It's a Miracle! Daily News finally catches up with Jerry Grote, the hard-to-find catcher from the '69 Mets

I did not ask him what he’s been doing all these years or why it’s been so hard for anyone from his “former life” to get a hold of him because, as he said, “I’m here now, what do you want to know?” And there was a lot I wanted to know in regard to his memories from the Mets’ miracle 1969 season, of which he was so big a part, and his thoughts about Tom Seaver, who once called him the best catcher he’d ever had, including Hall-of-Famers Johnny Bench and Carlton Fisk.

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