them starts, threw 135 innings, and pitched to a 6-7 record – including three complete games, with a 3.47 ERA. In 1973, made 23 appearances with 12 starts and finished with a record of 3-8 and a 5.18 ERA.

McAndrew would ultimately spend six seasons in a Mets uniform and is, quite often, a forgotten Met during that entire span. In talking about 1969, fans will remember Don Cardwell and Cal Koonce, and even Jack DiLauro before thinking of McAndrew. As for 1973, Harry Parker and Buzz Capra are sooner mentioned.

And to that point of being forgotten, McAndrew has the distinction of being the only player who was a member of both World Series squads to not make an appearance in either Series.

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