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Sammy Drake
Sammy Drake
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 510 of 1043 players
Samuel Harrison Drake
Born: October 7, 1934 at Little Rock, Ark.
Died: January 27, 2010 at Los Angeles, Cal.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.11 Weight: 175

Sammy Drake was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on June 4, 2015, and October 7, 2016.

2b 3b

First Mets game: August 1, 1962
Last Mets game: September 30, 1962

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Mike Howell
August 3, 2001
Very versatile player and wore a very nice "blue turtleneck"...

W. Mitchell
June 1, 2004
I met Sammy Drake in the late 1950's when I was around 10 years old and served as bat boy for the Fort Gordon Rams in Fort Gordon, Georgia. I remember him as a kind and wonderful young man that had a profound impact on my life. His skills as a baseball player were only exceeded by his wonderful spirit and kindness. I have thought of him often the past 40 years.

Jonathan Stern
December 14, 2004
It is well known that Joe Pignatano ended his major league career by hitting into a triple play. It is also well-known that this same triple play was the last play that involved future HOFer Richie Ashburn. But it wasn't until recently, while cruising this site, that I knew that Piggy's triple ended Drake's career, too!

A season-ending triple play that ended the careers of all three baserunners. Wow! Only the Mets...

Jamey Bumbalo
February 4, 2006
He had a career batting average of .153 (with over 70 lifetime at-bats). Can any Met non-pitcher "beat" that?

jeff hiserodt
November 3, 2006
Today is November 3, 2006, and I just got home from playing golf in Westchester, California. On what I think was the 5th hole a quiet older gentleman that my friend and were playing with overheard our conversation. He turned and said "You guys baseball fans?" and that was the start of a long conversation about baseball. I would like to take the time to say that Sammy is a great man and a gentleman and the stories that he told me we amazing.

As we parted ways I thought about the time we spent with each other and the connection that we had. I thought about the old saying in which baseball is refered to as the bridge covering many generational gaps. This statement was never more true to me than that momment as a 70-year-old black man from south and a 30-year-old Jewish man from California could become friends so fast.

I wish more people could meet the man I played golf with for he is a wealth of information, a gentleman, a great ballplayer and not a half bad golfer. Thank you Sammy for the memory.

April 17, 2010
Sadly, Sam passed away Jan. 27th in Los Angeles. Along with other Casey-era Mets, including Sherman Jones and Clem Labine who have recently left us, Sam may you rest in peace.

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