Real-life Mr. Mate becomes a symbol of hope through open memoir

Jay Horvitz, easily the most famous media-relations officer in the history of North American professional sports, is known as a scholar, a prankster, a good sport, and a mascot for the team, which employed him for more than 40 years. Is.

Eventually, the man titled his book “Mr. Met.”

Yet that memoir, released in May 2020 during MLB’s pandemic shutdown — which meant that Horwitz could not promote the release through traditional book signings and other in-person events — marks a new role for Horwitz. Turns out, who now works as the Mets. ‘ Vice President of Public Relations for Alumni after running the team’s media relations from 1980 to 2018:



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