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HUNDLEY’S HOME RUN SEASON
Todd Hundley made history when he used this bat to crush a three-run homer to deep right field at Shea Stadium on September 14, 1996. It was his 41st longball of the season, the most by any catcher in ...
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METS-COLORED 1992 OPENING DAY BASEBALL
Hardball returned to Shea Stadium for the 1992 season opener, when this commemorative baseball debuted. The Mets lost to the Montreal Expos, 4-0, but according to center fielder Howard Johnson, “If yo ...
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STADIUM SIGN WELCOMES FANS TO SHEA, 1997
Fans flocked to Shea Stadium for homestands in the final month of the 1997 regular season. The Mets went 10-5 at home in September.
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WILSON RETURNS TO SHEA FOR FIRST PITCH
Mookie Wilson, a member of the 1986 World Series championship team, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a June 1997 game at Shea Stadium. The Mets played well at home that month, posting a 10- ...
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A VIEW OF THE ROCKIES
The NL expansion Colorado Rockies played their first-ever game at Shea Stadium against the Mets. Fans with tickets to the season opener, such as this one for the grandstand, watched Dwight Gooden work ...
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VIEW FROM THE SHEA UPPER DECK, 1992
Take me out to the ballgame! Fans had a great view from the upper deck of Shea Stadium. The Mets got off to a good start at home in April 1992, posting an 8-4 record that month.
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FRANCO AND THE METS ON ICE
Fans laughed along with John Franco during an ice skating outing in early 1997. While the Mets may not make the best hockey players, they knew how to play baseball well. They would finish with an 88-7 ...
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A MEET AND GREET WITH JOHN FRANCO
Do you wish you had a John Franco signed ball of your own? The Mets ace chatted with fans in early 1996, giving out some autographs along the way. After 14 seasons in New York, Franco would go down as ...
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KENT LEADS EXERCISE FOR YOUNG METS FANS
To play like a Met, you need to train like a Met. Jeff Kent led a stretching exercise at a Sports Channel event at Grand Central Station. The infielder batted .290 in 89 games before he was traded mid ...
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FANS GREET THE METS ALL-TIME SAVES LEADER
Some lucky fans grinned with Mets pitcher John Franco during a meeting in the 1996 offseason. The reliable closer would have another great year, recording 28 saves, which contributed to his franchise ...