Jun 30, 2011

Ron Swoboda

(Wikipedia) Ronald Alan Swoboda (born June 30, 1944 Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder best remembered as a member of the Amazin' Mets. After one season at the University of Maryland, and a stellar showing in the AAABA tournament in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Swoboda was offered a $35,000 contract to sign with the New York Mets and scout Pete Gebrian on September 5, 1963.
He spent only one season in the Mets' farm system AA Williamsport, PA before making the team out of Spring training, 1965. Continued