Name Them

Picture a bright, springtime Sunday morning in pre-Vatican II New York — maybe 1962, the year of the Mets’ Mets Wordlefirst season. Attorney William Shea, instrumental in bringing the National League back to New York, is standing in the pews at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan.

Inserted into the classical cadence of the Latin liturgy are very modern, American words: “President John F. Kennedy,” “Mayor Robert Wagner,” and others, in order that the congregation could focus its prayers by name.

Time to intone? Whatever your language or tradition, below is the 2015 Mets’ roster, to help you.

2 Dilson Herrera

3 Curtis Granderson

4 Wilmer Flores

5 David Wright

6 Akeel Morris

7 Travis d’Arnaud

9 Kirk Nieuwenhuis

11 Ruben Tejada

12 Juan Lagares

13 Jerry Blevins

16 Danny Muno

19 Johnny Monell

20 Anthony Recker

21 Lucas Duda

22 Kevin Plawecki

23 Michael Cuddyer

27 Jeurys Familia

28 Daniel Murphy

29 Eric Campbell

32 Steven Matz

33 Matt Harvey

34 Noah Syndergaard

35 Dillon Gee

36 Sean Gilmartin

38 Vic Black

39 Bobby Parnell

40 Bartolo Colon

43  Buddy Carlyle

44 John Mayberry Jr.

45 Zack Wheeler

47 Hansel Robles

48 Jacob deGrom

49 Jon Niese

50 Rafael Montero

51 Jack Leathersich

52 Carlos Torres

54 Alex Torres

58 Jenrry Mejia

62 Erik Goeddel

63 Gabriel Ynoa

65 Cesar Puello

66 Josh Edgin

68 Dario Alvarez

70 Wilfredo Tovar

Memento, Domine…

Send your thoughts & prayers to Pray4Mets@gmail.com.

-Maureen Edelson

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