Profile: Ed Kranepool

Ed Kranepool was born and raised in The Bronx. After graduating from James Monroe High School, where he broke Hall of Famer Hank Greenburg’s all-time home run record, Kranepool was signed by baseball’s new National League franchise — The New York Mets. At 17 years old, he received a $75,000 signing bonus.

On the 50th Anniversary season of the Mets first World Series title, MetsRewind sat down with Kranepool to discuss the highs and lows of those early days, the rise of the ’69 Mets, life after Gil Hodges, another miraculous run in 1973 that brought the Mets to the brink of another title. trading Tom Seaver, those difficult final two seasons and his bid to buy the franchise in 1980.

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National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles. Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. From Casey Stengel to Yogi Berra, Marv Throneberry to Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Tug McGraw, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez and Matt Harvey, the Mets are loaded with character(s). Then there are the Amazin’ seasons — 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2006-2008 and 2015 — full of miracles, joy, hope and heartbreak. Mets Rewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.
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  1. Adam Nartowicz
    September 23, 2019

    Wow! Where have you been all my life? What a great site!! Looking forward to more in the days to come. Thanks!

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