The New York Mets are one of the most well known and beloved teams in the history
of baseball. The team was founded and introduced to the National League in 1961. Formerly known as The New York Metropolitan
Baseball Club Inc., their name was shortened to the Mets by former club owner Joan
Payson due to it's fan appeal and historical background, as well as its relevance to the
metropolitan area. Mets tickets went on sale in 1962 when the team played the first
official game in franchise history against the Cardinals in St. Louis. From then on, they've
gone on to win two World Series, four pennants, and five National League East titles.
Mets tickets sales have matched these amazing accomplishments over the years.
The enduring legacy the Mets have created can't be found in scoreboards, or in their
number of wins or losses. It can't be measured in the number of Mets tickets that
have been sold, or how many home runs have been hit. Their lasting legacy comes
from their endurance in the face of adversity, their unstoppable will to succeed, and
their history of outstanding players. Players like: Tom Seaver, who helped the Mets
win the 1969 World Series Championship; Darryl Strawberry, who still holds the
Mets' career record for Home Runs, RBI, and hits; Mike Piazza, the Mets favorite and the catcher with the most home runs all-time. These players, and many more like
them are the legacy that the Mets create. Their phenomenal players are the reason so
many Mets tickets are sold every year.
Before the Mets' first official home stadium was completed, they played at the Polo
Grounds from 1962-1963. In 1964, the team moved to their own stadium. William
A. Shea Municipal Stadium, or simply called Shea Stadium for short, opened in April of
1964. Located in the borough of Queens, Shea Stadium saw the sale of
many Mets tickets before it closed after the team's final game there in September of
2008. In 2009 the Mets moved into their current stadium, Citi Field. The team's new
stadium is located in Flushing Meadows, adjacent to where Shea Stadium used to
stand. Mets tickets were sold there for the first time in April of 2009. Citi Field will also
be host to the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game; this will be the second time
the Mets have hosted the game since the opening of Shea Stadium in 1964. The Mets held the New York baseball attendance record for 29 years. The team broke the 1948
attendance record held by the New York Yankees in 1970. That year, close to 2.7
million Mets tickets were sold. They continued to surpass this achievment, breaking
their own record five times up until 1999. Fans buy Mets tickets because they love
watching a team that gets so much joy from playing the game. Their loyalty never
ends; win or lose they're there to cheer on their team.
12-9-13: The New York Mets as an organization had promised their fans that by the year 2014 they would begin spending more money to build another winning team. The newest acquisition to the Mets outfield is former Yankee Curtis Granderson who signed a four-year deal worth $60 million. While with the Yankees Granderson was mainly a homerun or strikeout hitter but during his time in Detroit he was much more than that. Given the dimensions of Citi Field which like into that of the ballpark in Detroit Granderson should start using the entire field more and that will benefit the Mets greatly. Curtis Granderson has the ability to steal bases and also put pressure on defenses by taking the extra bag with his speed. The Mets also signed outfielder Chris Young Twitter one year deal. Another player on the Mets radar through free agency is outfielder Nelson Cruz. He will likely require a contract that is bigger and longer than the one that they gave to Granderson.
8-22-13: The Mets have signed Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Earlier in the week, Matsuzaka asked for and was granted his release from the Cleveland Indians.
8-21-13: For a team that lacks in household names the New York Mets have fared pretty decently this season so far. Despite being out of playoff contention they have competed and have won two straight games including last night's victory over the Atlanta Braves. Young pitcher Zack Wheeler got the wind pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up three runs and striking out five batters. Wheeler through 114pitches. It's a short two-game set against the Braves followed by a three-game set against the Detroit Tigers. All-Star third baseman David Wright is still on the DL but says he plans to return to the Mets this season.
8-6-13: The New York Mets continue to struggle and are now 17 games out of first place. This week they will face the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Third baseman David Wright continues to have a strong season batting .309 with 16 homers.
Minor leaguers Jordany Valdespin and Cesar Puello have accepted 50-game suspensions for violations of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention & Treatment Program in connection to the Biogenesis investigation.
7-18-13: The New York Mets are in fourth place and hosted the 84th annual All-Star game this past week. Their young pitching stud Matt Harvey was named the national league starting pitcher. Harvey has been sensational leading all of baseball in strikeouts. He has a record of 7– 2 and ERA of 2.35. The Mets will play the Phillies after the break.
7/7/13 - Two New York Mets have been chosen to be 2013 National League all-stars. Third baseman David Wright will start and make his second appearance, and 24-year-old rookie pitcher Matt Harvey will make his first appearance. David Wright will also be the captain of the National League home run derby team.
6/12/13 - The highlight of the season for the New York Mets may have already happened in late May when they swept the Yankees in four games. The recent demotion of Ike Davis is just a sign of where the Mets are right now. Currently in fourth place the Mets have only won 23 games and have lost 3 games in a row. The Mets are 13 games behind the first place Braves. For the second straight year, it seems that all-star third-baseman David Wright will be the lone bright spot on a roster lacking talent. This week the Mets will face the Cubs and Cardinals at Citi Field.