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
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
1963-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
1965- 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