The New York Mets acquired Al Leiter from the Florida Marlins for Jesus Sanchez, Robert Stratton and A. J. Burnett.
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.
Over the first decade of franchise history, the Mets went from worst to first, hapless to heroes and pathetic to Amazin'.
The 1970's marked a decade of Amazin' comebacks, saying goodbye to The Franchise and historic lows by the end of the decade.
"A little roller, up along first, behind the bag, it's gets thru Buckner ... here comes Knight and the Mets win it!" - Vin Scully
From the "Worst Team Money Could Buy" to a dramatic run in the postseason, the 90's were an exciting time to be a Mets fan.
The turn of the century started with the Mets in the Subway (World Series) and ended with a new manager and the franchise in rebuilding mode.
The modern day Mets are again on the rise. The team has returned to their roots, building on young, homegrown pitching talent that propelled the Mets to a World Series in 2015.
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Read about the Mets as we dig deeper into memorable moments in franchise history, including games, player profiles and the record books.
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