Casey Stengel & “Marvelous” Marv Throneberry at a Birthday Party

Marvelous” Marv Throneberry was a first baseman for the Amazing Mets of 1962, and he booted many a baseball that first Mets season.  During a birthday party for one of the players that year, manager Casey Stengel cut  the cake and doled out slices to the players, and he  gave every player but Throneberry a slice.  “What about me?”  Throneberry asked.  “We wuz gonna give you a piece,” the manager replied, “but we wuz afraid you’d drop it.”

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