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A version of this article appears in print on February 20, 2012, on Page D1 of the with the headline: Spring of ’62: Revisiting the Dawn of the Mets.
One of the ad men told me that ballplayers were easy to deal with.
Robert Lipsyte, a former New York Times columnist, covered the Mets’ first spring training for the newspaper. He is the author of the memoir “An Accidental Sportswriter.”
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Hook, who had worked on his master’s degree in thermodynamics as a Met, was remembered for explaining Bernoulli’s Law, which describes how planes stay aloft and baseballs curve. When the diagrams he drew appeared in The New York Times, Stengel said, “If Hook could only do what he knows.”
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By that time, my friend Hook was a rising manager in the Chrysler Corporation. He had pitched three seasons for the Mets, failing in his childhood dream of being a 20-game winner (he lost 19 in his first season as the Mets lost 120), but he got credit for the team’s first victory (in its 10th game).
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But I found him again outside for the home opener in 1963. He had renewed hope, he said. And he never lost it, always coming back, through the bedsheet banner years as the Mets beat the Yankees in the first Mayor’s Trophy game, as Marvelous Marv Throneberry became the quintessential Met, as the 17-year-old Ed Kranepool began his 18-year career. He followed the team to Shea Stadium in 1964, and he was there for the seven years in 9th or 10th place until that amazing 1969 season when the Miracle Mets won the World Series. I was actually happy to see him at spring training in 1970. This time, I hurried over when he called. “The Mets will repeat,” he boomed. “You heard it here.”