The first New York Mets Old Timers Day in 28 years turned about to be one of the best days for Dunnellon resident Craig Anderson.

Anderson’s baseball career came full circle at the ceremonial game on Aug. 27, as he was one of four former players in attendance who were part of the Mets’ inaugural team 60 years ago.

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Craig Anderson is introduced as being “retired in Dunnellon, Florida,” at the New York Mets Old Timers Game on Aug. 27 at Citi Field.


Craig Anderson, right, with teammates from the 1962 New York Mets expansion team. Anderson led the team in appearances and saves as a right-handed pitcher.

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Craig Anderson received a ring for being a member of the original New York Mets club in 1962.


Craig Anderson is escorted by family members of the late Gil Hodges, who was a teammate of Anderson's with the Mets.


Craig Anderson at his Dunnellon home in a New York Mets uniform he wore to the Old Timers Game on Aug. 27.