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SETTING A PLACE FOR HALL OF FAMERS
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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JONES: REGARDING THE MIRACLE METS
Cleon Jones explains the miracle behind his Mets team during the 1969 season.
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CASEY STENGEL: NEW YORK CITY’S MLB MANAGER
Perhaps no manager made a bigger mark on New York City baseball than Casey Stengel. The Hall of Famer skippered three Big Apple clubs, including the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and New York Met ...
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THE FIRST MANAGER 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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THIS ONE’S DEDICATED TO SHEA
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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A NOTEWORTHY MOMENT
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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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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HOME AT LAST
The Mets opened the 1964 season at a new home: Shea Stadium. This ball was used in the first game at the stadium, a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Skippered by Casey Stengel, the Mets would finis ...
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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 ...