October 15, 2002 Quality catcher for the Tigers of the early 50's. Over the hill by the time he came to the 62 Mets.
October 22, 2002 His claim to fame? Okay. How about being the only Met player whose real first name was Myron? And, no, MY real first name isn't Myron!
February 5, 2003 Looks a bit like Lee Van Cleef, the old western-movie bad guy, with a hawk nose and narrow eyes. Since he caught the Mets first game in the Polo Grounds, he was part of the "How to Score" section of the Mets scorecard even though he only played a handful of games with the club.
July 17, 2003 Ginsberg will always be remembered for his chant of "Break up the Mets" in the clubhouse after their first victory in 1962. This came on the heels of the Amazins losing their first nine games. For the rest of the season and thirty nine more times, players took turns with the chant after every victory.
The chant resurfaced in 1969, during Tom Seaver's "Imperfect game" against the Cubs, when the Mets became a legitimate contender for the first time.
March 17, 2004 I remember how happy my friends and I were when Joe came to the Mets because being that NY has the largest Jewish population of any city in the world (including Israel) we thought it was only right that the Mets would finally get a Jewish player.