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Needed Fattening Up Ryan weighed only 155 pounds when he signed. Eddie Stanky, then director of player personnel for the Mets, had him drink rich things along with eating all he could. "It didn't help," he recalled. He now carries 168 pounds on his 6-2 frame and can't add another pound no matter what he eats. Greenville manager Pete Pavlick knew early at spring camp in Homestead, Florida, that he wanted Ryan for one of his pitchers. Pavlick had managed Ryan at Marion and was impressed by the youngster's winter showing at St.
Pavlick had managed Ryan at Marion and was impressed by the youngster's winter showing at St. Pete. Nolan will have to go into the Army Reserve six-month program next winter. " Oh, yes, and dating Ruth Holdorff with stops at Dairyland or the Oasis in Alvin. Page 4 Sons of ErinFitz and RyanPromise Emerald Met Future by BARNEY KREMENKO SEPTEMBER 24, 1966 The closing week of the 1966 season finds Mets manager Wes Westrum testing the luck of the Irish, and if things work out as Wes hopes, he sees his club's future that much greener, with no pun intended.
To the suggestion that a lot of people would like to have young Jim McAndrew, Murphy counters with the fact that 19 other major league clubs ignored Jim completely in the 1968 draft. 47 earned-run average and was advanced to the Jacksonville (International) roster. For a mere $25,000 investment-only $12,500 if they just wanted a lookany major league club could have had McAndrew. Instead, Jim was bypassed by every big league club and, for a while, ignored even by Jacksonville manager Clyde McCullough.