One of the best players to ever set foot in this ballpark, was Brian Cole. A young 5 tool phenom, he set this ballpark on fire with his playing in 1999. He was considered an untouchable by the Mets organization and the right fielder for 2000 and beyond. He made the Mets camp for Spring Training and died in an automobile accident after a game. His passing was a devastating blow for this organization and the Mets in general.