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“Meet the Mets” in 1963
Date: March 9, 1963
While most fans think the team’s theme song “Meet the Mets” and the Mr. Met mascot are as old as the team, both were introduced in the team’s second season of 1963. Fans Ruth Roberts and Bill Katz originally penned the song in 1961 for a contest and received Mets season tickets and a “bunch of beer” as compensation when their entry was selected. This sheet music was from a promotional giveaway around the year 2000.
( C ) New York Mets (photo by Heritage Werks)