New York Mets

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The History of the New York Mets

The Mets became the first National League Franchise in New York City since the departure of the Dodgers and Giants in 1957. Shea stadium, home of the Mets. In 2006 the Mets returned back to the playoffs since 2000.

Player History

Jim Hickman became the first Met to hit three home runs in a single game. In 1984 Dwight Gooden established a major league rookie record with 276 strikeouts. Gooden became the youngest pitcher in major league history to win 20 games, also the youngest to ever win the NL Cy young award in 1985. That same year Keith Hernandez won his eighth consecutive NL Gold Glove award. Darryl Strawberry sets a record with 39 home runs in 1987. IN 1990 David Cone led the major with 233 strikeouts. 2006 Carlos Beltran had team highs of 41 home runs and 126 runs. Tom Seaver has won 311 games in his 20 year career and is in the Hall of Fame.

Uniforms

The Mets colors are blue, orange and white, the blue of the Dodgers and the orange of the Giants. The team logo is the New York skyline inside of a baseball designed by a cartoonist named Ray Gatto, and if you look close enough you can see the Empire State Building. When the Mets play home they wear a pinstriped uniform kinda the same as the ones they wore in 1962 and the fans are still in love with it.

Spirit

The Mets have been famous for their fans.In 1960 when the team was losing the Mets often had bigger crowds than any other New York teams, that drove the Yankees crazy. The Mets would even include days when the fans are allowed to run the bases. Mets are probably the only team that has had the same cheer for more than 40 years. At every game since 1962 Mr. Met would walk through the crowd and shake hands, lead cheers, and sometime dance on the top of the dugouts.