It is a known fact that being a fan of the Mets is not the easiest thing in the world. The Mets haven’t won the World Series since 1986. But supporting the Mets is about more than winning awards. The Mets have a rich and colorful history full of great moments, colorful players and above all dedicated fans. We have on this page, relics and sound bites of Met history, guiding you through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000 onwards.
The Mets In Song And Music
Mets Sounds Of The Sixties
The Original Broadcast Team of Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson, & Ralph Kiner call the Amazin’s first game in 1962.
Nicknamed the “Old Perfessor”, Casey talks about how amazing and beloved Mets fans are.
Willie Mays goes after Roger Craig as benches clear and fists begin flying. One of the most infamous bloody brawls of all time as many were carted or assisted off the field when it was over.
On June 6, 1963, Duke Snider hits a three-run walk-off home run to give the Mets a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at the Polo Grounds. Lindsey Nelson with the dramatic call.
Bob Murphy makes the call as Jimmy Qualls of the Cubs breaks up Tom Seaver’s perfect game with a one-out single in the ninth inning on July 9, 1969.
In 1969 The Mets Clinched The NL East For The First Time In Franchise History.
Tommie Agee hits a home run to put the Mets in front, and then makes a couple of spectacular catches to save a bunch of Orioles runs. He saved five runs in the Mets 5-0 victory.
In Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets dugout, only to be retrieved by Mets skipper Gil Hodges. He revealed a smudge of shoe polish, awarding Jones first base and eventually leading to a Mets victory and clinching their first World Series title in franchise history. The incident capped off one of most incredible World Series upsets in baseball history.
The Groovy Mets Seventies
The Astros Turn Their First Triple Play Ever Against The Mets in 1971.
Jim Fregosi is batting sixth while Nolan Ryan is hurling a no-hitter. Damn… Jon Matlack second in the NL in ERA say’s Murph.
The Late Reliever Explains The Inspiration Behind The Phrase That Would Define The 1973 Mets.
Lots of boos and hardly any cheers by the Oakland A’s fans, Koosman came up big for us.
It was the darkest day for New York Mets fans when they traded Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds in 1977, and in this clip you can see how teammates were hugging Tom after his final start at the Astrodome. Buddy Harrelson and John Stearns are two of those players.
With the highest percentage of votes in Hall of Fame history Tom Seaver is enshrined in Cooperstown in 1992. The first Hall of Fame player in Mets franchise history takes his place among the All-Time greats.
The Eighties Were Bad (In A Good Way!)
The former Met and Hall of Famer, strikes out Danny Heep on July 11, 1985 and registers his 4000th strikeout.
Here is the first inning of Mets phenom Dwight Gooden’s MLB Debut on April 7, 1984. He was just 19 years old.
Bob Murphy calls it as Carter snaps a 5-5 deadlock on Opening Day with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th to beat the Cardinals. Welcome to New York, Gary Carter!
Bob Murphy with the Final Out Call – The Mets Win!
The call by Bob Murphy as Dwight Gooden gets tagged by a heartbreaking Mike Scioscia homerun. <gulp>
Keith Hernandez is wrongly accused of being the “Spitter”, but evidence shows it was Roger McDowell from the grassy knoll who fired the alleged loogy.
The Roaring Nineties
In 1999, Mike Piazza hits a monumental blast off the left-field picnic tent at Shea Stadium during the Subway Series as Bob Murphy and Gary Cohen exclaim, “Oh my goodness, where did that land?”
Matt Franco hits the game-winning 2-run single off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in the 9th inning. Edgardo Alfonzo scores the winning run in a dramatic 9-8 win.
Gary Cohen gets crazy after Mike Piazza crushes a 3-run bomb off of Astros closer Billy Wagner during the heat of a pennant race in September of ’98.
Nothing better than a walk-off homerun in the NLDS against the Diamondbacks. Especially when Gary Cohen calls it!
1999 Walk-Off Grand Slam Single – I’ll never forget this one, it was freezing and raining and we were all on cloud nine!
Braves closer puts down New York Mets fans in the most appalling way and then apologizes.
The Yet To Be Classified 2000’s
Bobby Jones puts the finishing touch on a complete game four-hitter over the Cards on July 30, 2000.
The Mets Win 2000 The NLCS! Gary Cohen nearly loses his voice as the Mets are headed to the World Series to face the Yankees.
Who can ever forget this epic battle as Clemens flings a bat toward Piazza’s way. Not a happy ending for the Mets.
John Sterling Makes The God Awful Call
Another one of those memorable Mets moments as Mike Piazza blasts an emotional game winning homerun against the Braves in the first game Following 9/11. Bob Murphy announcing.
December 2004 – Omar Minaya explains why signing Pedro Martinez was just a first step toward opening up many new possibilities for the Mets.
The Mets and Cardinals were locked in a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning of Game 7 of the NLCS. Oliver Perez was on the mound and Scott Rolen was at the plate with Jim Edmonds on first base. Rolen hits a long fly ball to left field, destined to be a go-ahead home run. But Endy Chavez leaps over the wall and makes one of the most spectacular catches in post season history and then doubles off Edmonds to complete a double-play.
The Met’s GM Explains the 3:00 AM EST Firing of Willie Randolph who flew all the way to the West Coast after asking if he still had a job the day before.
You don’t really want to see this. Do you?
Howie Rose makes the call as Glavine solidifies his future election to the Hall of Fame.
April 9, 2009 – The Mets are announced as they take the field for the first time ever in their new home ballpark.
Further evidence that the Mets fans hate this putrid Red Sox favorite? Hmm, I can swear I hear a lot of singing along with the jeers.
After more than a half century and 8,020 games Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets’ history. It took Santana 134 pitches and a great catch by left fielder Mike Baxter to seal the deal!
R.A. Dickey wins his 20th game of the season en route to winning the 2012 NL Cy Young Award.
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