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Encyclopedia > New York Mets
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2008 New York Mets season
New York Mets
Established 1962

Team Logo

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Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea
Name
  • New York Mets (1962–present)
Other nicknames
  • The Amazin' Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (2) 1969 • 1986
NL Pennants (4) 1969 • 1973 • 1986 • 2000
East Division titles (5) 1969 • 1973 • 1986 • 1988 
2006 
Wild card berths (2) 1999 • 2000
Owner(s): Fred Wilpon
Manager: Jerry Manuel (interim)
General Manager: Omar Minaya
"Mets" redirects here. For the medical term, see Metastasis. For the file format, see METS.

The New York Mets are a professional baseball team based in Flushing, Queens, in New York City, New York. The Mets are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. From 1964 to the present, the Mets have played in Shea Stadium. In 2009, they will move into their new home, Citi Field. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 2008 New York Mets season is the franchises 47th season. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975), nicknamed The Old Professor, was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... William Alfred Bill Shea (June 21, 1907 – October 2, 1991) was a lawyer who is best known for his part in the return of National League professional baseball to New York City after the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants after the 1957 season, and for the... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... Citi Field will be the new Major League Baseball stadium for the New York Mets that is being built in Willets Point in the New York City borough of Queens as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which was itself constructed in 1964 adjacent to the site of the... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by 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 their... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... Fred Wilpon, a graduate of the University of Michigan is a baseball executive with the National League New York Mets of which he became a part-owner in 1980. ... Jerry Manuel (born December 23, 1953 in Hahira, Georgia) is a former manager in Major League Baseball, having led the Chicago White Sox from 1998 to 2003. ... Omar Minaya (born November 10, 1958) is a baseball executive who is currently the general manager of the New York Mets. ... For the musical composition, see Metastasis (Xenakis composition). ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Baseball is a team sport which is played by several professional leagues throughout the world. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing, founded in 1645, is an expansive neighborhood in the north central part of the New York City borough of Queens, ten miles east of Manhattan. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Citi Field will be the new Major League Baseball stadium for the New York Mets that is being built in Willets Point in the New York City borough of Queens as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which was itself constructed in 1964 adjacent to the site of the...


The "Mets" name originates from the New York Metropolitans, an 1880s baseball club. They are nicknamed the "Amazin' Mets,"[1] or simply the "Amazins."[1] The Metropolitan Club (the New York Metropolitans or the Mets) was a 19th century professional baseball team that played from 1880 to 1887. ... Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the culture of baseball In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball. ...


An expansion franchise, the club was founded in Manhattan in 1962. Then based in the historic Polo Grounds, the Mets shared the venue with the New York Jets for two years, until Shea was completed. This article is about the borough of New York City. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by 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 their... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


During their history, the Mets have won two World Series titles (1969, 1986) and four National League pennants (1969, 1973, 1986, 2000). For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

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Franchise history

In 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise. Two years later, on July 27, 1959, attorney William Shea announced the formation of a third major baseball league, the Continental League. He tried to get several existing clubs to move, including the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cincinnati Reds, but no National League club was interested. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... This article is about the U.S state. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Alfred Bill Shea (June 21, 1907 – October 2, 1991) was a lawyer who is best known for his part in the return of National League professional baseball to New York City after the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants after the 1957 season, and for the... The Continental League (or formally the Continental League of Professional Baseball Clubs) was a proposed third major league for baseball, announced in 1959 and scheduled to begin play in the 1961 season. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... This article is about the baseball team. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ...


One of the Continental League's five charter members was a team in New York City. Charles Shipman Payson and his wife, Joan Whitney Payson, former minority owners of the Giants, were the principal owners, along with George Herbert Walker, Jr. (uncle of future President George H. W. Bush), who served as vice president and treasurer until 1977.[2] Former Giants director M. Donald Grant became chairman of the board. Grant and Joan Payson had been the only members of the Giants' board to oppose the team's move west. Joan Whitney Payson (February 5, 1903 – October 4, 1975) was an American heiress, businesswoman, philanthropist, patron of the arts and art collector, and a member of the prominent Whitney family. ... George Herbert Walker, Jr. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Look up Treasurer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... M. Donald Grant (1904-1998) was the chairman of the New York Mets baseball club from its beginnings in the early 1960s, to 1978. ...


The existing leagues, which had considerably more autonomy at the time, responded with plans to add four new teams, two in each league. One of the new National League teams was to be in New York. The NL offered this new franchise to the CL's New York group, provided that they commit to building a new park. Shea told New York Mayor Robert Wagner, Jr. that he had to personally cable every National League owner and guarantee that the city would build a new facility. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... Robert Ferdinand Wagner, Jr. ...


The new team required a new name and many were suggested. Among the finalists were "Bees," "Burros," "Continentals," "Skyscrapers" and "Jets," as well as the eventual runner-up, the "Skyliners." Although Payson had admitted a preference for "Meadowlarks," the owners ultimately selected "Mets," because it was closely related to the club's already-existing corporate name, "New York Metropolitan Baseball Club, Inc.," it hearkened back to "Metropolitans," a name used by an earlier New York team in the American Association from 1880 to 1887, and because its brevity would naturally fit in newspaper headlines. The name was received with broad approval among fans and the press. Binomial name Equus asinus Linnaeus, 1758 The donkey, a. ... Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ... For other uses, see Skyline (disambiguation). ... The Metropolitan Club (the New York Metropolitans or the Mets) was a 19th century professional baseball team that played from 1880 to 1887. ... The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ...


From the first, the Mets sought to appeal to the large contingent of former Giants and Dodgers fans, as well as those New Yorkers who disliked the New York Yankees. The Mets' team colors reflect this--orange for the Giants and blue for the Dodgers, although not precisely the same shade of those colors as used by the two former resident teams. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


1962-1968: Lovable Losers

In October, 1961, the National League held an expansion draft to stock the rosters of the Mets and the Houston Colt .45s with players from other clubs. 22 players were selected by the Mets, including some with notable previous success such as Roger Craig, Al Jackson, Frank Thomas and Richie Ashburn. But rather than select talented young players with future potential, Mets management preferred to sign faded stars of the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees to appeal to fans' nostalgia. Legendary Yankees manager Casey Stengel was hired out of retirement to lead the team, but his managerial acumen wasn't enough to overcome the severe deficiency of talent among the players. National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... An expansion draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to create one or more new expansion teams or franchises. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Roger Lee Craig (born February 17, 1930 in Durham, North Carolina) is a former pitcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball who, during an 11-year playing career, won 10 games in 1956, 1957, and 1962. ... Alvin Neill Jackson (born December 25, 1935) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1959 to 1969. ... Frank Joseph Thomas (born June 11, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951-58), Cincinnati Reds (1959), Chicago Cubs (1960-61), Milwaukee Braves (1961), New York Mets (1962-64), Philadelphia Phillies (1964-65), Houston Astros (1965), Milwaukee... Don Richard Richie Ashburn (March 19, 1927 - September 9, 1997) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975), nicknamed The Old Professor, was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. ...


The Mets began their on-field play in 1962, losing their first nine games en route to a 40-120 record. Their .250 winning percentage was the third worst by any major league team since the beginning of the 20th Century, and the fourth-worst in baseball history. Throughout major league history only the 1899 Cleveland Spiders (20-134) lost more games in a single season than the 1962 Mets. It wasn't until 2003 that the record would be threatened by the Detroit Tigers, who finished the season at 43-119. The ineptitude of the Mets during their first year is chronicled in colorful fashion in the 1963 book Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?, written by New York columnist Jimmy Breslin. Listed below are the Major League Baseball teams with the worst season won-lost records, as determined by winning percentage (.300 or less), minimum 140 games played. ... The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Jimmy Breslin (born October 17, 1930) is an American columnist and author who has written numerous novels and appeared regularly in various newspapers in New York City, where he lives. ...


Beloved by New York fans despite their losing ways — or perhaps because of them — the Mets of the early 1960s became famous for their ineptitude. Journeyman players like the ironically nicknamed "Marvelous Marv" Throneberry became icons of athletic incompetence. Ex-Dodger and Giant pitcher Billy Loes, who was selected by the Mets in the 1961 expansion draft, was credited with this ungrammatical quotation: "The Mets is a good thing. They give everybody jobs. Just like the WPA." Even the Mets proved to have standards, however. In 1962, Cleveland Indians catcher Harry Chiti was purchased by the Mets for a player to be named later in the season. That "player to be named later" ended up being Harry Chiti. Chiti was the first player ever to be sent back to his original team in a trade in Major League history. Marvin Eugene Throneberry (September 2, 1933 - June 23, 1994) was an American Major League Baseball player, best remembered as the starting first baseman for the 1962 New York Mets; a team which set the modern record for most losses in a season with 120 and is regarded by baseball historians... William Loes (born 12-13-1929), a native New Yorker, known to his friends as Billy, was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers and several other teams during the 1950s and into the early 1960s. ... WPA Graphic The Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration, abbreviated WPA), was created on May 6, 1935 by Presidential order (Congress funded it annually but did not set it up). ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Harry Chiti (November 16, 1932 - January 31, 2002) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... The concept of the player to be named later is most often associated with Major League Baseball, and specifically trades between teams. ...


The 1963 Mets featured a pitcher, Carlton Willey, who was having a great year, pitching four shut-outs, when he incurred an injury and finished with a 9-14 won-loss record.


In 1964, the Mets, who played their first two seasons in the old Polo Grounds, the former home of the Giants, moved to the newly constructed Shea Stadium, a 55,300-seat multipurpose facility built in the Flushing neighborhood of the Borough of Queens, adjacent to the site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs. One high point of Shea Stadium's first season came on Father's Day, when Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the Mets, the first in the National League since 1880. For perhaps the only time in the stadium's history, the Shea faithful found themselves rooting for the visitors, caught up in the rare achievement, and roaring for Bunning on every pitch in the ninth inning. His strikeout of John Stephenson capped the performance. Another high point was Shea Stadium's hosting of the 1964 All-Star Game. Unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight in the final hectic weekend of the 1964 season, the Mets relished the role of spoiler, beating the Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday and Saturday (keeping alive the hopes of the Phillies, Giants, and Reds) before succumbing to the eventual National League champions on Sunday. The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by 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 their... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing, founded in 1645, is an expansive neighborhood in the north central part of the New York City borough of Queens, ten miles east of Manhattan. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ... Fathers Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mothers Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


In 1965 former Yankee great Yogi Berra came out of retirement and signed with the Mets as player coach. He would only play 4 games and on May 9, 1965 he played his final game as a player. It was 3 days shy of his 40th birthday. He would serve as coach the rest of the way and proved to be a valuable asset to the team, especially with young talent like Jerry Grote coming up. Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Jerry Grote (born October 6, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Houston Colt . ...


The Mets' image as lovable losers was wearing a little thin as the decade progressed, but things began to change slowly in the late '60s. The Mets acquired top pitching prospect Tom Seaver in a lottery and he became the league's Rookie of the Year in 1967. Even though the Mets remained in last place, Tom Seaver was a sign of good fortune to come. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Braves in February 1966 out of the University of Southern California, but his contract was voided by Commissioner William D. Eckert on the basis that the USC season had already started when Seaver signed. In order to resolve this issue, the Mets, Indians, and Phillies were all placed in a hat since they were the only teams willing to match the Braves offer, and the Mets were fortunate enough to win the drawing. In addition to Seaver, two other young players were catcher Jerry Grote and shortstop Bud Harrelson. This trio of youth formed a new, determined clubhouse nucleus that had no interest in losing, lovably or otherwise. By the 1968 season, Wes Westrum would be replaced as manager by Gil Hodges. Pitcher Jerry Koosman joined the staff and had a spectacular rookie season in 1968, winning 19 games. Left fielder Cleon Jones developed as a batter and exciting center fielder Tommie Agee came over in a trade. But although much improved, the 1968 team still finished the season in 9th place. For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... William Dole Eckert (1909 - April 16, 1971) was a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force, and later the commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1965 to 1968. ... Jerry Grote (born October 6, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Houston Colt . ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... Wesley Noreen Westrum (November 28, 1922, Clearbrook, Minnesota – May 28, 2002, Clearbrook, Minnesota) was an American catcher, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Cleon Jones (1969) Cleon Joseph Jones (born June 7, 1942 in Plateau, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the New York Mets from 1963 to 1975. ... Tommie Agee (1969) Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 in Magnolia, Alabama - January 22, 2001 in New York City) was a center fielder most noted for making what were arguably two of the greatest catches in World Series history. ...


