Before Favre Became “Brett the Jet”

With his first game as a Jet in the records book, from all accounts Brett Favre seems to feel like he’s where he needs to be. Meanwhile, as green and gold Packer faithful miss their Favorite No. 4, many wish him well – knowing his past as a Packer won’t be forgotten.

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Matlack kicked off his career serving up a milestone

Jon Matlack was finishing up his Rookie of the Year campaign in 1972 when he took the mound for the New York Mets against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The left-handed starting pitcher looked to the plate and saw right-handed hitter Roberto Clemente.
A future Hall of Famer, Clemente was perched on 2,999 career hits. However, Matlack had no idea.

“I was 22 years old, just trying to win a ball game and I was not having a very good day,” Matlack said. “I ended up walking five guys that day, and I think we lost 5-0 or maybe 5-2. Read More