Jay Horwitz, easily the most famous media-relations official in the history of North American professional sports, is known as a schmoozer, a prankster, a good sport and a mascot of sorts for the team which has employed him for over 40 years.

After all, the guy titled his book “Mr. Met.”

Yet that memoir, released in May 2020 during the heart of MLB’s pandemic shutdown — which meant that Horwitz couldn’t promote the release via conventional book signings and other in-person events — revealed a new role for Horwitz, who now works as the Mets’ vice president of alumni public relations after running the team’s media relations from 1980 until 2018:

Inspiration.

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By James Carter

A Senior writer & Editor, James is a postgraduate in biotechnology and has an immense interest in following news developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. He is responsible for handling the office staff writers and providing them with the latest updates happenings in the world. He writes for almost all sections of Editorials 24.