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Full Game: Mets Clinch NL East 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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Shea’s 25th Birthday: 1988 Mets Info Guide
Shea Stadium’s 25th season in 1988 reminded fans of just how much history the place had seen — a point driven home by the retirement of Tom Seaver’s no. 41 jersey that year. The 1988 Mets Information ...
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1988 Mets Lords of the Rings Banner
Fans expressed their World Series hopes with a Lord of the Rings-themed poster on Emerson Banner Day at Shea Stadium. The Mets finished the 1988 season top of the NL East Division with a 100-60 record ...
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Emerson Banner Day: Vote for the Mets
Whatever your political affiliation, the Mets are a winning choice. Fans created a poster that played on the presidential election as part of Emerson Banner Day in 1988.
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Emerson Banner Day: Mets Legacy at Shea
Since the expansion Mets debuted in 1962, the team has created traditions as storied as those of any ballclub. Fans recognized the Mets culture at Shea Stadium during an Emerson Banner Day event in 19 ...
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Shea Scoreboard on Tom Seaver Day
Five players wore no. 41 before Tom Seaver, but he was the final Met to do so. “The Franchise” took the field with the number from 1967 to 1977 and 1983. The Mets retired it five years later.
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Retiring Tom Seaver’s No. 41
The Mets honored Tom Seaver during a day at Shea Stadium devoted to the franchise’s top pitcher, which included a ceremony to retire his no. 41.
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The Last Met To Wear No. 41
The Mets made no. 41 exclusive to Tom Seaver by retiring his number in 1988. He wore it as a franchise player for 12 seasons.
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Fans Pack Shea for Tom Seaver Day
More than 50,000 fans packed Shea Stadium for Tom Seaver’s number retirement ceremony prior to a game against the Atlanta Braves. His no. 41 was the third jersey retired by the Mets.
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Tom Seaver Celebrates Number Retirement
Tom Seaver joined Casey Stengel and Gil Hodges by having his number retired by the Mets. The three were key team leaders during the franchise’s first decade.