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1977 Vault
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 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...

Seaver’s Strange, Crooked Road

On paper, Tom Seaver’s professional baseball career is remarkable. The man known in New York as “The Franchise” won the 1967 Rookie of the Year, compiled 311 career wins, recorded 20 or more wins...

Podcast: Doug Flynn

Doug Flynn played five seasons with the Mets (1977-1981). He joins us to talk about his time in New York, living in the shadow of the Tom Seaver trade, his small glove and his big hair.

Podcast: Pat Jordan

The last time Pat Jordan saw Tom Seaver it was 2013. After a long day including breakfast in Calistoga, a walk through Seaver’s vineyard and some baseball banter, the writer and the Hall of...

Seaver to Dodgers? Almost.

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...

Link: Tom Seaver’s Farewell

Before he became MLB commissioner, A. Bartlett Giamatti was an avid baseball fan. Despite growing up in Massachusetts, Giamatti loved the game — and Tom Seaver. After the New York Mets...

Link: Pat Zachry’s heartbreaking story

Before he became MLB commissioner, A. Bartlett Giamatti was an avid baseball fan. Despite growing up in Massachusetts, Giamatti loved the game — and Tom Seaver. After the New York Mets...

The Night the Lights Went Out at Shea

Four decades later, the black and white images serve as static reminders of the dark days (and nights) of life in New York at the time.

Seaver Book Excerpt

SEAVER BOOK EXCERPT SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER The following is a partial excerpt from the new book, Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life from Simon and Schuster. The book will be...

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1977 Timeline

Let's take a look back at the highlights of this year in New York Mets franchise history.
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1977 Vault

We have curated stories, photos, video and news clippings from the year in Mets history.
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1977 Roster

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