Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Ed Kranepool (67) - Played with the '62 Mets at age 17; went on to become the Mets career leader in games and hits. Later a stockbroker in NYC.
A Kranepool quote from Casey Stengel, on why he kept the rookie on the bench in 1962, "He's only seventeen and he runs like he's thirty".
Also, Kranepool is associated with a humorous Supreme Court story. Justice Potter Stewart was a baseball fan who, while he was listening to oral arguments, asked one of his clerks to provide him with play by play accounts
of the 1973 playoff game between the Mets and the Reds. It was a time of political turbulence and one of the notes read simply "Kranepool flies to right. Agnew resigns."