Opening Day: Mets By the Numbers

The New York Mets began their 58th season in franchise history on Thursday, March 28 against the Washington Nationals.

As a team, the Mets entered the day with the highest Opening Day winning percentage in the major leagues, compiling a 37-20 (.649) record. After losing their first eight Opening Day games the Mets have won 37 of their last 49 from 1970-current.

Below is an Opening Day infographic featuring a cross-section of Opening Day numbers and highlights:

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Mets Rewind
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.
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