1969: The "Miracle' Mets"

The Mets played a major role in the National League's move to divisional play for 1969. Faced with the prospect of losing lucrative home dates with the Dodgers and Giants, they threatened to scuttle the whole plan unless they were compensated with more dates against the Cardinals, the reigning power in the league at the time. The Cubs then demanded to be placed in the newly formed National League East as well in order to continue their historic rivalry with the Cardinals. The result was that the Braves and Reds - in defiance of all geographic reality - were placed in the National League West. Image File history File links Merge-arrow. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1969 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1969 season was the 8th regular season for the Mets. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ...


The Mets began the 1969 season in a mediocre way; an opening day loss of 11-10 to the expansion Expos was followed by a record of 21-23 through the end of May. By mid-August, the favored Chicago Cubs seemed safely on their way to winning the first ever National League East Division title (and their first postseason appearance of any kind since 1945). The Mets sat in third place, ten games behind; but Chicago went 8-17 in September, while the Mets, with outstanding pitching from their young staff, piled up victory after victory, winning 38 of their last 49 games. They took first place for good on September 9, and finished in first place with a 100-62 record for the season, their first winning year ever, a full eight games over the Cubs. The Mets finished with a team ERA of 2.99, and a league leading 28 shutouts thrown. Tom Seaver led the way with a 25-7 record, with lefty Jerry Koosman behind him at 17-9 record, while Cleon Jones finished with a .340 batting average. Seaver's best game occurred on July 9, at Shea Stadium, where he came within two outs of a perfect game, but gave up a one-out, ninth-inning single to the Cubs' Jimmy Qualls for the only hit in the Mets' 4-0 victory. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Cleon Jones (1969) Cleon Joseph Jones (born June 7, 1942 in Plateau, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the New York Mets from 1963 to 1975. ...


The "Miracle' Mets" or "Amazin Mets," as they became known by the press, went on to win a three-game sweep of the strong Atlanta Braves, led by legend Henry "Hank" Aaron, in the very first National League Championship Series. The Mets were still considered underdogs in this series despite the fact that they had a better record than the Braves. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ...


The Mets were given very little chance in the 1969 World Series, facing a powerful Baltimore Orioles team that had gone 109-53 in the regular season and included future Hall of Famers Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, and Jim Palmer as well as future Mets manager Davey Johnson, who ironically would make the final out of the Series. Before the series began, pundits predicted Tom Seaver might win the opening game, but that the Mets would have trouble winning again in the World Series. As it turned out, just the opposite occurred; Seaver was roughed up, allowing four runs in the opener, which he lost - but the Mets' pitching shut down the Orioles after that, holding them to just five runs over the next four games, to win the World Series 4 games to 1. Seaver got his revenge in game four, pitching all 10 innings of a 2-1 victory. The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


For longtime Mets announcer Ralph Kiner and many fans, the turning point in the team's season, came in the third inning of the second game of a July 30 doubleheader against the Houston Astros. When left fielder Cleon Jones failed to hustle after a ball hit to the outfield, Mets manager Gil Hodges removed him from the game - but rather than simply signal from the dugout for Jones to come out, or delegate the job to one of his coaches, Hodges left the dugout and slowly, deliberately, walked all the way out to left field to Jones, and walked him back to the bench. For the rest of that season, Jones never failed to hustle. Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... Cleon Jones (1969) Cleon Joseph Jones (born June 7, 1942 in Plateau, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the New York Mets from 1963 to 1975. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


1970-1979: "Ya Gotta Believe!" and the Midnight Massacre

The Miracle Mets magic wore off as the 1970s began. In subsequent years, Mets pitchers generally excelled but received lackluster support from the hitters with mediocre finishes the result. Efforts to improve the offense backfired with blunders such as trading Amos Otis for troubled infielder Joe Foy after the 1969 season as well as young pitcher Nolan Ryan for infielder Jim Fregosi after the 1971 season. Once out of the glaring New York spotlight, Ryan became one of the best pitchers in history, spending 22 more years in the majors and entering the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Fregosi battled injuries and played just 146 games for the Mets over a season and a half. Meanwhile Otis became a star with the Kansas City Royals while Foy lasted only one season in New York. Amos Joseph Otis {born April 26, 1947 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played fot the New York Mets (1967, 1969), Kansas City Royals (1970-1983) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1984). ... Joseph Anthony Joe Foy (February 21, 1943 – October 12, 1989) was a Major League Baseball player who primarily played third base, but also played outfield (20 games), shortstop (19 games), first base (16 games), and second base (6 games). ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... James Louis Fregosi (born April 4, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for four teams, primarily the Los Angeles & California Angels. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ...


The team was thrown into confusion and shock prior to the 1972 season, when Manager Gil Hodges, who had led the team to the World Series victory in 1969, suffered a sudden heart attack at the end of spring training and died. Coach Yogi Berra succeeded Hodges. Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ...


Berra's Mets found themselves in last place with a 61-71 record at the end of August, 1973 but they recovered behind relief pitcher Tug McGraw and his "Ya gotta believe!" rallying cry (the team has since trademarked the phrase), winning 21 of their last 29 games. Berra also coined his most famous Yogiism that year: "It ain't over till it's over!" In a peculiar circumstance, their final record of only 82-79 was good enough to win the division while five better teams in the Majors missed the postseason. Despite the second-worst winning percentage ever by a division winner (until the 2005 San Diego Padres), the Mets then shocked the heavily-favored Cincinnati Reds "Big Red Machine" in the NLCS. Their record remains the worst of any pennant-winning team but they managed to push the A.L. champion Oakland Athletics to a seventh game. Their near-miracle season ended with a loss to Ken Holtzman in the final contest. Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... A Yogiism is an amusing speech error or paradox of a kind associated with Yogi Berra, a Hall-of-Fame baseball player for the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... The Big Red Machine is also the publicly used name of the Hells Angels biker gang. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Ken Holtzman was a major league baseball pitcher, mostly for the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. ...


As the 1975 season ended, owner Joan Payson died. Her husband Charles delegated ownership authority to his daughters, who in turn left the baseball side to M. Donald Grant. Payson had been the driving force behind the Mets, but her survivors did not share her enthusiasm for investing in the future of the team. Contract disputes with star pitcher Tom Seaver and slugger Dave Kingman erupted in 1977. Both players were traded on June 15, the trading deadline, in what New York tabloids dubbed "The Midnight Massacre". The Mets received six players in the two deals, but none had any lasting impact. Attendance fell, to the point where Shea Stadium was nicknamed "Grant's Tomb". Coincidentally, the Yankees began their resurgence at roughly the same time, further eroding the Mets' fan base. For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... David Arthur Kingman (born December 21, 1948 in Pendleton, Oregon), nicknamed Kong and Sky King, is a former Major League Baseball slugger who played for the San Francisco Giants (1971-1974), New York Mets (1975-1977, 1981-1983), San Diego Padres (1977), California Angels (1977), New York Yankees (1977), Chicago... June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the newspaper size. ... Grants Tomb, circa 1909 Grants Tomb, 2004 Grants Tomb is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), an American Civil War General and the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902). ...


The team finished in last place yet again in 1978. By this time, it was obvious that Grant had mismanaged the team. Charles Payson himself fired Grant at the end of the season. The Mets continued to struggle, and did not become a competitive team again until the mid-1980s, marking the first time that both New York teams were competitive at the same time, both on the field and at the box office. The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ...


1980-1985: Cashen rebuilds

In January, 1980 the Payson heirs sold the Mets franchise to the Doubleday publishing company for $21.1 million. Nelson Doubleday, Jr. was named chairman of the board while minority shareholder Fred Wilpon took the role of club president. Wilpon quickly hired longtime Baltimore Orioles executive Frank Cashen as general manager to begin the process of rebuilding the Mets. It has been suggested that The Crime Club be merged into this article or section. ... Nelson Doubleday, Jr. ... Fred Wilpon, a graduate of the University of Michigan is a baseball executive with the National League New York Mets of which he became a part-owner in 1980. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... J. Frank Cashen (born 1922[1]) is a former general manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Cashen's positive impact on the organization took some time to be felt at the major league level. He began by selecting slugging high school phenomenon Darryl Strawberry as the number one overall pick in the 1980 amateur draft. Two years later, hard-throwing hurler Dwight Gooden was taken as the fifth overall selection in the 1982 draft. The pair rose quickly through the minors, winning successive Rookie of the Year awards (Strawberry in 1983, Gooden in 1984). Cashen's mid-season 1983 trade for former MVP Keith Hernandez helped spark the Mets' return to competitive contention. In 1984, new manager Davey Johnson was promoted from the helm of the AAA Tidewater Tides and led the Mets to a 90-72 record, their first winning season since 1976. In 1985 the Mets acquired future Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter from the Montreal Expos and won 98 games, but lost the division title to the St. Louis Cardinals in the final days of the season in a memorable series. The Mets began the series three games behind St. Louis and won the first two, but faltered in the third game, allowing St. Louis to remain in first place. Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off it. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, is a former major league baseball player. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... League International League Division South Division Year founded 1961 Major League affiliation Baltimore Orioles Home ballpark Harbor Park Previous home ballparks Met Park City Norfolk, Virginia Current uniform colors blue, powder blue, navy blue, black, red Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Tides in navy blue with powder blue... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


1986-1990: World Series Champions and what could have been

Unlike the league champion Mets of 1969 or 1973, the 1986 Mets broke away from the rest of the division early and dominated throughout the year. They won 20 of their first 24 games, clinched the East Division title on September 17, and finished the year 108-54, which tied with the 1975 Cincinnati Reds for the third highest win total in National League history, behind the 1906 Chicago Cubs (116) and the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (110). The relative lack of excitement during the regular season was more than compensated for by the spectacularly suspenseful and dramatic post-season series. The 1986 New York Mets was the Mets 25th season in the National League. ... The 1986 National League Championship Series pitted the New York Mets against the Houston Astros. ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... This article is about the baseball team. ...


In the National League Championship Series, the Mets faced their fellow 1962 expansion team, the Houston Astros. Unlike the Mets, the Astros had yet to win a pennant, but had former Mets fireballer Nolan Ryan leading their pitching staff. The Mets took a two-games-to-one lead with a come-from-behind walk-off home run by Lenny Dykstra. In Game 6, the Mets turned a 3-0 ninth-inning deficit into a sixteen-inning marathon victory to clinch the National League pennant and earn their third World Series appearance. The Astros would have to wait until 2005 to finally win their first pennant. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... In baseball, a pitcher who throws the ball very fast is a fireballer. ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails[1]) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 2005 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2005 National League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion and defending league champion St. ...


In the World Series against the Boston Red Sox, the Mets faced elimination leading into Game 6. The Red Sox scored two runs in the tenth inning and twice came within one strike of winning their first World Series since 1918. But the Mets rallied and would come back in typical Amazin' Mets fashion. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) no official nickname (1901-1907) Other nicknames The Sox, The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ...


With two outs and down two runs, three consecutive singles brought the Mets within 90 feet of knotting the score. Hitter Mookie Wilson ran the count to 2-1, then fouled off 3 consecutive pitches. With the count 2-2, pitcher Bob Stanley threw a wild pitch that Wilson had to leap out of the way of. Boston catcher Rich Gedman made a wild stab for the ball but it went to the backstop. Pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell scored from third base, tying the game. Bill Buckners error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. ... Robert William Bob Stanley (born November 10, 1954) in Portland, Maine is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played with the Boston Red Sox. ... Richard Leo Rich Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and left-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. ... For other persons of the same name, see Kevin Mitchell. ...


