The New York Giants residency at the Polo Grounds ended not with a bang but with a whimper. On August 19, 1957, the...
METS REWIND BLOG POSTS
Read about the Mets as we dig deeper into memorable moments in franchise history, including games, player profiles and the record books.
PROFILE: ED KRANEPOOL
Ed Kranepool was born and raised in The Bronx. After graduating from James Monroe High School, where he broke Hall of Famer Hank Greenburg’s all-time home run record, Kranepool signed with baseball’s new National League franchise — The New York Mets. At age 17, Kranepool received a $75,000 signing bonus. He spent his entire 18-year career playing for the Mets.
Watch our short documentary on Kranepool’s career and watch the extras as he shares some interesting tales and thoughts on Nolan Ryan, Tim Foli and Gil Hodges.
MAKING BASEBALL HISTORY. EVERY. DAY.
National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles.
Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. From Casey Stengel to Yogi Berra, Marv Throneberry to Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Tug McGraw, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez and Matt Harvey, the Mets are loaded with character(s). Then there are the Amazin’ seasons — 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2006-2008 and 2015 — full of miracles, joy, hope and heartbreak.
Mets Rewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.
Mets Rewind. Making Baseball History. Every. Day.
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