The Day Gil Hodges Died

April 2, 1972 began like so many other spring Sunday of Gil Hodges' life. Church and a round of golf with friends. After attending an early Easter service in Florida, Hodges met his coaches on the golf course. As the group walked from the course back to the clubhouse, Hodges collapsed and died of a massive heart attack just two days prior to his 48th birthday.

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

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.

Buck Showalter Press Conference

The New York Mets introduced Buck Showalter as the team's manager. “This is a significant day for the organization,” said Mets general manager Billy Eppler. “Buck is one of the most experienced and accomplished managers in the game. He is the perfect baseball mind to lead this team.”


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.

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