By: Michael Ganci

The Mets Have Olympic Ties


The Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Mets have several Olympic ties.

  • Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin was a member of the 1988 Gold Medal winning USA Olympic baseball team in Seoul, South Korea. Goodwin scored three times in five games during the Olympic tournament.
  • Michael Conforto’s mother, Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, won two gold medals in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and a silver in the 1988 Games in Seoul in synchronized swimming. She was dubbed the first queen of synchronized swimming and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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