Mets Events in History



2000 Event - World Series, New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 4 games to 1

1997 Death - Richie Ashburn, HOF baseball player (Phillies, Mets), dies at 70

1997 Event - New York Mets C. Everett and Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch home runs

1997 Event - Cubs beat New York Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games

1997 Event - Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double header 1st time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city Giants vs Mets and Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY

1996 Event - New York Mets beats New York Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game

1996 Event - New York Yankees beats New York Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game

1995 Event - Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning

1995 Event - Coors Field in Colorado opens - Denver Rockies beats Mets 11-9 in 14

1995 Event - Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings

1995 Event - Yankees beat the Mets 2-0

1995 Event - Replacement New York Yankees beat New York Mets 2-1

1994 Event - Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in New York City

1994 Event - Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253

1993 Event - Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets

1993 Event - Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to New York Mets 3-0

1992 Event - 1st time a positional player pitches for New York Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates

1992 Event - Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson

1992 Event - New York Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

1992 Event - New York Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent

1992 Event - New York Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962

1992 Event - Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - New York Yankees sweep New York Mets 6-5 at Shea

1992 Event - Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - New York Yankees beat New York Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad

1992 Event - 1st exhibition game at Camden Field-Orioles beat New York Mets

1991 Event - Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with New York Mets

1991 Event - 4,355 turn out to see Expos play New York Mets at Shea Stadium

1991 Event - 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium, Mets beat Cubs 6-0

1991 Event - New York Mets M Sasser and Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch home runs

1991 Event - Dwight Goodin signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with New York Mets

1991 Event - New York Yankees beat New York Mets, 9-3

1990 Event - New York Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak

1990 Event - New York Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning

1990 Event - Mets replace manager Davey Johnson with Buddy Harrelson

1990 Event - New York Mets fire manager Davey Johnson and hire Bud Harrelson

1989 Event - Frank Viola and Mets outduel Orel Hershiser and Dodgers 1-0

1989 Event - Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets

1989 Event - Mets' defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over Phils

1989 Event - Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)

1989 Event - Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4

1989 Event - New York Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop

1989 Event - New York Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher

1989 Event - Kevin Elster (New York Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73

1989 Event - Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St. Louis at Shea Stad

1989 Event - Yankees beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor's trophy series in 2 games

1989 Event - 1st New York Mets - New York Yankee game in New York City since 1983, Yankees win 4-3

1989 Event - Yankees beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)

1989 Event - Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use New York Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

1988 Event - Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

1988 Event - Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies and New York Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

1988 Event - Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

1988 Event - Mets set Opening Day record with 6 home runs

1988 Birthday - Jose Vizcaino, born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, infielder for the New York Mets

1987 Event - New York Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9

1987 Event - Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with New York Mets

1986 Event - Doubleday Publishing sells New York Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon

1986 Event - New York Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series

1986 Event - Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 and win NL pennant

1986 Event - 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)

1986 Event - Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0

1986 Event - Mets clinch NL East Championship

1985 Event - New York Mets Gary Carter's 2 home runs ties record of 5 home runs in 2 games

1985 Event - Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

1984 Event - Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year

1984 Event - 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium

1984 Event - New York Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1

1983 Event - 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play New York Mets at Shea Stadium

1983 Event - Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey

1982 Event - Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with Mets

1982 Event - 2,251 turn out to see Expos play New York Mets at Shea Stadium

1982 Event - New York Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell and Randy Myers

1981 Event - 16th and final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge

1980 Event - 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium

1980 Event - New York Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

1980 Event - Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 home runs in 5th inning vs New York Mets

1979 Event - Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0

1979 Event - 15th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees and Mets tie 1-1

1978 Event - 14th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 4-3 in 11

1977 Event - Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977

1977 Event - 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-4

1977 Event - New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry

1976 Event - 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yankees beat Mets 8-4

1975 Event - New York Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award

1975 Death - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72

1975 Event - Phillies and New York Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM

1975 Event - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) and John Matlock (New York Mets)

1975 Event - 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4

1974 Event - Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Felix Milan and John Milner come to bat 12 times each

1974 Event - 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4

1973 Event - A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series

1973 Event - Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

1973 Event - New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS

1973 Event - Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

1973 Event - New York Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12 games

1973 Birthday - Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder for the New York Mets

1973 Event - New York Mets are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant

1973 Event - 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 8-4

1972 Event - Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL

1972 Event - Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0

1972 Event - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats New York Mets, 7-0

1972 Birthday - Jason Isringhausen, born in Alton, Illinois, pitcher for the New York Mets

1972 Event - 8th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 2-1

1972 Event - Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash

1972 Event - Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub

1972 Death - Gil Hodges, manager (New York Mets), dies of heart attack at 57

1972 Birthday - Alex Ochoa, born in Miami, Florida, outfielder for the New York Mets

1972 Birthday - Rey Ordonez, Havana Cuba, infielder for the New York Mets

1971 Birthday - Butch Huskey, Anadarko, Oklahoma, infielder for the New York Mets

1971 Event - New York Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet

1971 Birthday - Aaron Ledesma, born in Union City, California, professional baseball player, infielder, played for Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles

