November 8, 2007 Ed Cipot was a great baseball player! He was a good actor and now he is a great priest!
October 13, 2008 Team.ate in 1977 with Jackson Mets. Interesting hearing he is now a priest. He did have a part in the movie "The Natural" as Gabby. Good ballplayer and nice guy. New vocation not hard to believe; he was always very spiritual.
November 11, 2008 I remember in the late 70's some company came out with Minor League cards and I got a whole bunch of Tidewater Tides including Ed Cipot. Minor league cards back then were a real rarity and my friend (and fellow Mets fan) and I really treasured them. There was no writing on the front of these cards--just a picture of the player with stats on the back. Cipot's card showed an upward view of him in his batting stance if I remember correctly. Upon obtaining his card I immediately took a liking to him and was really rooting for him to make the Majors. Unfortunately he never did.
April 3, 2009 Cy.....I heard you're a priest now. Hmmmmm. Do you tell all those troubled youths about your hot temper, the helmets that were broken on dugout steps, the bats thrown in disgust? Just messin with ya Cy. You and Bodie were my first spring training roomies. Edgewater Beach in St Pete. Man, where have the years gone? You were an outstanding ballplayer Ed, as intense as they come
January 24, 2010 I can verify that Ed Cipot is now Father Ed Cipot. He married my wife and I (did I say that right?) in February. He is at Holy Child parish in Staten Island, NY.
April 28, 2014 I knew Ed in high school and although I did not know him as a ballplayer, I did know him as a heck of a nice guy. It would have been wonderful to see him on my Mets, but he clearly found his true calling.