Now facing a full count, Wilson fouled off two more pitches. It was then that Wilson hit a weak ground ball down the first base line. What should have been a routine out instead rolled under the legs of first baseman Bill Buckner and into the annals of baseball history as third baseman Ray Knight ran home all the way from second base to score the winning run. For the pitcher who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks, see Billy Buckner. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ...


The Mets went on to win their second World Series title by taking Game 7, also in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 3 run deficit while scoring a total of 8 runs during the final 3 innings. They remain the only team to come within one strike of losing a World Series before recovering to become World Champions.


While the team around the 1986 championship was strong, they also became infamous for off-the-field controversy. Both Strawberry and Gooden were youngsters who wound up burning out long before their time because of various substance abuse and personal problems. Hernandez's cocaine abuse was the subject of persistent rumors even before he joined the Mets, but he publicly acknowledged his addiction in 1985 and made a successful recovery. Lenny Dykstra's reputation was recently tainted by allegations of steroid use and gambling problems.[3] Instead of putting together a winning dynasty, the problems caused the Mets to soon fall apart.[4] Despite Darryl Strawberry's numerous off-the-field mishaps, he remains the Mets' all-time leader in home runs and runs batted in. Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails[1]) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... Gamble redirects here. ...


After winning the World Series in 1986, World Series MVP Ray Knight signed with the Orioles. Also, they traded the flexible Kevin Mitchell to the Padres for long-ball threat Kevin McReynolds. But the biggest shock since the Midnight Massacre of 1977 was when Mets' ace Dwight Gooden was admitted to a drug clinic after testing positive for cocaine. But after struggling in the first few months of the 1987 season, "Dr. K" would come back, and so would the Mets. They would surge to battle St. Louis for the division title. But on September 11 in a game against St. Louis, 3rd baseman and future MVP Terry Pendleton hit a homer to give the Cardinals a lead, and eventually the NL East title. One highlight of the year was Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson becoming the first teammates ever to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season. Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... For other persons of the same name, see Kevin Mitchell. ... Walter Kevin McReynolds (born October 16, 1959 Little Rock, Arkansas - ) was an outfielder/designated hitter with a 12 year career from 1983 to 1994. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (b. ... Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off it. ... Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo, is a former switch hitting third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs from 1982 to 1995. ...


After missing the playoffs in 1987, the 1988 Mets again won the division. Thanks to some stellar pitching from Gooden, Ron Darling, and David Cone as well as offense from McReynolds, Strawberry, and Howard Johnson, the Mets won 100 games for the 2nd time in 3 campaigns. However, the clubhouse was distracted by the presence of a young Gregg Jefferies who was just called up. The veteran players took a disliking to Jefferies, who had a habit of excessive bragging, prompting his teammates to saw his bats in half as a form of hazing.[5] The Mets played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 National League Championship Series in a season where they beat them 10 out of 11 times but, led by Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers continued their Cinderella story season by beating the Mets in seven games. Ronald (born August 19, 1960) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos. ... David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Gregory Scott Jefferies (born August 1, 1967 in Burlingame, California) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who had a 14-year career from 1987 to 2000. ... The 1988 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League East champion New York Mets. ... In American and Canadian sports, a Cinderella or Cinderella Story refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected. ...


The Mets (as well as the Montreal Expos) would battle the Cubs for the division title in 1989, but Chicago would prevail, despite a career year by Howard Johnson and a deadline trade with Minnesota for 1988 AL Cy Young winner Frank Viola. Those high points were tempered by injuries to Gooden, Hernandez and Carter as well as an ill-fated trade[6] that sent Dykstra and Roger McDowell to Philadelphia in exchange for Juan Samuel. After the season, Samuel, who hit .235 that season, would be traded to the Dodgers for Mike Marshall, who would hit .239 in 53 games for the Mets before being traded to Boston. Dykstra, however, would become an All-Star in Philadelphia and help lead his team to a pennant in 1993. This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... Roger Alan McDowell (born December 21, 1960) is the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves and was a right-handed relief pitcher for twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1996. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Juan Milton Samuel (born December 9, 1960 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a baseball coach and a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Michael Allen Marshall (born January 12, 1960 Libertyville, Illinois - ) was a utility player with an 11 year career from 1981 to 1991. ...


That offseason, the Mets had a mix of triumph and tragedy. They would receive All-Star closer and native New Yorker John Franco in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, and Strawberry, in legal trouble as well, would check into an alcohol rehabilitation center and miss the start of the season. The next season, the Mets would surge again to battle the Pittsburgh Pirates, but Pittsburgh's "B-B Guns" (which included National League MVP Barry Bonds, future Mets Bobby Bonilla and Jay Bell and former Met Wally Backman) led the Pirates to their first NLCS since 1979. In that campaign, general manager Frank Cashen fired Johnson from his managerial job and replaced him with former shortstop Bud Harrelson. Although he led them to a good finish in 1990 (Strawberry's last with the Mets, as he went on to sign with the Dodgers in the offseason), the Mets fell to 5th place in 1991. Before the 1991 season the Mets signed Vince Coleman to a fat $2 million contract after failing to sign defending batting champion Willie McGee. This was the first of what would lead to many bad free agent signings and trades that would doom the Mets during the mid 1990s. John Anthony Franco (b. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ... Jay Stuart Bell (b. ... J. Frank Cashen (born 1922[1]) is a former general manager in Major League Baseball. ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... Vince Coleman can refer to two different people: Vince Coleman: a train dispatcher died in the Halifax Explosion Vince Coleman: a former Major League Baseball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Willie Dean McGee (born November 2, 1958 in San Francisco, California) is a former outfielder for the St. ...


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1991-1995: "Hardball Is Back" and The Worst Team Money Could Buy

During the 1991 season, the Mets were actually in contention for most of the first half of the season, closing to within 2.5 games of the front-running Pirates at one point. However, during the second half, the bottom completely fell out and Harrelson was fired with a week left to go in the season, replaced by third base coach Mike Cubbage for the final games. Jefferies was once again a distraction as he released a controversial statement to be read on WFAN radio: // Michael Lee Cubbage (born July 21, 1950)in Charlottesville, VA was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1974 until the close of the 1981 season. ... For other uses, see WFAN (disambiguation). ...


"When a pitcher is having trouble getting players out, when a hitter is having trouble hitting, or when a player makes an error, I try to support them in whatever way I can. I don't run to the media to belittle them or to draw more attention to their difficult times. I can only hope that one day those teammates who have found it convenient to criticize me will realize that we are all in this together. If only we can concentrate more on the games than complaining and bickering and pointing fingers, we would all be better off."


This was seen as the end for Jefferies in New York as he would be traded to the Kansas City Royals in the offseason. The season ended on a high note, however, as David Cone pitched a one-hit shutout against the Phillies at Veterans Stadium, in which he struck out 19 batters, tying the National League regulation game record (first set by former Met Tom Seaver, and later broken by then Red Sox starter Roger Clemens) Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... For the stadium in New Britain, Connecticut, see Veterans Stadium. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ...


With all of the personal problems swirling around the Mets after the 1986 championship, the Mets tried to rebuild using experienced superstars. They picked up the aging, future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray for over $3 million, the younger but troubled Pittsburgh Pirates free agent slugger Bobby Bonilla for over $6 million. They also traded McReynolds and Jeffries for one-time World Series hero Bret Saberhagen and his $3 million contract, along with signing veteran free agent pitcher Frank Tanana for $1.5 million. The rebuilding was supported by the slogan, "Hardball Is Back".[7] Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... This article is about the baseball team. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ... Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Frank Daryl Tanana (born July 3, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


The experiment of building a team via free agency quickly flopped as Saberhagen and Coleman were soon injured and spent more time on the disabled list than on the field, and Bonilla exhibited unprofessional behavior towards members of the press, once threatening a reporter by saying, "I'll show you The Bronx" [1]. At the beginning of the 1991 season, Coleman, Gooden and outfielder Daryl Boston were named in an alleged sexual abuse incident against a woman near the Mets' spring training facility; charges were later dropped. Meanwhile, popular pitcher David Cone was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays during the 1992 season for Ryan Thompson and Jeff Kent. While the move was widely criticized by fans of both teams, the Jays went on to win the 1992 World Series. Daryl Lamont Boston (born January 4, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Ryan Orlando Thompson (born November 4, 1967 in Chestertown, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player from 1992 to 2002 for the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, and Milwaukee Brewers. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Dates October 17, 1992–October 24, 1992 MVP Pat Borders (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Jerry Crawford (NL), Mike Reilly (AL), Joe West (NL), John Shulock (AL), Bob Davidson (NL), Dan Morrison (AL) The 1992 World Series was the first...


The lowest point of the experiment was the 1993 season when the Mets lost 103 games. In April of that year, Coleman accidentally hit Gooden's shoulder with a golf club while practicing his swing. In July, Saberhagen threw a firecracker under a table near reporters. Their young pitching prospect Anthony Young started the '93 season at 0-13 and his overall streak of 27 straight losses over two years set a new record. After Young's record-setting loss, Coleman threw a firecracker out of the team bus window and injured three people resulting in felony charges that effectively ended his Mets career. Only a few days later, Saberhagen was in trouble again, this time for spraying bleach at three reporters. The meltdown season resulted in the worst record for a Mets team since 1965. Their descent was chronicled by the book The Worst Team Money Could Buy: The Collapse Of The New York Mets (ISBN 0-8032-7822-5) by Mets beat writers Bob Klapisch and John Harper. In addition, two of the three remaining links to the '86 team, Howard Johnson and Sid Fernandez, departed after the season via free agency. Anthony Wayne Young (Born January 19, 1966 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... This article is about the chemical whitener. ... Robert Salvador Bob Klapisch is a sportswriter for the The Record and ESPN. He has previously written for The New York Post and New York Daily News, and has written five books about baseball. ... Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo, is a former switch hitting third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs from 1982 to 1995. ... Charles Sidney Fernandez (born October 12, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii) was a Major League Baseball player from 1983-1997. ...


The following season was filled with some bright spots, but there was still trouble for the franchise, and for the team's franchise player. Gooden, who had a 3-4 record with a 6.31 ERA in the final year of his contract with the team, shocked not only New York sports fans, but baseball fans around the country by testing positive for cocaine and was suspended by Major League Baseball for 60 days. Shortly after he began serving his suspension for the positive drug test, it was announced that he had again tested positive for cocaine and was now being suspended by Major League Baseball for one year, thus ending his Mets career and nearly his life. The day after receiving the second suspension, Gooden's then-wife, Monica, found him in his bedroom with a loaded gun to his head.


