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The 1999 Mets were the first to make the playoffs in more than a decade, yet somehow the most memorable moment from that season happened in June. In a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Shea Stadium, manager Bobby Valentine was ejected after arguing a catcher’s interference call on Mike Piazza. Goaded by veteran players Orel Hershiser and Robin Ventura, Valentine emerged from the clubhouse wearing sunglasses and a false mustache. TV cameras soon spotted Valentine and the rouse was ended. In 2015, the independent Bridgeport Bluefish honored the Connecticut native with this hilarious bobblehead.
From the collection of Kevin Kierst
( C ) New York Mets Photography