Saturday, December 12, 2009
#244) PETE FALCONE
Pete Falcone joined the New York Mets when he was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Tom Grieve and Kim Seaman on December 5, 1978. A Brooklyn native, Falcone is the cousin of legendary Mets' coach, Joe Pignatano. The left-hander pitched during some of the more challenging seasons for the Mets. Evidenced by the fact that during the 1981 campaign he lead all Mets' pitchers in shutouts thrown. With only one. Falcone left the Mets when he signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves on January 27, 1983. Joe Torre, who had been the Mets manager for three seasons during Pete's tenure was now in Atlanta and was instrumental in his decision.
I created Pete Falcone's card in the set from an autographed index card given to me by my good friend, Jessie on November 24, 2009.