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Mets' all-time retired numbers

June 3, 2024

NEW YORK -- Throughout their history, the Mets have established lofty standards when it comes to retired numbers. With the exception of Gil Hodges, who passed away as an active manager, the Mets have only allowed the numbers of Hall of Famers to grace the upper deck of Citi Field.

The best baseball players born on April 21

April 21, 2024

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for April 21:

The top Mets Draft pick from every season

February 7, 2024

NEW YORK -- For teams that wish to become consistent winners, there is no better avenue than the amateur Draft. That’s been the case for most of the past century, despite the dawn of free agency as a legitimate way to build a roster.

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The top moments of David Wright's career

December 20, 2023

NEW YORK -- The arc of David Wright’s career was unlike any in Mets history -- from his productive start to the injuries that later defined him and, finally, to the return that allowed him to author a piece of his own ending. Although Wright's teams often struggled around him,

Most home runs in a single postseason

October 28, 2023

10 players who you forgot played for the Mets

October 22, 2023

NEW YORK -- Every Mets fan of a certain age recalls Willie Mays playing the final two years of his career for the Mets in the early 1970s. Most remember Eddie Murray checking into Shea Stadium for a two-year stint during the back half of his Hall of Fame career.

Here are top 5 moments in Citi Field history

October 9, 2023

NEW YORK -- Over the first decade-plus of Citi Field’s existence, no matter if it was empty, full, or somewhere in between, the ballpark was a frequent host of history. The Mets have already played some of the most memorable games in franchise lore at Citi Field, which opened in

The best baseball players born on Oct. 9

October 9, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 9: 1) Joe Sewell (1898) Sewell, the first of two Hall of Famers on this list, found his

The best baseball players born on Sept. 24

September 24, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 24: 1) Rafael Palmeiro (1964) Long before the finger-wag seen 'round the world, Palmeiro, a four-time All-Star and

The best baseball players born on Sept. 23

September 23, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 23:

Players who had stints with Mets and Yanks

June 13, 2023

NEW YORK -- For more than six decades, the Mets and Yankees have coexisted fewer than 10 miles apart across the East and Harlem Rivers. Because of it, they’ve shared plenty of experiences, from the now-defunct Mayor’s Trophy Games to the 2000 Subway Series and other Interleague matchups. They also

Most memorable Subway Series moments

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June 13, 2023

The Subway Series always provides some must-see moments. Both teams are in first place for this week's series at Citi Field. But regardless of where the Mets and Yankees are in the standings, their yearly showdowns rank among the MLB season's most intriguing Interleague matchups -- and the Subway Series

Tom Seaver's top 10 moments

November 17, 2022

The pitcher’s mound was Tom Seaver's studio; the baseball, a lump of clay that he routinely shaped into breathtaking masterpieces. George Thomas Seaver was an artist. The comparison became hackneyed from overuse during the right-hander’s heyday. But the shortchanged generations who never saw him pitch must learn that Seaver, like

Piazza's post-9/11 HR brought 'incredible release of emotion' to NY, nation

September 21, 2022

Mike Piazza had no shortage of standout moments during his Hall of Fame career – breaking Carlton Fisk’s record for home runs by a catcher, epic faceoffs with Roger Clemens, going deep to cap a 10-run comeback by the Mets in 2000. But if you ask Piazza, one moment outshines

Top 10 moments of Mike Piazza's career

September 4, 2022

NEW YORK -- It would be difficult to understate Mike Piazza's impact on multiple organizations throughout his career. For the Dodgers, he was a revelation, a family friend of Tommy Lasorda who became an icon in his own right. For the Mets, he changed the course of franchise history, becoming

Mets' all-time no-hitter history

April 29, 2022

The Mets waited 50 years -- 8,019 games -- for their first no-hitter, and when it finally came when Johan Santana went the distance in 2012, it left the Padres as the lone remaining MLB club without a no-no. 1,428 games later, they threw their second no-hitter against NL East

Looking back on the Mets' 1986 title run

February 27, 2022

NEW YORK -- They were brash. They were edgy. They were memorable. Beyond everything, they were good. On talent alone, the 1986 Mets ranked among the greatest teams in National League history. But it required a World Series title to seal their legacy as one of the greatest professional sports

The top 10 moments of Johan Santana's career

February 15, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS -- Johan Santana's career may not (yet) have carried him into the National Baseball Hall of Fame due to his injury-shortened career, but when he was in his prime, with that signature changeup tying hitters into knots again and again, few could stand in the way of his sheer

The best baseball players born on Oct. 6

January 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 6: 1) Freddy Garcia (1976) A two-time All-Star with the Mariners and later a World Series champion with

Top 10 moments of Keith Hernandez's career

January 11, 2022

Few baseball players have managed not only to maintain their popularity over the decades, but to grow it the way Keith Hernandez has. Multiple generations have come to adore Hernandez, from the Cardinals and Mets fans that watched him in his prime to the millions who knew him first as

How the Mets lured Pedro to Queens

December 16, 2021

NEW YORK -- Four Mets executives sat in an Anaheim, Calif., hotel room, listening as then-owner Fred Wilpon teleconferenced into the conversation to call for a vote. To a man, the baseball operations staffers understood that a four-year contract for Pedro Martínez probably wouldn’t end well, but it was likely

10 moments that earned Hodges' call to Hall

December 9, 2021

NEW YORK -- Gil Hodges' election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame may have been overdue in the eyes of many, but it was nonetheless treasured by his family, his friends, and multiple generations of baseball fans. Hodges’ career spanned decades, from his teenage years through an American war

The 5 best seasons by Mets on the mound

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Impressively, it took the Mets only 58 seasons for their pitchers to win seven National League Cy Young Awards; many organizations with decades of additional history have fewer. But do those performances all rank among the finest in Mets history? In reality, probably not.

5 reasons that led to naming of the Mets 

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- The beauty of the Mets’ name is in its simplicity. And that was by design. Back in 1961, team owner Joan Payson received approval to create the Mets as a replacement for the departed Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants in a city suddenly devoid of National

Best Mets player to wear every uni number

December 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Historically, the Mets are among the most conservative teams when it comes to retiring uniform numbers. They have nonetheless retired some, iced others (declining to issue them to current players) and kept the rest in circulation. Over the years, team equipment managers have issued the vast majority