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FGCU ace Knapp eager to meet Mets

From the June 8, 2013 edition of the Charlotte Sun

Ricky Knapp, in Arizona to visit his dad, Rick, spent most of the Friday huddled around the computer.

Name after name — 235 in all — were recited as players selected in the MLB first-year player draft.

Finally in the eighth round, it was his turn, the last of three Florida Gulf Coast University players drafted on the day.

“The Mets select Knapp, Ricky, right-handed pitcher and the son of former Detroit Tigers pitching coach and current Dodgers minor league pitching coordinator,” the omniscient voice said.

At that moment, Ricky Knapp became a member of the New York Mets. Read More…

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