BALLIN’ WITH THE BULLPEN BUGGY
The Mets introduced their one-of-a kind bullpen car in 1967, which the team used to deliver relief pitchers to the mound in a pitching change. The “buggy” immediately proved popular with kids, who played with replicas. The whimsical cart featured an oversized team hat, seats made out of “bases,” and green fabric interior. The Mets used it for over 20 years at Shea Stadium. After its retirement, they sold it on eBay in 2015 for a whopping $90,000.
From the collection of Andy Fogel (photo by Heritage Werks)