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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 week 2 days ago #371624

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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.


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


Jack I know I asked you before, but who did you play with in the Queens Alliance?

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Beast of the East wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote:

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.[/quote





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


Jack I know I asked you before, but who did you play with in the Queens Alliance?



Maspeth Indians and Spartan Restaurant. A few of the teams we played against were Pace Olds, Long Island Athletics,and Greenpoint Indians

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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 week 2 days ago #371678

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JackofVirginia wrote:

Beast of the East wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote:

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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.[/quote





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


Jack I know I asked you before, but who did you play with in the Queens Alliance?



Maspeth Indians and Spartan Restaurant. A few of the teams we played against were Pace Olds, Long Island Athletics,and Greenpoint Indians


I played for the Jamaica Victorians.

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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 week 2 days ago #371682

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Beast of the East wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote:

Beast of the East wrote:

JackofVirginia wrote:

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.[/quote





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


Jack I know I asked you before, but who did you play with in the Queens Alliance?



Maspeth Indians and Spartan Restaurant. A few of the teams we played against were Pace Olds, Long Island Athletics,and Greenpoint Indians


I played for the Jamaica Victorians. My coach one level down for them was a guy who played for St. John's Bernie Giarraputo.


We played against the Jamaica Travelers. BTW, I was able to get Johnstown Giant uniforms from the head Giant scout, Gene Bonnebeau. At an Adelphi game he asked me if I was interested in signing with Giants after graduation. Unfortunately I threw my arm out in my junior year, never to throw a baseball again.As my wife says,"It wasn't meant to be."

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Coach Ed Blankmeyer Leaving SJU 1 week 5 hours ago #372083

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As a long suffering Met fan, I am glad Ed made this choice. He is perfect for the "short season" Class A Cyclones as I always thought that manager should be a teacher of the young ones and what better teacher will they get--who knows maybe he can teach Beltran a thing or three. Good luck coach, I look forward to seeing you in Coney Island this summer--welcome to Brooklyn.

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