Dave Mlicki…his name always comes up during the Subway Series because the greatest game in his career was shutout against the Yankees. He was an underdog in that June 16, 1997 game vs Andy Pettitte, but he won.
Now that I think of it, it’s amazing how long interleague play has been around.
Dave’s had a slightly below average major league career, if not an uneventful one. In typical Mets history fashion, of course it would have been someone like him to shine in a Subway Series.
Mike still has memories of his big game: “…like it was yesterday. I remember the excitement in the Stadium, all the Met fans chanting, ‘Let’s go, Mets’ in Yankee Stadium. I thought that was really cool.”
So what is he doing now at only 41 years old? Besides being on Facebook.com, he seems like an all-around nice humble nice guy. He’s pretty much into his golf club and his wife and kids. He is very active in his kids’ athletics. Mets fans who see him always bring up the one game he is famous for, and ask for his autograph.
The 1997 Mets, managed by Bobby Valentine had this pitching staff:
Brian Bohanon and Armando Reynoso
The sad part was, as a Mets fan in 1997, I was sold on that staff and thought “they had a chance”. Mets fans of 2009 should take heed.
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