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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 month 2 weeks ago #371035

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This is kinda like a player leaving school to play overseas. Good opportunity to make some money and enhance his resume. I wish him the best.

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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 month 2 weeks ago #371049

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SJU61982 wrote:

Andrew wrote: It would be nice to see his next in command get a chance if that is feasible. The program has been really humming the last few years. I would expect Cragg to ask Blankmeyer for input. I don’t think there is anyone at St. John’s more qualified.


That would be this guy, Mike Hampton. No, it's not the same Mike Hampton who pitched on the Mets pennant winning team in 2000.

redstormsports.com/sports/baseball/roste...hes/mike-hampton/379


Looks like a good choice.

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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 month 2 weeks ago #371135

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JackofVirginia wrote: Great guy. Was introduced to him by Jack Kaiser. Told Ed I was the only undefeated baseball coach at St.John's. Of course it was for one game against Hofstra. Kaiser was sick so Louie asked me to take the undefeated freshmen team at Ebbets Field. Larry Bearnarth,Shremeta, Russo and Wolf were on the team. Phew, couldn't afford to lose.
Sorry to lose this coach.



Forgot to mention - Louie failed to tell me that the teams had a big fight at second base the week before at Hofstra.

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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 month 2 weeks ago #371141

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JackofVirginia wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote: Great guy. Was introduced to him by Jack Kaiser. Told Ed I was the only undefeated baseball coach at St.John's. Of course it was for one game against Hofstra. Kaiser was sick so Louie asked me to take the undefeated freshmen team at Ebbets Field. Larry Bearnarth,Shremeta, Russo and Wolf were on the team. Phew, couldn't afford to lose.
Sorry to lose this coach.



Forgot to mention - Louie failed to tell me that the teams had a big fight at second base the week before at Hofstra.


I was a fledgling Mets fans the first year I followed baseball in 1965. I'm not sure if it resonated that Larry Bearnearth had pitched at St. John's, or if it was even on his baseball card, of which I have a vague recollection. He pitched in 171 big league games and was mentioned as the best reliever the Mets had in their early years. He went on the be a successful MLB pitching coach.

He died of a heart attack on New Year's eve of the millenium. He would be 80 this year.

Great story Jack Hope you are well - Happy New Year

www.nytimes.com/2000/01/06/sports/larry-...ly-mets-in-60-s.html
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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 month 2 weeks ago #371549

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Beast of the East wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote: Great guy. Was introduced to him by Jack Kaiser. Told Ed I was the only undefeated baseball coach at St.John's. Of course it was for one game against Hofstra. Kaiser was sick so Louie asked me to take the undefeated freshmen team at Ebbets Field. Larry Bearnarth,Shremeta, Russo and Wolf were on the team. Phew, couldn't afford to lose.
Sorry to lose this coach.






Forgot to mention - Louie failed to tell me that the teams had a big fight at second base the week before at Hofstra.


I was a fledgling Mets fans the first year I followed baseball in 1965. I'm not sure if it resonated that Larry Bearnearth had pitched at St. John's, or if it was even on his baseball card, of which I have a vague recollection. He pitched in 171 big league games and was mentioned as the best reliever the Mets had in their early years. He went on the be a successful MLB pitching coach.

He died of a heart attack on New Year's eve of the millenium. He would be 80 this year.

Great story Jack Hope you are well - Happy New Year


Thanks Sal, same to you and your famikly. Larry was a good friend and the nicest guy. Came to the Johnnies from Staten Island. Played for and with me in the Queens Alliance League, stayed over our apartment on weekends. Larry did not have a great fastball but the Mets did a great job mixing up his stuff. BTW, the Red Sox were interested in signing him as an outfielder, not a bad hitter.

www.nytimes.com/2000/01/06/sports/larry-...ly-mets-in-60-s.html

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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 month 2 weeks ago #371562

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Longtime AC Mike Hampton has been named the interim head coach of SJU Baseball
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Paultzman wrote: redstormsports.com/news/2020/1/9/mike-ha...-johns-baseball.aspx


I get the interim thing, but I thought they would have named him as permanent coach..

Who better to continue Blankmeyer's success than the guy that's been with him a long time to help him get here with recruits.

Unless Cragg sees that he's going to get some big time coach from one of the sunny states and be willing to pay even more money, I don't get it. While baseball team is good, it will never be as important as basketball because very few follow college baseball to even bring recognition to the overall university.

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RedStormNC wrote:

Paultzman wrote: redstormsports.com/news/2020/1/9/mike-ha...-johns-baseball.aspx


I get the interim thing, but I thought they would have named him as permanent coach..

Who better to continue Blankmeyer's success than the guy that's been with him a long time to help him get here with recruits.

Unless Cragg sees that he's going to get some big time coach from one of the sunny states and be willing to pay even more money, I don't get it. While baseball team is good, it will never be as important as basketball because very few follow college baseball to even bring recognition to the overall university.

If the thorough national search is anything like the one to find Lou's successor rest assured you have nothing to worry about. :)
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