The man considered the architect of the 1986 World Series Champion Mets team has died.
Frank Cashen was hired as the Mets' General Manager in 1980.
He put together a team that became a dominant force in the years that followed—including Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.
The team inducted him into the Mets Hall of Fame in 2010.
Cashen was also a sports writer, lawyer and marketing executive.
He was a part of the Baltimore Orioles organization from 1966 to 1970, when they won the World Series.
Years later he would recruit his old second baseman Davey Johnson to manage the Mets.
Frank Cashen died in Maryland after a long illness.
He was 88 years old.