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“Meet the Mets” in 1963
While most fans think the team’s theme song, “Meet the Mets” and the Mr. Met mascot were as old as the team, both were introduced in the Mets’ second season of 1963. Fans Ruth Roberts and Bill Katz pe ...
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Ball From Final Game at the Polo Grounds
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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Listen Up: Meet the Mets Album
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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Meet Mr. Met in the 1963 Yearbook
Like the famous theme song, “Meet the Mets,” Mr. Met is an iconic part of the team’s history that came about in their second season of 1963. That year, the Mets yearbook introduced the franchise’s bel ...
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Mets Introduce Mr. Met and Shea Stadium
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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Take a Seat: Polo Grounds Stadium Seats
The Mets called the Polo Grounds home during the team’s first two seasons in 1962 and 1963, when these stadium seats may have been used. While the Polo Grounds were primarily known as the home of the ...
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Ushered In: Polo Grounds Ushers Jacket
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 ...