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Posted 1/29/12 at 10:51 AM

Garth Brooks gets a shot at The Show

On this date 12 years ago, the Mets announced that Garth Brooks would take part in Spring Training.

The singer went 1-for-22 with the Padres the previous spring and was 0-for-17 with four walks for New York.

This promising track record convinced the Royals to invite Brooks to camp in 2004, but in the end, his baseball career could never live up to that of Chris Gaines, who went 14-for-19 with seven homers for the Yankees in '07.

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