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1968 Vault
The $66 Million Dollar Mystery

This is what the New York Mets were expecting: a middle-of-the-lineup right-handed power hitter who’d hit 30+ home runs and drive in 100+ runs; an above-average defensive left fielder with a...

Like Snowflakes

The Mets left New York just in time. As snow pounded the northeast, players, personnel and media settled into their respective villas in sunny Florida. Then, without warning, on Day One,...

Mets Draft History

The New York Mets June draft has produced some of the most popular players in franchise history including Jon Matlack (1967), Lee Mazzilli (1973), Wally Bakcman (1977), Hubie Brooks (1978), Draryl...

Behind the Mask: Jerry Grote

In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Jerry Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat his catcher in a game of Backgammon, causing Grote to explode and sending the board...

The Subtle Danger of Talent

As a rookie, Tim Leary was being compared Tom Seaver. Then, he started his first MLB game and that dream ended — quickly.

Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets - August 19, 2006
Lasting(s) Impression

Potential. That’s the word that eventually haunts Lastings Milledge most. Potential has two definitions in sports: one, for a prospect, rookie or young professional like Milledge, potential is a...

It’s All Good-en

Dwight Gooden arrived at the Houston Astrodome long before his scheduled start — so early that he had to jump a fence to get into the ballpark. That’s what happens when you’re a teenager (19) on...

Strawberry Season

“I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people; they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.” – Barry Bonds For years, New York Mets fans...

The Magic is Back, If Only for a Night

“ Home runs are over-rated. You don’t have to hit home runs to win. If I don’t get a home run all year, and the team wins, I’ll be more than satisfied.” – Steve Henderson The Reccoppa...

The Education of Daniel Murphy

With one-half of a major league season experience in his back pocket, Daniel Murphy is still learning. His education includes a new vocabulary. In May, Murphy was introduced to a word he’d never...

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.

5 Subway Series We’ll Never Forget

The New York Mets and New York Yankees celebrate a new chapter of the annual Subway Series tonight at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. Since Dave Mlicki’s memorable first game the...

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1968 Timeline

Let's take a look back at the highlights of this year in New York Mets franchise history.
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1968 Vault

We have curated stories, photos, video and news clippings from the year in Mets history.
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1968 Roster

Here are the numbers for this year in New York Mets history including a team roster and season stats.
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