Still, the 1994 season saw some promise for the troubled Mets, as first baseman Rico Brogna and second baseman Jeff Kent became fan favorites with their solid glove work and potential 20-25 home run power, Bonilla started to become the player the Mets expected, and a healthy Saberhagen, along with promising young starter Bobby Jones and Franco, helped the Mets pitching staff along. In the strike-shortened 1994 season the Mets were in 3rd place behind first-place Montreal and Atlanta when the season ended on August 12. When the strike finally ended in 1995, the Mets finally showed some promise again, finishing in 2nd place (but still 6 games under .500) behind eventual World Series champion Atlanta. Rico Joseph Brogna (born April 18, 1970 in Turners Falls, Massachusetts) is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues, primarily as a first baseman, in 1992 and from 1994-2001. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Robert Joseph Jones (born February 10, 1970 in Fresno, California) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


1996-2004: Piazza, "The Amazins are Back!", and the Subway Series

The Mets did not play well in 1996, but the season was highlighted by the play of three young stars. Switch hitting catcher Todd Hundley broke the Major League Baseball single season record for home runs hit by catcher with 41. Center fielder Lance Johnson set single-season franchise records in hits (227), triples (21), at-bats (682), runs scored (117), and total bases (327). And, Left fielder Bernard Gilkey set franchise single-season records in doubles (44), and RBI (117). But things started looking up in 1997, as they missed the playoffs by only four games, and improved by 17 games over 1996. One highlight happened June 16, when the Mets beat the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the first ever regular-season game played between the crosstown rivals 6-0. Mets starter Dave Milicki pitched a complete game/shutout to pick up the win. At the end of the game there were mostly Mets fans in the stands at Yankee Stadium cheering as the Mets players walked off the field victorious. In 1997 Hundley was also having another great season, but he went down with a devastating elbow injury and needed Tommy John surgery midway through the season. For a time, it looked like the Los Angeles Dodgers were going to be shopping their superstar catcher, Mike Piazza, in a trade rather than pay the exorbitant salary that 1997s MVP runner-up was going to demand at the end of the 1998 season. In a puzzling move, on May 14, 1998, the Dodgers sent Piazza to the Florida Marlins, who were purging themselves of high salaries to alleviate their claimed financial problems. The Marlins' move made more sense when, just a week later, they re-traded Piazza to the Mets for Preston Wilson and two prospects. The Dodgers had no free agency problem, the Marlins had young players with small salaries and the Mets had their new lineup-anchoring catcher. When Hundley returned from his injury later in the 1998 season the Mets experimented with playing him in left field. The experiment was short lived, Hundley was in a Dodgers uniform in the 1999 season. In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Todd Randolph Hundley (born May 27, 1969 in Martinsville, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball catcher/outfielder. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... Kenneth Lance Johnson (born July 6, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball player. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate certain statistics, including batting average. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... Otis Bernard Gilkey, commonly known as Bernard Gilkey (born September 24, 1966 in St. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Tommy John surgery, known by doctors as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (or UCL), is a surgical procedure in which a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body (often from the forearm, hamstring, knee, or foot of the patient). ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Preston James Richard Wilson is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. ...


After the 1998 trade, the Mets played well, but missed the 1998 postseason by only one game. With only five games left in the 1998 season, the Mets could not win a single game against both the Montreal Expos at home and the Atlanta Braves on the road, the Mets could have forced a three-way wild card tie by winning their last game. Although it seemed like a terrible ending to a good season, Met fans felt confident that the team was moving in the right direction. After signing Mike Piazza to a seven-year, $91 million contract, the Mets traded Todd Hundley and minor league P Arnold Gooch to the Los Angeles Dodgers for C Charles Johnson and OF Roger Cedeno. They then sent Johnson to the Baltimore Orioles for P Armando Benitez. #REDIRECT [2] The Mets then signed Robin Ventura, Rickey Henderson and Bobby Bonilla to fill out the needs for the start of the 1999 season. John Olerud anchored the heart of the Mets' order. This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Robin Mark Ventura (born July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ... John Garrett Olerud (nicknamed Big Rude and Johnny O (born August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ...


The Mets started the 1999 season well, going 17-9, but after an eight-game losing streak, including the last two to the New York Yankees, on June 6 the Mets fired their entire coaching staff except for manager Bobby Valentine. On that day, the Mets, in front of a national audience on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, beat the New York Yankees 7-2 and they never looked back. Both Mike Piazza and Robin Ventura started to have MVP-type seasons and Benny Agbayani began to have an important role on the team. Also this was the breakout year for Mets second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo, as he had 108 RBI, and Roger Cedeño, who broke the single season steals record for the Mets. After the regular season ended, the Mets played a one game playoff against the Cincinnati Reds to see which team would advance to the playoffs. In that game, Mets ace Al Leiter pitched the best game of his Met career as he hurled a two hit complete game shutout, a 5-0 victory to advance to the playoffs. In the NLDS, the Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games to 1, their series-clinching victory coming on an unlikely home run hit by backup catcher Todd Pratt, playing due to a thumb injury to Piazza. The Mets would advance to the 1999 National League Championship Series, their first NLCS since 1988. The Mets would lose however to their archrivals, the Atlanta Braves, in six exciting games which included the famous grand slam single by Robin Ventura to win game 5 for the Mets. The Mets were at one point down 3-0 in the series but cut the deficit to 3-2, but lost a back and fourth Game 6. For Mets fan the ending to Game 6 was quite depressing and Mets pitcher Kenny Rogers drew all the ire. Rogers entered in relief in the bottom of the 11th of Game 6, with the Mets down 3 games to 2. After surrendering a double and the baserunner advancing to 3rd on a sacrifice fly and two subsequent intentional walks issued to Chipper Jones and Brian Jordan, Rogers ended New York's magical season by walking Andruw Jones on five pitches with the bases loaded. In the offseason, the Mets traded Roger Cedeño and Octavio Dotel to the Houston Astros for Derek Bell and Mike Hampton. Todd Zeile was signed to play first base, replacing departing free agent Olerud. The Mets were heading to the 2000 season as a powerhouse in the National League. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Off the field in the offseason Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker made derogatory comments about the City of New York to Sports Illustrated that angered Mets fans and players: John Loy Rocker (born October 17, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played 3 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Braves. ...


"It's the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark, looking like you're riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing." 7 Train has the following meanings: The 7 (New York City Subway service) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ... For other uses, see Queer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ...


On June 29, 2000, Rocker appeared in front of 46,987 fans at Shea Stadium for the first time since making the remarks. Over 700 police officers were summoned for the game (usually 60 are summoned) and 300 press passes were given out. A limit on beer sales was imposed, and fans had to pass through metal detectors when entering Shea, as many expected Rocker to be greeted by a shower of batteries. A special protective cover was erected over the Braves' bullpen in left field. During batting practice, fans were barred from sitting in the first four rows behind the Braves' dugout. A videotaped apology from Rocker was shown on Shea Stadium's 26-foot-tall screen in left-center field before the start of the game between the Mets and the Braves. The video was loudly booed and hostile signs could be seen throughout the stadium. is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... For other uses, see Battery. ...


In the eighth inning, Rocker came in to replace Jason Marquis. He was loudly booed, many fans showed their opinions through their fingers and some objects were thrown and a chant of "Asshole, Asshole" began. Rocker struck out Robin Ventura, retired Todd Zeile on a grounder to short, and got Jay Payton to ground out to third. The Braves went on to win, 6-4. Rocker left the stadium a half-hour after the rest of the team in a black van trailed by three security vehicles. Jason Scott Marquis (born August 21, 1978, in Manhasset, New York), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... This article is about the gesture. ... Robin Mark Ventura (born July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... Todd Edward Zeile (born September 9, 1965 in Van Nuys, California) is a former third baseman and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 to 2004. ... Jason Lee (Jay) Payton (born November 22, 1972 in Zanesville, Ohio), is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Oakland Athletics. ...


However, 2000 began well for the Mets as Derek Bell became the best hitter on the team for the first month. The Mets enjoyed good play the whole year. The highlight of the season came on June 30 (the night after Rocker's return), when the Mets beat the rival Atlanta Braves in a memorable game at Shea Stadium on Fireworks Night. With the Mets losing 8-1 to begin the bottom of the eighth, they rallied back with two outs to tie the game, capping the 10-run inning with Mike Piazza's three run home run to put the Mets up 11-8, giving them the lead and eventually the win. The Mets easily made the playoffs winning the National League wild card. In the playoffs, the Mets beat the San Francisco Giants in the first round and the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2000 National League Championship Series to win their fourth NL pennant. Mike Hampton was named the NLCS MVP for his two scoreless starts in the series as the Mets headed to the 2000 World Series to face their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees. Unfortunately for the Mets, they were defeated in the much-hyped "Subway Series". Even though they lost 4 games to 1, each game was close, as they scored only three fewer total runs than the Yankees. This was the first all-New York World Series since 1956, when the Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The 2000 National League Championship Series, to determine the champion of Major League Baseballs National League, was played between the Central Division champion St. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Dates October 21, 2000–October 26, 2000 MVP Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg MTA logo for the 2000 Subway Series. ... The program for the 1936 Subway Series. The Subway Series is a series of Major League Baseball games played between teams based in New York City. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


The most memorable moment of the 2000 World Series occurred during the first inning of Game 2 at Yankee Stadium. Piazza fouled off a pitch which shattered his bat, sending a piece of the barrel toward the pitcher's mound. Pitcher Roger Clemens seized the piece and hurled it in the direction of Piazza as the catcher trotted to first base. A brief melee ensued with no punches thrown and Clemens remaining in the game. In July of 2000, Clemens had knocked Piazza unconscious with a fastball to the catcher's head. A month earlier to being beaned, Piazza hit a grandslam off of Clemens at Yankee Stadium


In 2001 the Mets had trouble duplicating their 2000 World Series run, finishing with a record of 82-80, however towards the end of the season the Mets helped New York City heal after the September 11th terrorist attacks by using Shea Stadium as a relief center and then participating in the first sporting event in New York City since the attacks, in a game vs. the Atlanta Braves on September 21st. Before the game the FDNY, EMT, NYPD, and all rescue workers were honored, Diana Ross sang God Bless America, the two teams shook hands to show that they were united in the face of tragedy, and Liza Minnelli sang "New York, New York" during the 7th inning stretch. In the bottom of the 8th inning the Mets were trailing 2-1 when Mike Piazza came up with a runner on first. Piazza dramatically sent Shea into a frenzy by crushing a pitch over the center field wall off of Steve Karsay to give the Mets a 3-2 lead and a win by the same score. The game is considered to be one of the greatest moments in the history of the franchise. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility of protecting the New York Citys five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, as well as preventing disasters like The Station nightclub fire in nearby Rhode Island, and the trampling deaths at an overcrowded building in Chicago. ... The Star of Life, a global symbol for medical service EMTs loading an injured skier into an ambulance An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is an emergency responder trained to provide emergency medical services to the critically ill and injured. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Stefan Andrew Karsay (born March 24, 1972 in Flushing, New York) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. ...


In the seasons following the 2000 World Series, the Mets struggled mightily as the result of several poor player acquisitions, including Mo Vaughn, Roberto Alomar, Roger Cedeño (again) and Jeromy Burnitz. These acquisitions were made by then-general manager Steve Phillips, who was fired during the 2003 season. Phillips was credited with building the 2000 World Series team, but also blamed for the demise of the Mets' farm system and the poor play of the acquired players. The Mets did have a few bright spots in 2002. Al Leiter became the first major league pitcher to defeat all thirty major league teams with a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. David Weathers had a career year with a 2.91 era coming out of the bullpen, making him one of the better middle relievers of that season in the league. The Mets though posted a 75-86 record, last in the NL East, in 2002. The Mets' record in 2003 (66-95) was the fourth worst in baseball, and Piazza had missed two-thirds of the season with a torn groin muscle. His steady decline around that time mirrored the Mets' fortunes for the first half of the decade. [[:Template:Mlbretired]] Maurice Samuel Mo Vaughn (born December 15, 1967 in Norwalk, Connecticut), nicknamed Hit Dog, (a nickname given to him by his Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers at Seton Hall University) was a Major League Baseball first baseman from 1991 to 2003. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ... Roger Leandro Cedeño [ceh-DEH-nyo] (born August 16, 1974 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela), is a Major League Baseball right fielder and switch-hitter batter who plays for the St. ... Jeromy Neal Burnitz (born April 15, 1969 in Westminster, California) is a former baseball player who was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Mets (1993-94, 2002-03), Cleveland Indians (1995-96), Milwaukee Brewers (1996-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003), Colorado Rockies (2004... Steve Francis Phillips (born on May 18, 1963) was the general manager of the New York Mets from 1997-2003. ... John David Dave Weathers (born September 25, 1969 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee) is a major league pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. ... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ...


