New York Mets


The Best and Worst of April

What were the BEST and WORST months of April in New York Mets franchise history? Mets Rewind looks back at the good, the bad and the ugly in April from 1962-present.

April 11, 1962: Beginnings

On the eve of the New York Mets first game in franchise history, general manager George Weiss was asked what his goal was for the fledgling franchise.

A Franchise Tipping Point

New York Mets president Al Harazin was less than two years removed from watching a ball roll through Bill Buckner’s legs; he didn’t need to be reminded just how fragile a post-season lead is. The Mets trailed by two runs and were reduced to a skinny strike on that fateful October night at Shea Stadium in 1986.

Podcast: Bobby Valentine

From Studio 41, the MetsRewind Podcast kicks off the New Year with former Mets manager Bobby Valentine. We discuss his life, career and new book, Valentine's Way, available at your favorite bookseller.


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. 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.

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