Shea Remembered is a weekly series featuring 10 memorable Mets moments by decade. This feature is intended to stir great Mets memories throughout history. We hope this feature creates great memories and renew ongoing debates.
In 1976, Jon Matlack made his season debut against the Montreal Expos at Shea Stadium, throwing a complete game, four-hit shutout in a 1-0 win. Matlack never allowed a runner past second base the entire game.
On March 28, 1976, the Newark Star Ledger reported that the New York Mets were close to a deal that would send Tom Seaver to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Don Sutton. How close were they to completing a deal? Closer than most fans ever knew at the time.
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. MetsRewind 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.