In 2004, the Mets made more player additions that turned out to be poor. They signed Japanese shortstop Kazuo Matsui, who never lived up to his potential in two-and-a-half years with the Mets, and Mike Cameron to play center field. General manager Jim Duquette acquired pitcher Kris Benson for third baseman Ty Wigginton at the trade deadline just before sending highly-touted pitching prospect Scott Kazmir to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for the disappointing Victor Zambrano. However, the Mets brought up two young infielders with bright futures, David Wright and José Reyes, and they have become the best products from the farm system since Strawberry and Gooden. The Mets finished 71-91 in 2004. Kazuo Kaz Matsui (松井 稼頭央 Matsui Kazuo, born October 23, 1975 in Osaka, Japan) is an infielder and switch hitter in Major League Baseball and plays for the Colorado Rockies. ... Michael Terrance Cameron (born January 8, 1973 in LaGrange, Georgia) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kristin James Benson (born November 7, 1974 in Superior, Wisconsin) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006. ... Ty Allen Wigginton (born October 11, 1977 in San Diego, California) is an infielder in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Scott Edward Kazmir (born January 24, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Víctor Manuel Zambrano (born August 6, 1975 in Miranda State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets. ... David Allen Wright, born December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia, is an All-Star Third Baseman in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... This article is about the New York Mets shortstop. ...


2005-present: The redemption, "The Collapse" and "The Last Season at Shea"

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Minaya began by hiring Yankee bench coach Willie Randolph as manager, then signed two of that year's most sought-after free agents — Pedro Martínez and Carlos Beltrán — to large multi-year deals. Though Beltrán underperformed, Martínez and a rejuvenated Tom Glavine led the pitching staff, while Cliff Floyd's power, José Reyes's speed and David Wright's hitting sparked the offense. Despite an 0-5 start to the season, the team finished 83-79, finishing above the .500 mark for the first time since 2001. Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954, in Holly Hill, South Carolina) is the manager of the New York Mets in Major League Baseball and former player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and New York Mets. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... For the Mexican progressive rock musician, see Carlos Beltrán (musician). ... Beltran or Beltrán can refer to: In Religion: Saint Luis Beltrán, Patron Saint of Colombia. ... Martinez is the name of several places in the United States of America: Martinez, California Martinez, Georgia Martinez, New Mexico Martinez, Texas Martinez is also surname of several people: Angie Martinez - Puerto Rican musician Conchita Martinez - Spanish tennis player Eduardo Cardinal Martínez Somalo - high official in the Roman curia... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves. ... Cornelius Clifford Floyd Cornelius Clifford Floyd (December 5, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... This article is about the New York Mets shortstop. ... David Allen Wright, born December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia, is an All-Star Third Baseman in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... This article is about the year. ...


After 2005, the departure of Mike Piazza gave Minaya enough financial flexibility to take full advantage of a payroll-reduction effort by the Florida Marlins. All-star first baseman Carlos Delgado and all-star catcher Paul Lo Duca were acquired from Florida in exchange for five prospects. Minaya also improved the bullpen by signing star free agent closer Billy Wagner. Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Paul Anthony Lo Duca(born 4/12/72 Brooklyn,NY) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... William Billy Edward Wagner (born July 25, 1971 in Tannersville, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball closer for the New York Mets. ...


Minaya's offseason moves and organization of the team during the season paid off in 2006, as the team, led by a franchise record six All-Stars (Beltran, Lo Duca, Reyes, Wright, Glavine, and Martínez), won the division title, their first in 18 years. In a runaway similar to 1986, the Mets led the division from April 6 on, and only spent one day out of first the whole season. They built a lead as high as 16 1/2 games before clinching the division on September 18, becoming the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff berth. The Mets finished the season 12 games ahead of the Phillies, and with the best record in the National League. The Mets achieved this success despite a slew of injuries which included losing Martínez for a month, and using fifteen different starting pitchers. The turning point for the season was a 9-1 June road trip through Los Angeles, Arizona, and Philadelphia. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils...


The Mets 2006 division title ended the Atlanta Braves' streak of 14 straight division titles, and they became the first team besides Atlanta to win the National League East title since the 1994 division realignment. The 2006 season was also the first time that the Mets and Yankees each won their respective divisions in the same year. Both New York teams had the best records in their respective leagues, 97 wins and 65 losses (the first time in 6 years that the best team in MLB failed to win at least 60% of their games). Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


Despite losing Pedro Martínez and Orlando Hernández from their starting rotation due to injury just before the start of the post-season, the Mets swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2006 National League Division Series, relying on their bullpen (which had the lowest regular season ERA in the National League) and potent offense. However, in the 2006 National League Championship Series, the Mets lost in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals, the eventual 2006 World Series champions, with the decisive blow coming on a ninth-inning home run by Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina off Mets reliever Aaron Heilman. This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... While the game goes on, a relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen, beyond the outfield fence In baseball, the bullpen is the area where pitchers warm-up before entering a game. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1] Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Márquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on... Yadier B. Molina (born July 13, 1982 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. ... Aaron Michael Heilman (born November 12, 1978 in Logansport, Indiana) is a sidearm-throwing Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. ...


In the 2006 offseason, the Mets signed veteran outfielder Moisés Alou to replace Cliff Floyd in left field and provide a right-handed bat in the middle of the lineup. Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Dominican American All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... Cornelius Clifford Floyd Cornelius Clifford Floyd (December 5, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs. ...


After their success in 2006, there were high expectations for the Mets in 2007, and they started the season strong, compiling a 34-18 record through May 31. And although they played .500 ball over the rest of the season, the Mets still had a seven-game lead in September, with 17 games to go. The Mets, however, would lose 11 of their next 16, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to tie them with three games left. The Mets lost to the Marlins 8-1 in the final game of the season, while the Phillies went on to win their final game, 6-1, against the Nationals and clinch the NL East by one game. The Mets became first team in baseball history to blow a lead of seven or more games with only 17 games to play.[8], and, by one analysis, it was the worst collapse overall in regular season baseball history.[9] Despite the season ending debacle, Minaya announced that Randolph would remain as manager for the 2008 season.[10] The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...


On January 29, 2008, the Mets agreed to trade four minor league prospects, including outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitcher Philip Humber to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Johan Santana.[11] Santana agreed to a six-year contract extension on February 1 worth $150.75 million, the highest amount ever for a pitcher on a long-term contract. The trade was finalized on February 2 when Santana passed his physical.[12] is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos A. Gomez (born December 4, 1985 in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is an outfielder for the New York Mets. ... Philip Humber Philip Gregory Humber (born December 21, 1982 in Nacogdoches, Texas) is a minor-league baseball pitcher in the New York Mets organization. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... Johan Alexander Santana Araque (pronounced born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets after being traded from the Minnesota Twins in February 2008. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 17, 2008, just two hours after the team's 9–6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Mets fired manager Willie Randolph, as well as pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto. They were replaced by interim manager Jerry Manuel and coaches Ken Oberkfell, Dan Warthen, and Luis Aguayo. Oberkfell was named first base coach, Warthen was named pitching coach, Aguayo was named third base coach and Sandy Alomar, Sr. was moved to bench coach. [13] is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Rick Peterson is the pitching coach for the New York Mets, a Major League Baseball team. ... Thomas Tom Andrew Nieto is the catching instructor for the New York Mets. ... Jerry Manuel (born December 23, 1953 in Hahira, Georgia) is a former manager in Major League Baseball, having led the Chicago White Sox from 1998 to 2003. ... Kenneth Ray Oberkfell (born May 4, 1956, in Highland, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball third and second baseman. ... Daniel Dean Warthen (born December 1, 1952, in Omaha, Nebraska) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Luis Aguayo (Born March 13, 1959 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) is a former major league baseball player. ... Sandy Alomar, Sr. ...


Citi Field

Main article: Citi Field

On June 12, 2005 a plan was announced for a new Mets ballpark to be built adjacent to Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens. Construction of the new stadium is being paid by the Mets, while "infrastructure improvement" costs at the site are to be paid by the city. The stadium was originally dubbed Mets Ballpark, before a corporate sponsor was found. Many fans had hoped the park would be named in honor of Jackie Robinson. The naming rights of the stadium were sold to Citigroup and the name Citi Field was officially announced at the November groundbreaking.[14] Citigroup reportedly agreed to pay $20 million a year for the rights, which would be the most lucrative naming rights deal ever in terms of revenue per year.[15]The final mix of private and public funding has not been settled. As of 2008, Shea Stadium is the fifth oldest stadium among the 30 ballparks in major league baseball. Shea Stadium is nearly as old as Ebbets Field was when the Dodgers abandoned it. The current site of Shea Stadium is to be a parking lot for Citi Field. Citi Field will be the new Major League Baseball stadium for the New York Mets that is being built in Willets Point in the New York City borough of Queens as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which was itself constructed in 1964 adjacent to the site of the... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing, founded in 1645, is an expansive neighborhood in the north central part of the New York City borough of Queens, ten miles east of Manhattan. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Citi redirects here. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ...

Rendering of Citi Field.

Citi Field will be a retropark, featuring the name Citi from Citi bank, which is directly owned by Citi Bank, following current architectural trends in stadium design. It will follow the brick and steel-truss trend begun by the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992. The exterior facade will resemble Ebbets Field, former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The new stadium will be an open-air design, designed to give the fans a more personal experience. The stadium will only hold 45,000 fans, which is less than the current capacity of Shea Stadium. According to design notes the lesser capacity creates better sightlines and a more contoured seating configuration, allowing seating closer to the field. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland, which was completed in 1992 to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


The field, however, will not have a dome or retractable roof installed, as had been discussed for Shea Stadium in the late 1970s, and had been originally planned. This will not negate one of the main complaints with Shea Stadium; that the consistent jet noise from LaGuardia Airport makes it hard to hear well.


Construction of the new stadium began in 2006. Most of the current parking lot was closed off to begin preparing for the installation of the main support columns during the 2006 season, but the official groundbreaking did not take place until November 13, just beyond the left field bleachers of Shea Stadium. The stadium is scheduled to open for the 2009 season. is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

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Team Trivia

  • The Mets held the New York baseball attendance record for 29 years. They broke the Yankees' 1948 record by drawing nearly 2.7 million in 1970. The Mets broke their own record five times before the Yankees took it back in 1999.[3][4]
The home run apple in Shea Stadium
The home run apple in Shea Stadium
  • When a Mets player hits a home run at Shea Stadium, a big red apple emerges from a giant top hat behind center right field sometimes accompanied by a small fireworks display. The apple will reportedly live on at Citi Field, but it is unclear whether the original apple will be moved or a new apple constructed.
  • The Mets' first scheduled game was postponed due to rain on April 10, 1962 at St. Louis.
  • No Met pitcher has ever thrown a no-hitter, and the Mets have gone longer than any other major league franchise without pitching a no-hitter — more than seven thousand games. Ironically, a number of pitchers -- Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Mike Scott, Doc Gooden, Hideo Nomo, Al Leiter, and David Cone, just to name a few -- have thrown no-hitters either before joining the Mets or after leaving the team. David Cone pitched a perfect game for crosstown rivals New York Yankees. Three potential no-hitters for Mets pitchers have been broken up by late-game infield hits. Pedro Martínez, Mike Pelfrey, and John Maine all lost their no hitter in the 7th or 8th inning. Tom Seaver twice pitched 8 1/3 innings without allowing a hit for the Mets.
  • The Mets have appeared in more World Series — four —than any other expansion team in Major League Baseball history. They have won two championships, tied with the Toronto Blue Jays and Florida Marlins for the most titles among expansion teams.
  • The first major sporting event to take place in New York City after the September 11, 2001 attacks was played at Shea Stadium on September 21, 2001, when the Mets hosted the Atlanta Braves. The Mets came from behind to win, 3-2, on an eighth inning home run by Mike Piazza. Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lifelong fan of the rival Yankees, attended the game and was cheered by the crowd for his leadership in the preceding ten days.[16]
  • After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Mets, as well as other teams in the league, wore Red Cross, FDNY, and NYPD hats. Unlike the other teams, the Mets wore these for the rest of the year, despite threats of fines by Major League Baseball.
  • In 1998, the Independent Budget Office of the city of New York published a study on the economic impact of the city's two Major League Baseball teams. The study included an analysis of where fans of both the Mets and the Yankees resided. The study found that 39% of Mets fans lived in one of the five boroughs of New York, 49% in the tri-state area outside the city and 12% elsewhere. Mets fans were more likely to be found in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Long Island counties of Nassau and Suffolk, whereas Manhattan, the Bronx, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the counties of Westchester and Rockland leaned more towards the Yankees.[17]
  • On April 5, 1993, the Mets played the first game in the history of the Colorado Rockies. Then on April 19, 1995, they played the first game in the history of Coors Field (the Rockies' new home).
  • On October 3, 2004, the Mets played against the Montreal Expos in their last game before they became the Washington Nationals. The last out of that game was recorded by then-Expo and former Met farmhand Endy Chavez, who subsequently came back to the Mets in 2006. Coincidentally, the Mets also played against the Expos in the franchise's inaugural game. Both games were contested at Shea Stadium.
  • The 2006 Mets were the first team in MLB history to win eight consecutive road games after scoring in the first inning of each game.
  • On July 16, 2006, the Mets set a franchise record by scoring 11 runs in one inning. It took place in the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs. There were three home runs in the inning; a two-run homer by David Wright, and grand slams from both Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltrán. The Mets sent 16 batters to the plate in the inning, which took 41 minutes to complete and started with a pop out by Chris Woodward.[18]
  • In July 2006, the Mets became the third team to hit six grand slams in a month, joining the Cleveland Indians of May 1999 and the Montreal Expos in April 1996. Carlos Beltrán tied the Major League record for slams in a month with three, José Valentín hit two and Cliff Floyd hit one.[19]

