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1962 Vault
A Gong Show Disguised as a Baseball Team

Howard William Cohen was labeled by peers, sports fans – even some allies – as arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose and a show-off.

Seaver Changed Mets Losing Culture

On April 29, 1967 — the day Atlantic Records released Aretha Franklin’s single “Respect” — the New York Mets were shutout, 7-0, by the Cincinnati Reds. The loss dropped the Mets into ninth place...

Link: Kranepool’s Kidney Search

According to a story in today’s New York Post, Ed Kranepool is still searching for a kidney donor. The Post reported, “He was set for a kidney transplant in early January with a...

Link: The Mets’ Magical, Mystical Year

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets first World Series title, the New York Times published a series of stories from the newspapers archives that tracks “how New...

Link: Recalling Gil Hodges, manager of 1969 World Series title

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets first World Series title, the New York Times published a series of stories from the newspapers archives that tracks “how New...

April 11, 1962: A lot of firsts, and a loss

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.

Link: Kranepool gets donor

Former New York Mets first baseman Ed Kranepool is due to get a new kidney next month. Kranepool said the kidney transplant is coming from an anonymous donor.

Link: Baseball that brought Mets first victory finally comes home

How far can one baseball go?This baseball was the one in play when the Mets recorded the first victory in their history, on April 23, 1962, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. You can now see it at the...

Game Rewind: Mets-Phillies (05.04.1962)

The New York Mets played their first-ever game at Connie Mack Stadium on May 4, 1962. The Phillies held the Mets for a 6-5 win. Dallas Green, the future Mets manager, pitched seven innings,...

Game Rewind: Phillies at Mets (08.02.1962)

Despite a pair of home runs by Frank Thomas, the New York Mets dropped a 9-4 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies at The Polo Grounds. Both of Thomas’ home runs came off Phillies starter...

Game Rewind: Dodgers at Mets (08.25.1962)

The New York Mets snap a 3-3 eighth inning tie, scoring three runs on consecutive RBI single from Rod Kanehl, Gene Woodling and pitcher Jay Hook on their way to a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles...

Profile: Ed Kranepool

Ed Kranepool was born and raised in The Bronx. After graduating from James Monroe High School, where he broke Hall of Famer Hank Greenburg’s all-time home run record, Kranepool was signed by...

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