The Ducks are awesome. Quacker Jack could kick Mr. Met’s butt, hands down. But we’re not talking about mascots right now. Your picks for Best Long Island Duck are…
Long Islanders Voted The Best L.I. Duck is Ray Navarrete!
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3 Courthouse Dr.
Looking at LI Duck Ray Navarrete’s batting numbers, it wouldn’t be a poor decision to hunt down his rookie card immediately: 106 runs, 164 hits, 25 home runs and 96 RBIs, for a batting average of .309 and an on base percentage of .403. That’s higher than virtually anyone on the Mets’ roster. Don’t be surprised if you see him lighting up the ESPN highlight reels in the years to come.
2nd Place - Joe Valentine – 3 Courthouse Dr., Central Islip. 631-940-DUCK. www.liducks.com
Valentine is a Long Island native who graduated from Deer Park High School. Joe originally pitched for the White Sox. In 2006, Joe was picked up by the LI Ducks. His first season with the Ducks, Valentine went 4-2 and became a starter for the Ducks in the 2008 season. Joe makes it into this year’s list at the number two LI Duck but as a Long Island native, and Joe is amazing at his game.
3rd Place – Johnny Hernandez – 3 Courthouse Dr., Central Islip. 631-940-DUCK. www.liducks.com
Hernandez is an Outfielder currently playing with the Ducks. He was drafted immediately out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is Johnny’s second season with the LI Ducks. In 2009, he enjoyed an All-Star year with nine home runs and 52 RBI’s in 132 games. Hernandez is affiliated with the St. Louis organization. Johnny currently resides in Brooklyn.
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