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Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani (pronounced ;[1] born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, businessman, and politician from the state of New York who was Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. ... Red Cross redirects here. ... 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Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym Connecticuter or Connecticutian[2] Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[4] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[5] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county located in the U.S. state of New York with about 950,000 residents. ... The Tappan Zee Bridge, in a view looking toward Rockland. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... Endy Chávez (SHAH-vez) (born February 7, 1978 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays for the Washington Nationals. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... July 16 is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... David Allen Wright, born December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia, is an All-Star Third Baseman in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Cornelius Clifford Floyd Cornelius Clifford Floyd (December 5, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... For the Mexican progressive rock musician, see Carlos Beltrán (musician). ... Christopher Michael Woody Woodward (born June 27, 1976 in Covina, California) is a Major League Baseball infielder with the Atlanta Braves. ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short) is a home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ...

Individual Trivia

Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Tommie Agee (1969) Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 in Magnolia, Alabama - January 22, 2001 in New York City) was a center fielder most noted for making what were arguably two of the greatest catches in World Series history. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into New York Mets. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances. ... Harry Chiti (November 16, 1932 - January 31, 2002) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The concept of the player to be named later is most often associated with Major League Baseball, and specifically trades between teams. ... David Allen Wright, born December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia, is an All-Star Third Baseman in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Michael Stanley Myers (born June 26, 1969 in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a left-handed relief pitcher who most recently played for the New York Yankees. ... Citi Field will be the new Major League Baseball stadium for the New York Mets that is being built in Willets Point in the New York City borough of Queens as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which was itself constructed in 1964 adjacent to the site of the... Howie Rose (born 1954) is an American sportscaster with the New York Mets and the New York Islanders for WFAN and Fox Sports New York. ... Citi Field will be the new Major League Baseball stadium for the New York Mets that is being built in Willets Point in the New York City borough of Queens as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which was itself constructed in 1964 adjacent to the site of the...

Quick facts

Founded: 1962
Owner(s): Fred Wilpon (Private)
General Manager: Omar Minaya
Manager: Jerry Manuel (interim)
Uniform Colors: Blue, orange, white and black
Logo Design:
  • An interlocking N and Y with decorative serifs.
  • Mets in orange script over a blue New York City skyline over a bridge. The logo is super-imposed over a baseball, with orange stitching running over it.
Team Mascot: Mr. Met
Team Motto(s):
  • "The Amazins"
  • "Last Season At Shea." (2008)
  • "Your Season Has Come." (2007)
  • "The Team. The Time. The Mets." (2006)
  • "Next Year is Now" (2005)
  • "The New Mets" (2005)
  • "Catch the Energy" (2004)
  • "Always Believe" (2002)
  • "Amazin' Again" (2000)
  • "Are You Ready? New Year, New Team, New Magic" (1999)
  • "Show Up At Shea!" (1998)
  • "Believe in the '98 Mets!" (1998)
  • "Hardball Is Back!" (1992)
  • "Excellence. Again And Again" (1989)
  • "Lets Go for it Again" (1988)
  • "Lets Do it Again" (1987)
  • "Baseball Like it Oughta Be" (1986)
  • "Catch the Rising Stars" (1985)
  • "There's No Power Shortage Here" (1983)
  • "The Magic is Back" (1980)
  • "You Gotta Believe!" (1973)
Theme Song(s):
  • "Meet the Mets"- Fight song written in 1961 by Bill Katz and Ruth Roberts. Is played at the gate, during broadcasts, and during an in-game sing-along at Shea Stadium
  • "Lazy Mary"- Song by Lou Monte played during every seventh inning stretch, after "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
  • "New York State of Mind"- Billy Joel (originated during a performance at Madison Square Garden before the first game of the '86 World Series, Bobby Ojeda and Gary Carter presented Joel with a signature Mets jacket of his own after it was played.)
  • "Takin' Care of Business"- Played at Shea after a Mets victory.
  • "L.A. Woman"- "Mr. Mojo Rising" refrain used during the Mets Playoff run in 1999.
  • "The Curly Shuffle"- Novelty song by Jump 'N The Saddle Band was played frequently during the 1980's.
  • "Let's Go Mets Go"- 1986
  • "Who Let The Mets Out?"- 2000 - Written by David Brody of Z100. Recorded by the Baha Men
  • "And We Say...Let's Go Mets!"-2006 - Written by David Brody of Z100 - Recorded by Lucas Prata
  • "Rise Up (Mets)!" -2007 - Written by David Brody of Z100 - Recorded by Kat Deluna
Local Television Affiliates: SportsNet New York, WPIX New York
Announcers: Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez, Kevin Burkhardt
Local Radio Affiliates: WFAN, WADO (Spanish)
Announcers: Howie Rose, Wayne Hagin, Ed Coleman[20]
Spring Training Facility: Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, FL

The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Fred Wilpon, a graduate of the University of Michigan is a baseball executive with the National League New York Mets of which he became a part-owner in 1980. ... Omar Minaya (born November 10, 1958) is a baseball executive who is currently the general manager of the New York Mets. ... Jerry Manuel (born December 23, 1953 in Hahira, Georgia) is a former manager in Major League Baseball, having led the Chicago White Sox from 1998 to 2003. ... In typography, serifs are non-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Mr. ... Meet the Mets is the fight song of the New York Mets of the National League. ... New York State of Mind is a song written by Billy Joel about New York City. ... Robert Michael (Bob or Bobby) Ojeda (b. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Takin Care of Business is a song written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive for their 1973 album Bachman-Turner Overdrive II. Licensed as the theme to Office Depot commercials and re-recorded by many bands (including a famous cover by The Chipmunks... L.A. Woman is a song by American rock band The Doors. ... The Curly Shuffle is a novelty song by the group Jump N The Saddle Band first released in 1983, an homage to the the Three Stooges film comedy team. ... Jump N the Saddle Band was a country pop group from Chicago, Illinois. ... Lets Go Mets Go! (also entitled Lets Go Mets!) was the rally song of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets baseball team. ... SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ... WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City. ... For other persons named Gary Cohen, see Gary Cohen (disambiguation). ... Ronald (born August 19, 1960) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see WFAN (disambiguation). ... WADO is a radio station on 1280 AM. WADO serves New York City and is owned by Univision. ... Howie Rose (born 1954) is an American sportscaster with the New York Mets and the New York Islanders for WFAN and Fox Sports New York. ... Ed Coleman is a radio reporter/host for the New York Mets on WFAN. He also did some radio work for the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, as well as the 1994 Winter Olympics. ... Thomas J. White Stadium is a baseball field located in Port St. ... Port St. ...

Uniform and logo symbolism

Uniform color and design

The Mets' colors are blue, orange, and white, symbolic of the return of National League baseball to New York after the Brooklyn Dodgers (blue) and New York Giants (orange) moved to California. Blue, orange and white are also the colors of the New York City flag. The NBA's New York Knicks were the first New York City-area team to use blue and orange as their team colors, and have been followed by the Mets and the NHL's New York Islanders. National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NBA redirects here. ... Knicks redirects here. ... NHL redirects here. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ...


Currently the Mets wear an assortment of uniforms. One variation includes solid gray road jerseys with blue piping on the sleeves, the jersey front, and down the side of the pant legs. "NEW YORK" is printed across the front of road jerseys in old English style font. Another uniform combination includes a white home jersey with blue pinstripes and "Mets" written across the front in script. Prior to the 1997 season the Mets introduced "snow white" home jerseys as an alternate home jersey. Like the road uniforms, they feature blue piping but are completely white, devoid of pinstripes, and features the cursive "Mets" written across the front. The standard cap is blue with an orange "NY" logo, which is usually worn with the two white home jerseys. Before the 1998 season black was added as an official Mets color. Black drop-shadows were added to the blue and orange lettering on the white and gray jerseys. Solid black alternate home and road jerseys with blue piping and blue lettering trimmed in orange and white were introduced. Two alternate caps were also introduced - a black cap with a blue brim and a blue "NY" logo trimmed in orange (worn with the white and gray jerseys) and an all black cap with a blue "NY" logo trimmed in orange and white (worn with the black jerseys).


The Mets wear three styles of Coolflo batting helmets, depending what cap they are wearing that day. If they are wearing their black cap with blue brim, the batting helmets have a blue brim and fade to black in the back with a black "NY" outlined in white. If they are wearing their all-black caps, the batting helmets are all black with a blue "NY" outlined in white then orange, and if they are wearing their all-blue caps, the batting helmets are all-blue with an orange "NY" with no outlines. The Coolflo is a batting helmet designed by Rawlings and first put into regular used during the 2006 Major League Baseball season. ...


Logo

The cap logo is identical to the logo used by the New York Giants in their final years, and is on a blue cap reminiscent of the caps worn by the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the primary logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gatto, each part of the skyline has special meaning — at the left is a church spire, symbolic of Brooklyn, the borough of churches; the second building from the left is the Williamsburg Savings Bank, the tallest building in Brooklyn; next is the Woolworth Building; after a general skyline view of midtown comes the Empire State Building; at the far right is the United Nations Building. The bridge in the center symbolizes that the Mets, in bringing back the National League to New York, represent all five boroughs.[5] Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


Postseason appearances

Year NLDS* NLCS World Series
1969 Atlanta Braves W (3-0) Baltimore Orioles W (4-1)
1973 Cincinnati Reds W (3-2) Oakland Athletics L (4-3)
1986 Houston Astros W (4-2) Boston Red Sox W (4-3)
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers L (4-3)
1999 Arizona Diamondbacks W (3-1) Atlanta Braves L (4-2)
2000 San Francisco Giants W (3-1) St. Louis Cardinals W (4-1) New York Yankees L (4-1)
2006 Los Angeles Dodgers W (3-0) St. Louis Cardinals L (4-3)
  • The National League Division Series was added in 1995

In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The 1969 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five match-up between the Eastern Division champion New York Mets and the Western Division champion Atlanta Braves. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... The 1973 National League Championship Series was played between the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds from October 6 to October 10. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Dates: October 13 – October 21 MVP: Reggie Jackson (Oakland) Television: NBC Announcers: Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek, Monte Moore and Lindsey Nelson Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Augie Donatelli (NL), Jerry Neudecker (AL), Paul Pryor (NL), Russ Goetz (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics over Baltimore Orioles (3-2) NLCS: New... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... 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This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The 1988 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League East champion New York Mets. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... The 1999 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 1999 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 5, and ended on Saturday, October 9, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... 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The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... 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Baseball Hall-of-Famers

  • Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Names in Bold - Inducted as Met
* Carter asked that his Hall of Fame plaque either be depicted as split between the Mets and Montreal Expos, or just as a Met. The Hall of Fame denied both of Carter's requests and he was inducted as an Expo.

