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Joel Youngblood: No Respect

Today in New York Mets History: August 4, 1982 – Former New York Met Joel Youngblood became the first player in MLB history to get a base hit for two different teams in two different cities in the same day.

The Worst Trade in Baseball History

Every year since 1977, New York Mets fans have viewed the Major League Baseball trade deadline as the darkest day in team history. The trade deadline – June 15, 1977 – was the day the Mets traded Tom Seaver.

Sidd Finch: The Backstory

“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.” — Myra Gelband, former Sports Illustrated editor

All-Star Game Flashback: Maz stars in ’79

Lee Mazzilli sat on the bench at The Kingdome in Seattle for seven innings, watching the 1979 Major League Baseball All-Star unfold. Mazzilli, then the 24-year old New York Mets center fielder who was named to the team by National League manager Tommy Lasorda, was soaking it up like a sponge.

MetsRewind

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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