BROUGHT TO METS FANS BY
BENRUS WATCH COMPANY
Vault Store
item
PLAQUE GIVES NOD TO 42 YEARS OF MURPHY CALLS
The Mets honored longtime announcer Bob Murphy after more than four decades of broadcasting. Murphy called Mets games from the start, beginning with the franchise’s first game in 1962 until his retire ...
item
TOUGH LOSS AT WRIGLEY
Al Leiter retired the last 13 batters he faced, but to no avail as the Cubs’ Kerry Wood pitched a 4-hit shutout, completing a 4-game sweep of the Mets at Wrigley for the first time since 1992.
item
YEARBOOK ART, 2003
Art Howe took over as manager in 2003, a tough season for the Mets. New York rooters would have to wait just a few more years for another postseason berth.
item
BROADCASTER BOBBLEHEADS, KINER & MURPHY
“The sun is shining, the sky is blue, it’s a beautiful day for baseball!” Can you hear longtime Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy’s voice in your head? His enthusiasm and affection during ups and downs ende ...
item
FANATICAL ABOUT FRANCO
John Franco was one of the longest-tenured Mets in franchise history with 14 seasons on the hill as a closer. The Brooklyn native grew up as a Mets fan, and his dreams came true when Franco was traded ...
item
HOWE COOL
Art Howe was already a well-established manager when he became Mets skipper in 2003. He managed the Oakland Athletics in the Billy Beane era, using statistics to design the perfect team. The A’s stead ...
item
A TINY TIM TEUFEL
Tim Teufel got his start with the Mets in 1986, playing 93 games during the championship season. The infielder batted .444 in three World Series outings, as the Mets won in seven games over the Boston ...
item
PIAZZA’S TIME WITH THE TIDE
Mike Piazza had a brief rehab stint in 2003 with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides. He recorded a home run, 3 hits and 2 runs in five games played.