NEW YORK (June 1, 2012) — Northwoods League Alumni Lucas Duda (right) and Terry Collins are finding their success in one of the largest markets in the world, New York City. Collins is currently the manager for the New York Mets and Duda is his starting right fielder.
Collins was named field manager of the Duluth Huskies in July 2009 after the Huskies fired their field manager a few days before. Duda was a Northwoods League All-Star in 2006 as he represented the Alexandria Beetles. Duda is currently the eighth Alexandria player to play in Major League Baseball. Duda currently holds Alexandria’s single-season record for RBI with 51 in 2006.
In Wednesday’s loss to Philadelphia, Duda went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. He hit two home runs and drove in three RBI in the 10-6 loss. Duda currently has seven home runs on the year and 26 RBI and is helping Collins and the Mets stay in reach of first place in their division. They currently sit in third place in the tight race of the National League East Division behind the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins.
You can check out the mlb.com article on Duda and Collins here.