Which made Canseco’s second benefactor — Mike Wallace — all the more important. John Hamlin, a producer at 60 Minutes , had gotten a tip about Canseco’s book from a friend at another network. (The friend couldn’t act on it because his employer was a Major League Baseball rights holder.) Hamlin began calling baseball people and confirming the details. Almost no one would talk on the record, but they suggested that Canseco’s account was true. One of the few allegations Hamlin couldn’t verify was Canseco’s insistence that Roger Clemens was juicing.
In 2012, Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz settled a lawsuit brought against them on behalf of the victims of Bernard Madoff 's Ponzi scheme for $162 million. As a result of this agreement the liquidator, Irving Picard , agreed to drop the charges that Wilpon and Katz blindly went along with the scheme for their personal benefit. Picard had originally sought to recover $1 billion from the Wilpon family and Katz, but settled for $162 million along with the admission that neither the Wilpons nor Katz had any knowledge of the Ponzi scheme. In 2011–2012, Mets ownership sold twelve minority 4% shares (48%) of the franchise at $20 million apiece to provide a cash infusion of $240 million for the team. 
An obituary on Friday about Ralph Kiner, the baseball star and longtime Mets broadcaster, misstated the year Hack Wilson, who like Mr. Kiner was known for his home-run power, hit 56 home runs for the Chicago Cubs. It was 1930, not 1932. The obituary, using information from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Mets, also misstated the names of two of Mr. Kiner’s daughters, who survive him, and omitted mention of one of his marriages. The daughters are Tracee Kiner Jansen, not Tracey Jansen, and Kimberlee Kiner, not Kimberlee Manzoni; his fourth marriage, to Ann Benisch, ended in divorce.