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ALL THE INFO ON ’63 METS
The 1963 Press-Radio-TV Guide introduced two Mets mainstays: Shea Stadium and Mr. Met. The Mets were playing at the Polo Grounds in 1963, but the team was preparing to move into the shiny new Shea Sta ...
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VINTAGE “MEET THE METS” RECORD
The Mets began selling copies of their official song on 45 RPM records in 1963, only a year after the team was formed. Fans could purchase records for a dollar at the Polo Grounds, the Mets’ temporary ...
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THE BALL THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE
After hosting more than seven decades of New York City baseball, the Polo Grounds held its final game on September 18, 1963. This ball was used in the outing, a 5-1 Mets loss to the Philadelphia Phill ...
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A VALUED DRAFT PICK
The Mets selected Gil Hodges as the 14th pick of the 1961 expansion draft, and the veteran 1B spent the final two seasons of his playing career with New York City’s new baseball team. Hodges would ret ...
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USHERED INTO A FAMILIAR SPOT
When the expansion Mets first took the field in 1962, they played home games at the historic Polo Grounds. The ballpark was home of the New York Giants for nearly 70 years before their West Coast relo ...
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MEET MR. MET
The 1963 Mets yearbook introduced the franchise’s beloved cartoon mascot, Mr. Met. The character appeared throughout Mets publications, merchandise and at the stadium, gathering his first generation o ...