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Mr. Met
Mr. Met

Mr. Met is the beloved mascot of the New York Mets. He is a baseball-headed humanoid being, wears a Mets cap, and uniform, copied from Mr. Red of the Cincinnati Reds. He may be seen at Shea Stadium during Mets home games, and has appeared in several commercials as part of ESPN's This is Sportscenter campaign. Image File history File links Mrmet_photo. ... Image File history File links Mrmet_photo. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 The New... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... Mr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) National League (1876-1880) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is a baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... This is SportsCenter is the name of a series of comical television commercials run by ESPN to promote their SportsCenter sports news show. ...


Mr. Met was first introduced on the cover of game programs in 1963, when the Mets were still playing at the Polo Grounds in northern Manhattan. When the Mets moved to Shea Stadium in 1964, the fans were intoduced to a live costumed version. Mr. Met is believed to have been the first mascot in Major League Baseball to exist in human (as opposed to artistically rendered) form. He was also the first person on the Mets that was represented by a bobblehead doll. The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by Major League Baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in... A bobblehead doll is a type of collectible doll. ...


In the 1960s, he occasionally appeared in print with a female companion, Lady Met, and less frequently with a group of "little Mets" children, all of whom were featured in a This is SportsCenter commercial, driving home from Shea Stadium after a game, bobbing their large heads in time with "Meet the Mets" on the car's radio. Lady Met is the female version of Mr. ... This is SportsCenter is the name of a series of comical television commercials run by ESPN to promote their SportsCenter sports news show. ... Meet the Mets is the fight song of the New York Mets of the National League. ...


He has been portrayed by many people over the years. Dan Reilly was the first person to wear the Mr. Met costume, starting in 1964. Mr. Met was portrayed from 1994-1997 by A.J. Mass.

Mr. Met on the cover of a 1963 program
Mr. Met on the cover of a 1963 program

On April 14, 2002, the Mets held a birthday party for Mr. Met at Shea Stadium. It was attended by costumed mascots from all around Major League Baseball and by Sandy the Seagull, mascot of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets farm team. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x1101, 60 KB) Summary 1963 scorecard from the New York Mets, showing Mr. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x1101, 60 KB) Summary 1963 scorecard from the New York Mets, showing Mr. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor league baseball team, affiliated with the New York Mets. ...


First baseman Tony Clark was the first Met ever to don 00, Mr. Met's number, doing so in the 2003 season. He switched to #52 that June when Queens schoolchildren asked him what had happened to Mr. Met. Coincidentally, he was also the first Met player ever with #52. Tony Clark, born Anthony Christopher Clark (June 15, 1972 in Newton, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2005). ...


Mr. Met can be seen at Shea Stadium during and after games. He can be also dressed up or rented for special events.


According to March 20, 2006 issue of The New Yorker, Reilly is currently working on a book of his experiences with the team, to be called "The Original Mr. Met Remembers".[1] The New Yorkers first cover, which is reprinted most years on the magazines anniversary. ...


Facts (from the Mets' marketing department)

[2] April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Indo-European Zodiac signs, 16th century , medieval woodcuts The term zodiac (from Greek zodiakos [kyklos], circle of little animals, from zodiaion, the diminutive of zoon animal) denotes several places where a circle of twelve animals occurs. ... Aries (Latin for Ram, symbol , Unicode ♈) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ...


See also

The following is a list of mascots of Major League Baseball teams: // National League Arizona Diamondbacks: -- a gray wildcat-like figure Atlanta Braves: Chief Noc-A-Homa (1960s-1983) Homer -- a humanoid with a baseball head Rally -- a red fuzzy monster with blue hair Chicago Cubs: none Colorado Rockies: Dinger...

External links

  • Mr. Met (NY Mets official site)
  • Queens Tribune article on the history of Mr. Met]
  • Photo gallery of Mr. Met's 40th birthday party, attended by other baseball mascots, on the New York Mets' official site
  • Tony Clark switches numbers
  • Why Tony Clark took #52

 
 

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