Edward Emil Kranepool
Credit: New York Mets

Edward Emil Kranepool


Ed Kranepool is a former American professional baseball player best known for his long and successful career with the New York Mets. Born on November 8, 1944, in the Bronx, New York, Kranepool's dedication, talent, and loyalty made him a beloved figure in the Mets organization. Kranepool made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 1962 at the age of 17, becoming the youngest player in Mets history. He quickly made an impact, showcasing his skills as a first baseman and outfielder. Kranepool's loyalty to the Mets was evident throughout his 18-year career. He spent his entire MLB career with the team, from 1962 until his retirement in 1979, making him one of the few players to play his entire career for one franchise. His longevity with the Mets earned him a special place in the hearts of fans and made him a respected figure in the organization. One of Kranepool's most memorable moments came in 1969 when he played a crucial role in the Mets' "Miracle Mets" World Series championship season. He contributed with key hits and solid defense, helping the Mets secure their first-ever championship in franchise history. Ed Kranepool's impressive career and his unwavering loyalty to the New York Mets have made him an iconic figure in the team's history. His contributions to the Mets' success, particularly during the memorable 1969 World Series championship, have solidified his place in baseball lore. Kranepool's commitment to the game, both on and off the field, has made him a beloved figure among Mets fans and a respected ambassador for the sport.

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