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1969 Old Timers Day Souvenir Menu
During the Mets’ annual Old Timers Day in 1969, the Diamond Club at Shea Stadium offered a menu on theme with baseball’s centennial celebration. That year’s program was headlined by original Mets skip ...
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2002 Mets Yearbook: The 40th Anniversary
Mets legends remain a cherished part of the franchise’s history and the team celebrated some of them during the club’s 40th anniversary season. From inaugural manager Casey Stengel and Tom “The Franch ...
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A Christmas Wish From Casey Stengel
How did the original Mets skipper know what 1969 would hold? Casey Stengel, who managed the last-place club from 1962 to 1965, wrote in a Christmas card to bullpen coach Joe Pignatano that “1969 may b ...
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A Meeting of the Mets Minds
Photographers snapped images of Casey Stengel and Wes Westrum while they chatted on a Central Park bench. Stengel was the first manager of the expansion Mets from 1962 until mid-1965, when Westrum too ...
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A Noteworthy Moment: Ralph Kiner Story
Legendary Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner worked the booth for 53 years, beginning with the expansion team’s first season in 1962. In a hand-written note, Kiner recalled a humorous story about manager Ca ...
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Baseball From Shea Stadium Dedication
Casey Stengel was the first Mets manager and also the first manager to skipper the team at Shea Stadium. Along with players such as Larry Bearnarth, Rod Kanehl and Jack Fisher, Stengel autographed thi ...
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Baseball From Shea Stadium’s Inaugural Game
After two seasons at the Polo Grounds, the Mets played the first game at Shea Stadium, their new home, in 1964. They battled the Pittsburgh Pirates well but ultimately lost, 4-3. Manager Casey Stengel ...
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Casey Stengel Mets Hall of Fame Plaque
When the Mets first took the field in 1962, they were led by the inimitable former New York Yankees skipper Casey Stengel. An icon in the Big Apple, Stengel warmed the hearts of Mets fans with his “St ...
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Casey’s Threads
Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel wore this jersey in the Mets first game, a cool and wet night in St. Louis as New York fell to Cardinals, 11-4. It was a short road trip as the Mets only played one ...
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Cleon Jones: The Miracle Mets
Cleon Jones explains the miracle behind his Mets team during the 1969 season.