Don Richard Richie Ashburn (March 19, 1927 - September 9, 1997) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Duke Sniders number 4 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 Edwin Donald Duke Snider (born September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, California), nicknamed The Silver Fox, is a former Major League baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975), nicknamed The Old Professor, was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ...

Retired numbers

The numbers honored are as follows:

Retired numbers by the Mets, as they appear in left field (Sept. 2007).
Retired numbers by the Mets, as they appear in left field (Sept. 2007).

Casey
Stengel

M: 1962-65

Retired 1965

Gil
Hodges

1B: 1962-63
M: 1968-71
Retired 1973

Tom
Seaver

P: 1967-77,83

Retired 1988

Jackie
Robinson

Retired by
all of MLB
Retired 1997

In addition, Tom Seaver is the only Met ever to win the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award in 1969 and was voted the Mets "Hometown Hero" in a 2006 poll sponsored by DHL. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 245 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 1000 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 245 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 1000 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Metret37. ... Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975), nicknamed The Old Professor, was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. ... Image File history File links Metret14. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Image File history File links Metret41. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Metret42. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... A DHL Boeing 757 at Cologne/Bonn Airport. ...


Major League Baseball retired Jackie Robinson's number 42 on April 15, 1997, when the Mets played the Dodgers at Shea Stadium, although Butch Huskey wore the number throughout the rest of his Mets career (due to a grandfather clause placed on the retired number by MLB). Mo Vaughn also wore number 42 during his stint with the Mets, due to the same clause. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Robert Leon Butch Huskey (born November 10, 1971 in Anadarko, Oklahoma), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1993 and 1995-2000. ... A grandfather clause is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply to all future situations. ... [[:Template:Mlbretired]] Maurice Samuel Mo Vaughn (born December 15, 1967 in Norwalk, Connecticut), nicknamed Hit Dog, (a nickname given to him by his Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers at Seton Hall University) was a Major League Baseball first baseman from 1991 to 2003. ...


On April 8, 2008, the final Opening Day at Shea Stadium, the Mets unveiled a sign bearing the name "Shea" in the left-field corner above the fence, next to the team's retired numbers listed above. William Alfred Bill Shea (June 21, 1907 – October 2, 1991) was a lawyer who is best known for his part in the return of National League professional baseball to New York City after the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants after the 1957 season, and for the...


Numbers out of circulation but not retired

The Mets have not issued number 8 since Gary Carter was elected to the Hall of Fame.[21] Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ...


When the Mets honored Carter, they did not retire number 8 at that time, but instead gave him a replica of his Hall of Fame plaque depicting him as a Met instead of an Expo.


John Franco wore number 31 for the Mets until 1998, when he switched to number 45 to accommodate Mike Piazza, who wore it until leaving the Mets after the 2005 season. The Mets have not issued number 31 since Piazza's departure. There is also a growing debate that number 45 be retired in honor of the late Tug McGraw. Pedro Martinez currently wears his number.[21] John Anthony Franco (b. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ...


When Willie Mays retired after the 1973 season, owner Joan Whitney Payson (who had great admiration for Mays) promised Mays his number would not be issued to another player. Since then, number 24 has been issued only twice: to 1B-OF Kelvin Torve (by mistake in 1990); and to OF Rickey Henderson, as a player (1999-2000) and as a coach (2007). [21] Kelvin Curtis Torve was a Major League Baseball player. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ...


Team captains

Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Bill Buckners error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. ... John Anthony Franco (b. ...

Current roster

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Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen
John Kevin Maine (born May 8, 1981 in Fredericksburg, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Michael Alan (Mike) Pelfrey (born January 14, 1984) is a starting pitcher in the New York Mets organization. ... Óliver Pérez Martinez (born August 15, 1981 in Culiacán, Mexico) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays with the New York Mets. ... Johan Alexander Santana Araque (pronounced born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets after being traded from the Minnesota Twins in February 2008. ...

Closer
Pedro Juan Feliciano (born August 25, 1976 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher with the New York Mets. ... Aaron Michael Heilman (born November 12, 1978 in Logansport, Indiana) is a sidearm-throwing Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. ... Carlos Javier Muñiz (born March 12, 1981, in Torrance, California) is an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets organization. ... Duaner Sánchez (born October 14, 1979) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the New York Mets. ... Scott David Schoeneweis [SHOW-en-WEISS] (born October 2, 1973, in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Joseph Joe Michael Smith (born March 22, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a right-handed pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. ...

Catchers

Infielders
William Billy Edward Wagner (born July 25, 1971 in Tannersville, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball closer for the New York Mets. ... Robinson Cancel (born May 4, 1976, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) is a catcher for the New York Mets organization in Major League Baseball. ... Ramón Abraham Castro (born March 1, 1976 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the New York Mets In 1994, Castro became the first player out of Puerto Rico to ever be drafted in the first round of the MLB... Brian Schneider is a U.S. baseball player. ...

Outfielders
This article is about the baseball player. ... Jacinto Damion Easley, born on November 11, 1969 in New York City, New York, is a Major League Baseball player. ... Argenis N. Reyes Sanchez (born September 25, 1982 in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a second baseman for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. ... This article is about the New York Mets shortstop. ... Fernando Tatis, Jr. ... Wright during 2007 spring training. ...

Pitchers

Catchers
Marlon Ordell Anderson is a Major League Baseball infielder who was born on January 16, 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama. ... For the Mexican progressive rock musician, see Carlos Beltrán (musician). ... Endy De Jesus Chávez (Pronounced: CHA-vez), born February 7, 1978 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela is an outfielder in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Nicholas R. Evans (born January 30, 1986 in Glendale, California) is a first baseman and outfielder in the New York Mets organization. ... Antonio José Armas (born April 29, 1978), better known as Tony Armas, Jr. ... Adam Scott Bostick (born March 17, 1983, in Jeannette, Pennsylvania) is an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Willie Collazo (born November 7, 1979 in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a left handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the New York Mets. ... Ruddy Lugo (born on May 22, 1980 in Barahona, Dominican Republic) is a major league pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Jason M. Vargas (born February 2, 1983 in Seattle, Washington) is a left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets. ... Matt Wise (born November 18, 1975 in Montclair, California), is a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher with the Milwaukee Brewers. ...

Infielders
Gustavo Eduardo Molina (born February 2, 1982 in La Guaira, Venezuela) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago White Sox. ...

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Outfielders
Luis Antonio Castillo (born September 12, 1975 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the New York Mets. ... Anderson Hernández (born October 30, 1982 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a middle infielder in Major League Baseball playing for the New York Mets. ...

Manager

Coaches
Christopher Louis Aguila (born February 23, 1979 in Redwood City, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder with the Florida Marlins. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Dominican American All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... Church with the Nationals in 2007 Ryan Matthew Church (born October 14, 1978 in Lompoc, California) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the New York Mets. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... Angel Anthony Pagán (born July 2, 1981 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a current outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Jerry Manuel (born December 23, 1953 in Hahira, Georgia) is a former manager in Major League Baseball, having led the Chicago White Sox from 1998 to 2003. ...

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Luis Aguayo (Born March 13, 1959 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) is a former major league baseball player. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... Sandy Alomar, Sr. ... Guy Clyde Conti (b. ... Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo, is a former switch hitting third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs from 1982 to 1995. ... Juan López (born: November 6, 1956 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is the current New York Mets bullpen pitcher. ... Kenneth Ray Oberkfell (born May 4, 1956, in Highland, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball third and second baseman. ... Dave Racaniello (born June 3, 1978 in Stamford, Connecticut) has been the bullpen catcher for the New York Mets since 2001. ... Daniel Dean Warthen (born December 1, 1952, in Omaha, Nebraska) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ...


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Minor league affiliations

League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation New York Mets Home ballpark Zephyr Field Previous home ballparks Mile High Stadium City Metairie, Louisiana Current uniform colors navy, green Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Zephyrs in navy blue outlined in white and green. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... League Eastern League (1923-37, 1940-63, 1967-68, 1992- ) Division Northern Division Year founded 1992 Major League affiliation New York Mets (91) Home ballpark NYSEG Stadium (formerly Binghamton Municipal Stadium) Previous home ballparks None City Binghamton, New York (92) Current uniform colors blue, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The St. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... The Savannah Sand Gnats are a minor league baseball team in Savannah, Georgia and are a Class A farm team in the South Atlantic League, being affiliated with the New York Mets[1]. In the past, they have been a farm team of the Montréal Expos/Washington Nationals (2003... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... Class-Level A Minor League affiliations New York - Penn League McNamara Division Major League affiliations New York Mets Name St. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Kingsport Mets are a minor league baseball team based in Kingsport, Tennessee. ... The Appalachian League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Virginia and Tennessee region. ... The Gulf Coast Mets are the Rookie minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. ... The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... [ [ Image:VSL.gif|experiencia del ninguna de párrafo jugadores de poca o del liga del una de liga venezolana del verano es del la del derecha del la ] ] . en Venezuela de Aragua y Carabobo de los estados de los los del en del funciona del liga del la. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ...

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All-time regular season record (1962-2007): 3,496 won - 3,816 lost Playoffs: 43-31 . ... Below is an alphabetical list of every player that has played for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball since the franchises inception in 1962. ... The New York Mets Hall of Fame was created in 1981 to recognize the careers of former New York Mets players, managers, broadcasters and executives. ... // Gary Carter, 1987-1989 Keith Hernandez, 1987-1989 John Franco, 2001-2004 Tom Seaver, 1967 Jon Matlack, 1972 Darryl Strawberry, 1983 Dwight Gooden 1984 none Tom Seaver, 1969, 1973, 1975 Dwight Gooden, 1985 none Ron Darling, 1989 none Keith Hernandez, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Doug Flynn, 1980 Bud... // Batting Average: .315 John Olerud On-Base Percentage: .425 John Olerud Slugging Percentage: .542 Mike Piazza OPS: .926 John Olerud Games: 1,853 Ed Kranepool At Bats: 5,436 Ed Kranepool Runs: 662 Darryl Strawberry Hits: 1,418 Ed Kranepool Total Bases: 2,047 Ed Kranepool Doubles: 225 Ed Kranepool... Broadcasting for the New York Mets is as follows: // SportsNet New York (2006-) WPIX (Channel 11) (1999-) MSG Network (2002-2005) SportsChannel New York/FSN New York (1980-2005) WOR/WWOR (Channel 9) (1962-1998) WFAN (July 1, 1987-) WHN (1964-1966, 1972-1974, 1983- June 30, 1987) WMCA (1978... Casey Stengel (1962-65) Wes Westrum (1965-67) Gil Hodges (1968-71) Yogi Berra (1972-75) Roy McMillan (1975) Joe Frazier (1976-77) Joe Torre (1977-81) George Bamberger (1982-83) Frank Howard (1983) Davey Johnson (1984-90) Bud Harrelson (1990-91) Jeff Torborg (1992-93) Dallas Green (1993-96... The Yankees-Mets rivalry is the latest incarnation of the Subway Series, the Major League Baseball competition between the New York City professional baseball crosstown rivals, between the New York Yankees of the American League and the New York Mets of the National League. ... The Mets-Phillies Rivalry is the intense rivalry between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, sometimes called the Turnpike Series based on the New Jersey Turnpike connection between New York City and Philadelphia. ...

