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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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SHEA’S 25TH IN ’88
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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POSTER CHANNELS METS QUEST FOR ’88 WS RING
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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FAN SIGN DECLARES: 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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FANS SALUTE LEGACY BUILDING AT SHEA
Since the expansion Mets debuted in 1962, the team has created traditions as storied as those any ballclub. Fans recognized the Mets culture at Shea Stadium during an Emerson Banner Day event in 1988. ...
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SHEA SCOREBOARD PAYS TRIBUTE TO SEAVER
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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SAVING SEAVER’S NUMBER
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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THE UNVEILING OF METS RETIRED NO. 41
The Mets retired Tom Seaver’s no. 41 on Tom Seaver Day, adding his number to the outfield wall at Shea Stadium. He became the third Met with the honor, along with no. 14 of player and manager Gil Hodg ...
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METS FANS AWAIT SEAVER’S NUMBER RETIREMENT
“The Franchise” thrilled Mets fans for 12 seasons with a National Baseball Hall of Fame career. It was fitting that Tom Seaver’s no. 41 would be retired on Tom Seaver Day at Shea Stadium.