<![CDATA[Marty Noble is the Mets beat writer for MLB.com, a senior member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and editor of SCOREBOOK, the journal published annually by the New York chapter of the BBWAA.
A Yankees fan as a child in the Bronx and a Mickey Mantle devotee even now, Noble prefers 3-2 games and the National League. He joined the MLB.com staff in March, 2005 after covering baseball — primarily the Mets — for Newsday and The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) for 31 years.
The first three Mets games he attended, all played at the Polo Grounds, were won by the visiting teams. The Mets lost by a combined score of 47-10. The first Mets game Noble covered was a 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Shea Stadium in 1970 that rekindled his appreciation for low-scoring National League games.
Noble treasures his relationships with Mantle, Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Bob Sheppard, Joe Torre, Vin Scully, Elston Howard, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox, identifies Dave Parker and Keith Hernandez as the best players he ever has covered and prefers an accurate throw from right field to third base to almost any home run.
He and his wife Yvette, parents of two daughters — Carolyn and Lindsay, marked their 40th anniversary and became grand parents for the first time last summer. Harrison Martin Mylowe is an uncommitted baseball fan with Mets and Phillies paraphernalia in his room. He watched most of the 2009 World Series with his father and applauded Johnny Damon’s two stolen bases.]]>
music (1940 to 1975 mostly), green lawns, westerns, and NYPD Blue re-runs