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FULL GAME: NL EAST CLINCH, 1988
Two seasons after winning the World Series, the Mets were ready to get back to the playoffs. In fact, they weren’t just ready, they expected it: “We always knew we were going to win [the NL East],” sa ...
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FULL GAME: NL EAST CHAMPIONS, 1986
The 1986 Mets turned to Dwight “Doc” Gooden to seal their first NL East championship in 14 seasons. Doc delivered. Enjoy every second of the historic Mets 4-2 victory against the Cubs.
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O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!
Keith Hernandez was named the franchise’s first captain in 1987. He wore the “C” on his uniform from that season until 1989. Hernandez proved his worth in his first year as captain, leading the team i ...
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YOU COULD ALWAYS COUNT ON KEITH
Keith Hernandez dug into the box for his final at-bat of the game against the Chicago Cubs on September 15, 1987. Facing a full count, Hernandez connected on a strike, sending a hard-hit bouncer to th ...
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HERNANDEZ’S SIGNATURE STRETCH
A consistent Gold Glover throughout his career, Keith Hernandez perfected the first baseman stretch when fielding throws. This signature play was so well-known that it was used a means of introducing ...
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IN THE THICK OF THINGS WITH HERNANDEZ
Keith Hernandez was usually at the center of Mets victories in the 1980s. The first baseman rallied the team in the 1986 postseason with his glovework and timely hitting. Hernandez drove in 3 runs in ...
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SLIDE, KEITH, SLIDE!
Safe at the plate! Keith Hernandez made a slick slide past Chicago Cubs catcher Damon Berryhill to tag home. The Mets captain scored 87 runs during the 1987 season, third-most on the team.
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THE FRANCHISE RETURNS
Fans looked forward to Opening Day 1983 as a beloved pitcher was set to start the game. Tom Seaver suited up in a Mets uniform once again, the first time since a mid-season trade in 1977 sent him to t ...
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FRANCHISE ACE KOOZ METS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE
Jerry Koosman made his major league debut in 1967, joining a young but promising Mets pitching staff. Building on his All-Star nods in 1968 and 1969, Koosman helped pitch the Mets to a World Series ch ...
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THE BOSS’S METS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE
A lifelong baseball fan, Joan Whitney Payson became the first woman to purchase a major sports team when she bought a majority stake in the expansion franchise that became the Mets in 1962. Payson was ...