RIP Pete Flynn

If you grew up at Shea Stadium in the 1980s as I did then you couldn’t help but know who Pete Flynn was. It’s not every team that has a Hall of Fame groundskeeper but the Mets did. Who could forget when fans tore up the field the night the Mets clinched the division in 1986? But Flynn and his team had the field ready to play when the eventual 1986 World Champions played the Cubs again the next afternoon.

Flynn passed away Wednesday after a long illness. Though he retired in 2011 made it possible for the Mets to do their work since 1962. Flynn was behind all the memories – the highlights and the many lowlights – the team produce from it’s inception until he retired. Thank you, Pete. And rest in peace.

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