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Vignettes on a no-hitter

Johan Santana throws his last pitch to David

(Credit: David Pokress)

Next to the players on the field Friday, the person most responsible for Johan Santana ending the Mets' no-hitter draught might be Omar Minaya. Minaya, the ex-General Manager who presided over several gut-wrenching collapses, had been demonized before he was replaced before the 2011 season. He was largely forgotten afterwards.

But if he never did anything else for the Mets, he pulled the trigger...

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