Former New York Mets star pitcher, Bobby Ojeda, a key member of the 1986 World Series Champion Mets, will meet and greet fans at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino on Sunday, July 16, when the Mets play the Colorado Rockies in a 1:10 p.m. game. “Bobby O.” will pose for pictures with Mets zealots, and watch the game with fans at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar.
The left-handed starting pitcher was one of the anchors in the starting rotation of the ’86 champs that also included Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Ron Darling, and Sid Fernandez. His 18–5 record, 2.57 ERA (second-best in the league) and 148 strikeouts – all career-bests – played a major role in the Mets championship that season. Ojeda pitched in Game 3 of the World Series against his former Boston Red Sox teammates, and cruised to a 7–1 victory. Originally drafted by the Red Sox, “Bobby O.” compiled 115 wins and 1,128 strike outs during a 14-year career that included a four-year stint with the Mets, as well as the Dodgers, Indians, and Yankees.
Food and drink specials will be on the menu, and fans will have the perfect view of the game on Dan Rooney’s 40 plus large-screen TVs.