Mets, the begining of an "Amazin'" Team:


1962: Mets were created.

Manager: Casey Stengel
The Mets record of 40-120 (10th) is a record.
April 10- The day of the first scheduled Mets game was rained out.

April 11-In their Major League debut the Mets lost 11-4 to St. Louis.

The Mets Opening Day Lineup

April 11, 1962

Ashburn CF
Mantilla SS
Neal 2B
Thomas LF
Bell RF
Hodges 1B
Zimmer 3B
Landrith C
Craig P
Go Here for the first Mets game box score

April 139 play a home game in the Polo Grounds

April 23-Mets record their first win 9-1 against the Pirates

1962- Major Trade News:
"Marvelous Marv" Throneberry is acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on May 9th.

Other News: Frank Thomas hits 35 Home Runs.

The Mets perform their first triple play on a May 30th doubleheader, at the Polo Grounds

Richie Ashburn leads the team in batting average hitting .306

Casey leads the Mets to another 10th place finish, this time with a record of 51-111.
Major Trades: Duke Snider returned to New York but was later purchased by the Dodgers on April 1st.

Gil Hodges is traded to the Washington Senators for OF Jimmy Piersall.

Other News: On August 7th, Jim Hickman becomes the first Met to hit for the cycle.

1964 Once again, the Mets place 10th with a 53-109 win/loss record, with Casey as manager.
Major Trades:
Duke Snider is sold to the Giants

Frank Thomas sent to Philadelphia for Gary Kroll, Wayne Graham and money.

Other News:
Shea Stadium Opens

Ron Hunt becomes the first Met to start in an All-Star game.

Ron is also the Mets leader in batting average hitting .303

Casey Stengel retires from baseball and Wes Westrum takes over managing duties. However, despite the new managerthe Mets still place 10th with a 50-112 record.

Major Trades
Yogi berra and Warren Spahn, )purchased from the Braves,) join the Mets team

The Giants pick up Spahn on waivers for $1.

Other News:
On September 3rd, Jim Hickman becomes the first Met to homer three times in a game.

Here is an analysis of the Mets during the 1970's

Here is an analysis of the Mets during the 1980 season