1970 Birthday - Paul Byrd, born in Louisville, Kentucky, pitcher for the New York Mets

1970 Birthday - Carl Everett, born in Tampa, Florida, baseball player, outfielder, played for Florida Marlins, Major League Baseball team, played for New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, 2005 World Series Champion

1970 Birthday - Kelly Stinnett, U.S. baseball catcher for the New York Mets

1970 Birthday - Alberto Castillo, Dominican/U.S. baseball catcher for the New York Mets

1970 Birthday - Bobby Jones, born in Fresno, California, pitcher for the New York Mets

1969 Event - 100-1 shot New York Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5

1969 Event - New York Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st and 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game

1969 Event - T Agee and Ed Kranepool home run, Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win 5-0

1969 Birthday - Robert Person, born in St. Louis, Missouri, pitcher for the New York Mets

1969 Event - Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 and Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings

1969 Event - 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 7-6

1969 Event - New York Mets clinch NL East pennant

1969 Event - Pittsburgh Pirate Bob Moose no-hits New York Mets, 4-0

1969 Event - Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 New York Mets in a game

1969 Event - New York Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time

1969 Event - New York Mets fall 9 games back, later to win pennant

1969 Event - Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets

1969 Event - Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon

1969 Birthday - Todd Hundley, Martinsville, Virginia, catcher for the New York Mets

1969 Event - After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over New York Mets

1969 Event - 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats New York Mets 10-9

1968 Birthday - Pedro A Martinez, Villa Mella, Dominican Republic, pitcher for the New York Mets

1968 Birthday - Dave Mlicki, born in Cleveland, Ohio, pitcher for the New York Mets

1968 Event - 6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-3

1968 Birthday - Jerry Dipoto, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, pitcher for the New York Mets

1968 Birthday - Mark Clark, Bath, Illinois, pitcher for the New York Mets

1968 Birthday - Brent Mayne, Loma Linda California, catcher for the New York Mets

1968 Event - Houston Astros beat New York Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings

1968 Birthday - Jose Vizcaino, born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, infielder for the New York Mets

1968 Birthday - Jeff Kent, born in Bellflower California, infielder for the New York Mets

1967 Event - Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

1967 Birthday - Gregg Jefferies, Burlingame California, infielder, New York Mets, Royals, Phillies

1967 Event - 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-0

1967 Event - Phillies Larry Jackson beats New York Mets for 18th straight time

1967 Event - Chicago Cubs (7) and New York Mets (4) tie record of 11 home runs in a game

1967 Birthday - Rick Wilkins, born in Jacksonville, Florida, Richard Wilkins, baseball player, catcher, played Major League teams San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, also played for Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets

1966 Birthday - Andy Tomberlin, Monroe, North Carolina, outfielder for the New York Mets

1966 Birthday - Tim Bogar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, infielder for the New York Mets

1966 Birthday - Bernard Gilkey, born in St. Louis, Missouri, outfielder for the New York Mets

1966 Birthday - Pete Harnisch, Commack, New York, pitcher for the New York Mets

1966 Event - 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yankees beat Mets 5-2

1966 Event - New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

1966 Event - Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating New York Mets 8-4

1966 Event - Tom Seaver, signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus

1966 Birthday - Pete Smith, U.S. baseball player, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets

1965 Birthday - Chris Jones, Utica, New York, outfielder for the New York Mets

1965 Birthday - Al Leiter, Toms River, New Jersey, pitcher, Florida Marlins, New York Mets

1965 Event - Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 New York Mets

1965 Event - Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets

1965 Event - Casey Stengel resigns as manager of New York Mets

1965 Event - Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11, 1-0

1965 Event - 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 2-1 in 10

1964 Birthday - Dwight Gooden, born in Tampa, Florida, pitcher, New York Yankees, New York Mets

1964 Event - Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (New York Mets)

1964 Event - 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 6-4

1964 Event - Phillies triple-play New York Mets

1964 Event - Bunning continues pitching perfectly to New York Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings

1964 Event - Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH

1964 Event - San Francisco Giants beat New York Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hours 32 minutes)

1964 Event - Giants sweep Mets 5-3 and 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game and New York's 22 K's in 2nd games

1964 Event - 1st game at Shea Stadium, New York Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3

1963 Birthday - Doug Henry, Sacramento California, pitcher for the New York Mets

1963 Event - Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1

1963 Birthday - Lance Johnson, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, outfielder for the New York Mets

1963 Birthday - Jose Oquendo, born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Jose Manuel Roberto Guillermo Contreras Oquendo, baseball player, infielder, coach, signed with New York Mets at age fifteen, member, St. Louis Cardinals, played 1987 World Series, record for fewest second baseman errors, 1990

1963 Event - New York Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th home run, he circles bases backwards

1963 Birthday - Jeff Musselman, born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, professional baseball player, pitcher, played for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets Major League Baseball teams

