After the 1957 departure of the
After the 1957 departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York
Giants, the Big Apple was left without a National league franchise. The Mets
started play in 1962 as the city's next National League team.
The Mets' first season was woeful as they finished with the
worst record in the modern era of baseball , 40-120. Only the Cleveland Spiders
had lost more games in a season: 1899, when they went 20-134. Nevertheless, the
Mets were a popular franchise despite their early struggles.
In 1969, the Mets finished with their first winning season,
100-62, en route to an improbable 5 game World Series triumph over the
star-studded Baltimore Orioles.
The Mets would win the World Series once more in 1986,
defeating the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. The Mets were led by Dwight "Doc"
Gooden, Darryl Strawberry and World Series MVP Ray Knight.
The New York Mets' World Series appearances:
1969: Won 4-1 over Baltimore Orioles
1973: Lost 3-4 to Oakland Athletics
1986: Won 4-3 over Boston Red Sox
2000: Lost 1-4 to New York Yankees
Among the Hall of Famers to have played for the Mets are:
Richie Ashburn, OF, (1962)
Yogi Berra, C, (1965), MGR, (1972-1975)
Gary Carter, C, (1985-1989)
Willie Mays, OF, (1972-1973)
Eddie Murray, 1B, (1992-1993)
Nolan Ryan, P, (1966, 1968-1971)
Tom Seaver, P, (1967-1977, 1983)
Duke Snider, OF, (1963)
Warren Spahn, P, (1965)
Casey Stengel, MGR, (1962-1965)
The design of the New York Mets MLB Fleece consists of the
Mets' logos in orange over a royal blue background. The large Mets name
design measures 5 3/4" wide by 3 1/4" tall. The circular Mets' logo measures 4
1/4" in diameter.
This New York Mets Fleece fabric is licensed by Major League
Baseball and is for individual consumption. Any other use of this MLB fleece
fabric is prohibited and illegal. The New York Mets polar fleece fabric is not
suitable for children's sleepwear.