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Statement from Mets Chairman & CEO Fred Wilpon

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"On behalf of all of us at the Mets, we extend our deepest condolences to Jean Cashen and her entire family. Frank Cashen revitalized our franchise when he took over in 1980 as General Manager and helped engineer us to a World Championship in 1986. I dealt with Frank on a daily basis and he was a man of integrity and great passion. No one had a more diverse career than Frank. He was also a lawyer, sports writer and marketing executive. His accomplishments will always be an integral part of our team history."

 

Dwight Gooden, former Mets pitcher:

"Frank was willing to take a chance and jump me from A-ball to the majors. That always meant a lot to me. Also, he helped get me my No. 16. Lee Mazzilli had it before and Frank went to bat for me and said, 'If that's the number Doc wants, let him have it.'" (Gooden originally was assigned No. 35)

Bobby Ojeda, former Mets pitcher and SNY commentator:

"He was by far the smartest baseball man I've ever been in contact with. What the players loved about him was he cared more about you as a person than what you did on the baseball field."

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