1963 Event - 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-2

1963 Event - Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty)

1963 Event - New York Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000

1963 Birthday - Bobby Bonilla, New York City, outfielder, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Marlins

1963 Birthday - David Cone, born in Kansas City, Missouri, baseball pitcher, New York Mets/Tor Blue Jays/New York Yankees

1962 Birthday - Sid Fernandez, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, pitcher, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies

1962 Event - New York Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play and beat New York 5-1

1962 Birthday - Dave Magadan, born in Tampa, Florida, 1st baseman, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs

1962 Event - Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0

1962 Event - Cleveland sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on

1962 Event - June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland

1962 Event - New York Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1

1962 Event - New York Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season

1962 Event - New York Mets make a losing debut

1962 Birthday - Darryl Strawberry, born in Los Angeles, California, right fielder for the Mets, Dodgers, Yankees

1962 Birthday - Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop, New York Yankees, New York Mets

1962 Birthday - Jim Lindeman, U.S. baseball outfielder for the New York Mets

1961 Birthday - Randy Milligan, born in San Diego, California, professional baseball player, first baseman, played for New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds

1961 Event - Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for New York Mets

1961 Event - Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros and New York Mets

1961 Birthday - Charlie O'Brien, Tulsa, Oklahoma, catcher, Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays

1961 Event - George Weiss becomes President of New York Mets

1960 Birthday - Roger McDowell, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, pitcher, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles

1960 Birthday - John Franco, born in Brooklyn, New York, pitcher for the New York Mets

1960 Birthday - Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher for the New York Mets

1960 Birthday - Mike Fitzgerald, born in Long Beach, California, professional baseball player, catcher, played for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, California Angels Major League Baseball Teams, 1983 - 1992

1960 Birthday - Barry Lyons, born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Barry Stephen Lyons, baseball player, catcher, played for Major League Baseball teams, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, served as backup catcher to Gary Carter, named Most Valuable Player, South Atlantic League, 1984

1960 Birthday - Frank Viola, Hempstead, New York, pitcher, Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988

1958 Birthday - Walt Terrell, born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, professional baseball player, starting pitcher, played for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates

1958 Birthday - Rafael Santana, shortstop, New York Mets, New York Yankees

1957 Birthday - Bob Ojeda, pitcher for the New York Mets

1957 Birthday - Chico Walker, born in Jackson, Mississippi, professional baseball player, second base, played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, California Angels, New York Mets

1957 Birthday - Danny Heep, born in San Antonio, Texas, Daniel William Heep, athlete, baseball player, outfielder, coach, played for Houston Astros, played in two World Series, 1986 with New York Mets, 1988 with Los Angeles Dodgers, head coach for University of the Incarnate Word, Texas

1957 Birthday - Jesse Orosco, born in Santa Barbara, California, pitcher, New York Mets, Orioles, Dodgers

1955 Birthday - Charlie Puleo, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Major League Baseball player, pitcher, played for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Red and Atlanta Braves 1981 - 1989

1954 Birthday - Rick Cerone, Newark, New Jersey, catcher, Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos

1954 Birthday - Gary Carter, catcher, Montreal Expos, New York Mets

1953 Birthday - Keith Hernandez, born in San Francisco, California, 1st baseman, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets

1952 Birthday - Ray Knight, 3rd baseman, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles

1951 Birthday - Benny Ayala, born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, Benigno Ayala Felix, Major League Baseball player, played outfield, first base, designated hitter for New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals

1949 Birthday - Len Randle, baseball player for the New York Mets

1948 Birthday - Dave Kingman, baseball player, Mets, Yankees, Giants

1947 Birthday - Nolan Ryan, pitcher, Mets, Angels, Astros, 7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks

1946 Birthday - Gary Gentry, baseball player for the New York Mets

1944 Birthday - Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster, New York Yankees, New York Mets

1943 Birthday - Davy Johnson, baseball manager for the New York Mets

1942 Birthday - Jerry Koosman, pitcher for the New York Mets

1940 Birthday - Joseph Torre, outfield/manager, Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP

1937 Birthday - Jim Hickman, baseball player, Mets, Dodgers, Cubs

1933 Birthday - Nelson Doubleday, publisher, Doubleday, owner for the New York Mets

1931 Birthday - Jim Bunning, born in Southgate, Kentucky, Representative-R-Kentucky 1987 - 1999, Senator-R-Kentucky 1999 -, Phillies pitcher, perfect Game vs. Mets 1965

1931 Birthday - Jim Frey, born in Cleveland, Ohio, manager, coach, Major League Baseball teams, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs

1924 Birthday - Gil Hodges, baseball player/manager, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets

1922 Birthday - Ralph Kiner, home run hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates/sportscaster for the New York Mets

1919 Birthday - Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski, Tennessee, sportscaster for the New York Mets

1903 Birthday - Joan Whitney Payson, owner, New York Mets and horse stables

1884 Event - 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps New York Mets (AA) in 3

1884 Event - 1st World Series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats New York Mets (AA) 6-0













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