Amazin’ Conversations with Jay Horwitz

Mets PR Legend of 40 years and current V.P. of alumni relations and team historian, Jay Horwitz, talks to some of the most interesting people he can find.

Amazin’ Conversations is a weekly opportunity for listeners to not only hear stories from Mets alumni you would never get anywhere else, but interviews with some incredible people outside the world of baseball.

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Darryl Strawberry Talks Life After Baseball
Mets great Darryl Strawberry joins the podcast to discuss his new book, his faith and his dedication to helping others.
16 min
152
Todd Hundley Talks Mets Career and Pete Alonso
The former Mets slugger talks about setting the Mets' single-season home run record and the MLB single-season record for catchers. He also shares about his meeting Pete Alonso in 2019 and his relationship with his dad, former Major Leaguer Randy Hundley.
18 min
153
Orosco Shares Stories from the Mound
World Series champion Jesse Orosco joins the podcast to discuss the 1986 season and share some moments from that championship season.
16 min
154
Terry Collins Talks Mets Career
Former Mets manager Terry Collins talks about his time with the Mets. He shares stories from the bench including his perspective of being a part of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, the Mets 2015' playoff run, his infamous mic’d up moment and so much more.
19 min
155
Bobby Jones Shares Amazin’ Comeback
Right-handed pitcher Bobby Jones talks about his Mets career. He provides a first-hand account of striking out Ken Griffey Jr. and Mark McGwire back-to-back in the 1997 All-Star Game, his Subway Series appearance and so much more. 
13 min
156
John Franco Reflects on September 11
On the 19th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, John Franco joins Jay Horwitz to reflect on that day in 2001. John provides a detailed account of that day and the days and weeks following and how he and the team contributed to the healing process.
16 min
157
Todd Zeile Talks Transition from the Field to t...
Former Met Todd Zeile talks about the being a part of the 2000 NL champion Mets, his transition to the SNY studio and much more.
17 min
158
Doc Gooden Relives his 1985 Cy Young Season
Doc Gooden joins Jay Horwitz to talk about his dominant 1985 season. In 1985 Doc didn’t experience a sophomore jinx, going 24-4 with a 1.53 ERA on the way to the NL Cy Young. He remembers his teammate Gary Carter, and so much more.
15 min
159
Basketball Legend Willis Reed Talks Mets
Basketball Hall of Famer Willis Reed talks about the 1969 Mets, the Knicks' 1970 championship and his friendship with Tommie Agee in this edition of the Amazin’ Mets Alumni podcast. 
15 min
160
Kevin Mitchell Talks Game 6 of the ‘86 World Se...
Kevin Mitchell scored in the bottom of the 10th to tie Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Mets went on to win that game and the Series. Kevin catches up with Jay to talk about what he was thinking at that moment, the 1986 Mets, his health and so much more.  
16 min
161
Basketball Hall of Famer Mike Breen Talks Being...
Long time Mets fan and Basketball Hall of Famer Mike Breen talks about his career in basketball announcing and broadcasting as well as his love for the Amazin' Mets. 
19 min
162
1986 World Series Champion Ed Hearn Joins the P...
World Series champion Ed Hearn joins Jay Horwitz to talk about his career, his health issues off the field and how he uses his platform to better the lives of others.
17 min
163
Manager Clint Hurdle Talks His Time With the Mets
The 2013 NL Manager of the Year, Clint Hurdle ended his playing career with the Mets, then launched his managerial career in the Mets Minor League system working with the players like Todd Hundley and many other future Major Leaguers including a DL stint from the great Keith Hernandez. He shares that story and much more.
16 min
164
Gary Cohen Talks Mets Moments
Long time Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen talks about his best moments with the team. From his first day on the job, where a brawl broke out at the team photo, to his call of Bartolo’s impossible home run in San Diego, plus so much more.
27 min
165
Two Time Super Bowl Champion Joins the Podcast
Mets fan and former New York Giants punter Sean Landeta joins Jay Horwitz to talk about playing on Monday Night Football when the Mets won the 1986 World Series, his career in the NFL and his love of baseball.
18 min
166
Catching Up With Kranepool
 Jay talks to Ed Kranepool about his recent kidney transplant, reuniting with his 1969 teammates at their 50th anniversary celebration at Citi Field last season and more.
15 min
167
Leiter Shares Incredible Stories
Al Leiter joins Jay Horwitz to talk about where he was on 9-11, why he was warming up in the bullpen during Robin Ventura’s grand slam single and so much more.
24 min
168
The Captain - David Wright Joins the Podcast
David Wright talks about his playing career, playing practical jokes on Jay and his t-ball coaching experience.
19 min
169
Howie Rose Talks Mets History
There might not be two people who know more about the Mets than long-time play-by-play voice Howie Rose and team historian, Jay Horwitz. Listen as they chat about the team’s most historic moments. 
16 min
170
Recently Retired Granderson Chats Career, Post ...
Curtis Granderson reflects on his 16 seasons in baseball and shares his plans after retirement from the game. Hear about his charity work, possible broadcasting career, what it was like to be on deck when Bartolo Colón homered and so much more.
14 min
171
Billy Wagner Talks Mets, Chance at Hall
Listen as Billy Wagner talks about his time in New York, the possibility of being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and much more.
13 min
172
Bruce Beck Discusses Time Covering Mets
NBC Sports anchor Bruce Beck chats about his time covering the Mets over the years, his career as a reporter, relationship with players and the impact of David Wright’s legacy.
15 min
173
John Olerud Talks Henderson Encounter
Former Mets first baseman John Olerud talks about the infamous Ricky Henderson story and opens up about being a part of the great Mets infield during the late 90's.
13 min
174
Jay Catches Up with Kevin Burkhardt
National TV sportscaster Kevin Burkhardt got his start with SNY, as a life-long Mets fan it was a dream come true. Now Burkhardt is a national voice doing play-by-play for the NFL on FOX. But he hasn’t forgotten his roots, he catches up with Jay Horwitz in his latest podcast. 
12 min
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Carlos Delgado Chats Mets, Giving Back & Beltrán
Carlos Delgado sits down with Jay Horwitz to discuss his playing days with the Mets, his charitable efforts and how he thinks Carlos Beltrán will be a great fit as the new manager of the club.
15 min