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Lindsey Nelson (May 25, 1919 - June 10, 1995) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of college football and New York Mets baseball. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Fred Wilpon, a graduate of the University of Michigan is a baseball executive with the National League New York Mets of which he became a part-owner in 1980. ... Nelson Doubleday, Jr. ... J. Frank Cashen (born 1922[1]) is a former general manager in Major League Baseball. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, is a former major league baseball player. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Ronald (born August 19, 1960) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos. ... Bill Buckners error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. ... Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off it. ... David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... For other persons named Gary Cohen, see Gary Cohen (disambiguation). ... John Anthony Franco (b. ... Howie Rose (born 1954) is an American sportscaster with the New York Mets and the New York Islanders for WFAN and Fox Sports New York. ... Steve Francis Phillips (born on May 18, 1963) was the general manager of the New York Mets from 1997-2003. ... Alois Terry Al Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Robin Mark Ventura (born July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... Jeff Wilpon is the COO of the New York Mets baseball team. ... José Reyes (born June 11, 1983 born in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who has played for the New York Mets since 2003. ... Wright during 2007 spring training. ... Omar Minaya (born November 10, 1958) is a baseball executive who is currently the general manager of the New York Mets. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Carlos Beltr n (born April 24, 1977) is a Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954, in Holly Hill, South Carolina) is the manager of the New York Mets in Major League Baseball and former player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and New York Mets. ... Endy Chávez (SHAH-vez) (born February 7, 1978 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays for the Washington Nationals. ... Johan Alexander Santana Araque (pronounced born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets after being traded from the Minnesota Twins in February 2008. ... William Alfred Bill Shea (June 21, 1907 – October 2, 1991) was a lawyer who is best known for his part in the return of National League professional baseball to New York City after the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants after the 1957 season, and for the... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975), nicknamed The Old Professor, was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... The 1969 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five match-up between the Eastern Division champion New York Mets and the Western Division champion Atlanta Braves. ... The 1973 National League Championship Series was played between the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds from October 6 to October 10. ... The 1986 National League Championship Series pitted the New York Mets against the Houston Astros. ... The 2000 National League Championship Series, to determine the champion of Major League Baseballs National League, was played between the Central Division champion St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1969 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1969 season was the 8th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1970 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1970 season was the 9th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1971 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1971 season was the 10th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1972 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Yogi Berra Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1972 season was the 11th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1973 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Yogi Berra Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1973 season was the 12th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1974 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Yogi Berra Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1974 season was the 13th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1975 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Yogi Berra and Roy McMillan Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1975 season was the 14th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1976 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Joe Frazier Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1976 season was the 15th regular season for the Mets. ... The New York Mets 1977 season was the 16th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1978 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Joe Torre Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1978 season was the 17th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1979 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Joe Torre Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1979 season was the 18th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1980 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Joe Torre Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1980 season was the 19th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1981 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Joe Torre Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1981 season was the 20th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1982 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) George Bamberger Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1982 season was the 21st regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1983 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) George Bamberger and Frank Howard Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1983 season was the 22nd regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1984 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Davey Johnson Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1984 season was the 23rd regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1985 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Davey Johnson Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1985 season was the 24th regular season for the Mets. ... The 1986 New York Mets was the Mets 25th season in the National League. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1987 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Davey Johnson Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1987 season was the 26th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1988 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Davey Johnson Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1988 season was the 27th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1989 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Davey Johnson Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1989 season was the 28th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1990 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Davey Johnson and Bud Harrelson Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1990 season was the 29th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1991 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bud Harrelson and Mike Cubbage Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1991 season was the 30th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1992 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Jeff Torborg Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1992 season was the 31st regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1993 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Jeff Torborg and Dallas Green Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1993 season was the 32nd regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1994 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Dallas Green Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1994 season was the 33rd regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1995 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Dallas Green Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1995 season was the 34th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1996 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Dallas Green and Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1996 season was the 35th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1997 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1997 season was the 36th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1998 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1998 season was the 37th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1999 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1999 season was the 38th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2000 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2000 season was the 39th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2001 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2001 season was the 40th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2002 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2002 season was the 41st regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2003 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Art Howe Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2003 season was the 42nd regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2004 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Art Howe Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2004 season was the 43rd regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2005 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Willie Randolph Local television WPIX Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2005 season was the 44th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2006 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Willie Randolph Local television SportsNet New York WPIX (CW 11) Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2006 season was the 45th regular season for the Mets. ... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 2007 Information Owner(s) Fred Wilpon Manager(s) Willie Randolph Local television SportsNet New York WPIX (CW 11) Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 2007 season was the 46th regular season for the Mets. ... The 2008 New York Mets season is the franchises 47th season. ... League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation New York Mets Home ballpark Zephyr Field Previous home ballparks Mile High Stadium City Metairie, Louisiana Current uniform colors navy, green Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Zephyrs in navy blue outlined in white and green. ... League Eastern League (1923-37, 1940-63, 1967-68, 1992- ) Division Northern Division Year founded 1992 Major League affiliation New York Mets (91) Home ballpark NYSEG Stadium (formerly Binghamton Municipal Stadium) Previous home ballparks None City Binghamton, New York (92) Current uniform colors blue, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design... The St. ... The Savannah Sand Gnats are a minor league baseball team in Savannah, Georgia and are a Class A farm team in the South Atlantic League, being affiliated with the New York Mets[1]. In the past, they have been a farm team of the Montréal Expos/Washington Nationals (2003... Class-Level A Minor League affiliations New York - Penn League McNamara Division Major League affiliations New York Mets Name St. ... The Kingsport Mets are a minor league baseball team based in Kingsport, Tennessee. ... The Gulf Coast Mets are the Rookie minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. ... The DSL Mets are a minor-league affiliates of Major League Baseballs New York Mets. ... SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... Tommie Agee (1969) Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 in Magnolia, Alabama - January 22, 2001 in New York City) was a center fielder most noted for making what were arguably two of the greatest catches in World Series history. ... Kenneth George Boswell (February 23, 1946 in Austin, Texas) is a former professional baseball player. ... Donald Eugene Cardwell (born December 7, 1935 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher from 1957 to 1970. ... Edwin Douglas Charles (born on April 29, 1933 in Daytona Beach, Florida is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Donn Alvin Clendenon (July 15, 1935 – September 17, 2005) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Donald Robert Dyer (born August 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball Catcher for the New York Mets (1968-74), Pittsburgh Pirates (1975-78), Montreal Expos (1979), and Detroit Tigers (1980-81). ... Wayne Garrett, born December 3, 1947 in Brooksville, FL, was the New York Mets starting third baseman from 1972 through 1975. ... Rodney Earl Gaspar (born April 3, 1946 in Long Beach, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Gary Edward Gentry (Born October 6, 1946) was a major league baseball player. ... Jerry Grote (born October 6, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Houston Colt . ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... Cleon Jones (1969) Cleon Joseph Jones (born June 7, 1942 in Plateau, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the New York Mets from 1963 to 1975. ... Calvin Lee Koonce (November 18, 1940 in Fayetteville, North Carolina - October 28, 1993 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1962-1971. ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Image:EdKr6002. ... Joseph Clifton Martin (born December 13, 1936 in Axton, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Jim McAndrew (born January 11, 1944 in Lost Nation, Iowa) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1968 to 1974; he pitched for the New York Mets for his first six years, and the San Diego Padres in the last. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... Robert Raymond Pfeil (born: November 13, 1943 in Passaic, New Jersey) is a former righthanded Major League Baseball third baseman who played in 1969 and 1971 for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Arthur Louis Shamsky (born October 14, 1941 in St. ... Ronald Alan Ron Swoboda (born June 30, 1944) was a Major League Baseball player, debuting on April 12 with the New York Mets in 1965. ... Ronald Weasley Taylor (December 16, 1937 in Toronto, Canada) is a former professional baseball player. ... Al Weis (born Albert John Weis on April 2, 1938 in Franklin Square, New York) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Joseph Benjamin Pignatano (born August 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Albert Bluford Rube Walker (born May 16, 1926, in Lenoir, North Carolina – died December 12, 1992, in Morganton, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball catcher. ... For the pioneer American baloonist, see Ed Yost. ... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... Walter Wally Wayne Backman (born September 22, 1959 in Hillsboro, Oregon) is a retired baseball player. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... Ronald (born August 19, 1960) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos. ... Leonard Kyle (Lenny) Dykstra (born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, also known as Nails[1]) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Kevin Daniel Elster (born August 3, 1964) in San Pedro, California, is a retired Major League Baseball shortstop. ... Charles Sidney Fernandez (born October 12, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii) was a Major League Baseball player from 1983-1997. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, is a former major league baseball player. ... Edward John (Ed) Hearn (born August 23, 1960 in Stuart, Florida) is a former backup catcher in Major League who played for the New York Mets (1986) and Kansas City Royals (1987-1988). ... Daniel William Heep (Born July 3, 1957) in San Antonio, Texas, is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo, is a former switch hitting third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs from 1982 to 1995. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... Barry Stephen Lyons (born June 3, 1960) was a right-handed hitting catcher in Major League Baseball from 1986 to 1991 as well as 1995. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Roger Alan McDowell (born December 21, 1960) is the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves and was a right-handed relief pitcher for twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1996. ... For other persons of the same name, see Kevin Mitchell. ... Randal Harold Niemann (born November 15, 1955 in Scotia, California) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1979 to 1987 for the Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and Minnesota Twins. ... Robert Michael Ojeda (born December 17, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who pitched for five different MLB teams over fifteen seasons including the 1986 World Champion New York Mets. ... Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances. ... Rafael Francisco Santana de la Cruz (born January 31, 1958, in La Romana, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the St. ... Douglas Randall Sisk (born September 26, 1957 in Renton, Washington), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues primarily in relief from 1982-1988 and 1990-1991. ... Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off it. ... Timothy Shawn Teufel (born July 7, 1958) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and San Diego Padres from 1983 to 1993. ... Bill Buckners error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... Vernard Arthur Hoscheit (born April 1, 1922, Brunswick, Nebraska; died June 11, 2007, Pierce, Nebraska) was a coach on four World Series championship baseball teams with the Oakland Athletics and the New York Mets. ... William Henry (Bill) Robinson, Jr. ... Melvin Leon Stottlemyre, Sr. ... League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation New York Mets Home ballpark Zephyr Field Previous home ballparks Mile High Stadium City Metairie, Louisiana Current uniform colors navy, green Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Zephyrs in navy blue outlined in white and green. ... League Eastern League (1923-37, 1940-63, 1967-68, 1992- ) Division Northern Division Year founded 1992 Major League affiliation New York Mets (91) Home ballpark NYSEG Stadium (formerly Binghamton Municipal Stadium) Previous home ballparks None City Binghamton, New York (92) Current uniform colors blue, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design... The St. ... The Savannah Sand Gnats are a minor league baseball team in Savannah, Georgia and are a Class A farm team in the South Atlantic League, being affiliated with the New York Mets[1]. In the past, they have been a farm team of the Montréal Expos/Washington Nationals (2003... Class-Level A Minor League affiliations New York - Penn League McNamara Division Major League affiliations New York Mets Name St. ... The Kingsport Mets are a minor league baseball team based in Kingsport, Tennessee. ... The Gulf Coast Mets are the Rookie minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. ... The DSL Mets are a minor-league affiliates of Major League Baseballs New York Mets. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article is about the 2008 Major League Baseball season only. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) no official nickname (1901-1907) Other nicknames The Sox, The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... 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New York Mets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6412 words)
The Mets are one of two major league franchises in the City of New York; the other is the New York Yankees of the American League.
New York City received one of the National League teams with Joan Whitney Payson and her husband Charles Shipman Payson, former minority owners of the Giants, as the principal owners.
In 1964, the Mets, who played their first two seasons in the old Polo Grounds, the former home of the Giants, moved to the newly constructed Shea Stadium, a 55,300-seat multipurpose facility built in the Flushing neighborhood of the Borough of Queens, adjacent to the site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs.
New York Mets: Information From Answers.com (5623 words)
The Mets are one of two major league franchises to operate in the City of New York; the other team is the New York Yankees of the American League.
In 1964 the Mets, who played their first two seasons in the old Polo Grounds, the former home of the Giants, moved to the new Shea Stadium, a 55,300-seat multipurpose facility built in the Flushing neighborhood of the borough of Queens, adjacent to the site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs.
Mets fans were likelier to be found in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island whereas Manhattan, the Bronx, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Westchester and Rockland counties leaned more towards the Yankees.
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