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Ex-Mets Art Shamsky, Kevin Baez rally the fans in Islip Town

Former Mets player Kevin Baez speaks as Islip

Former Mets player Kevin Baez speaks as Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with former New York Mets players and local fans in a community rally to support the team in the World Series, at Holbrook Park on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

They might be down two games in the World Series, but the Amazins are still No. 1 in the hearts of many baseball fans in Islip Town.

Art Shamsky of the 1969 "Miracle Mets" championship team was among about two dozen people who gathered Thursday at a rally for the team at the Islip Town playground at Holbrook Country Club.

Long Island Ducks manager Kevin Baez also was among the attendees. Baez played shortstop for the Mets during three seasons in the early 1990s.

The Mets have lost the first two games of the Fall Classic to the Kansas City Royals. Game 3 is Friday at Citi Field.

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