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Melvin LeRoy Harder
Born: October 15, 1909 at Beemer, Neb.
Died: October 20, 2002 at Chardon, O.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 195
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HERE IS WHAT OTHER METS FANS HAVE TO SAY:
October 21, 2002 I couldn't understand why Cleveland retired his uniform number until I read his obit recently. I thought he was a journeyman; but he was a really good pitcher. Anyone who made Babe Ruth and Joe Dimaggio look silly at the plate gets my vote for the Hall of Fame.
October 16, 2008 Mel Harder was also a first-rate pitching coach who really knew how to teach, especially the curveball.
He resigned after that one season with the Mets in '64 to take an offer with the Cubs. I read that he had been "thinking over his plans." He was replaced by Warren Spahn.
November 28, 2014 Almost blew out his arm because the fans kept yelling, "Harder! Harder!"
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