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January 3, 1941

John Sullivan, a catcher in 1967, is born.

January 3, 1950

Jim Dwyer, an outfielder in 1976, is born.

January 4, 1940

Bart Shirley, a second baseman in 1967, is born.

January 5, 1963

The Mets batting coach Rogers Hornsby dies of a heart attack in Chicago at the age of 66.

Rogers Hornsby, shown during his days with the St. Louis Browns (AP)

January 6, 1935

Ed Bauta, a pitcher in 1963-64, is born.

January 6, 1950

Roy Staiger, an infielder on the 1975-77 teams, is born.

January 8, 1936

Chuck Cottier, who coached in 1979, is born.

January 8, 1936

John DeMerit, an outfielder in 1962, is born.

January 9, 1936

Ralph Terry, a pitcher in 1966-67, is born.

January 9, 1953

Phil Mankowski, an infielder in 1980, is born.

January 11, 1962

The Mets sign pitchers Al Jackson, Roger Craig and Aubrey Gatewood, and infielder-outfielder Jim Hickman. The Mets also announce that they'll spend $300,000 to renovate their temporary home, the Polo Grounds.

The Polo Grounds (AP)

January 14, 1970

General manager Johnny Murphy passes away after suffering a heart attack.

January 15, 1965

The Mets trade outfielder George Altman to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Billy Cowan.

January 16, 1938

Ron Herbel, a pitcher on the 1970 team, is born.

January 17, 1931

Don Zimmer, an infielder on the 1962 team, is born.

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January 19, 1970

The Mets name Bob Scheffing general manager and vice president, succeeding the late Johnny Murphy.

January 19, 1972

The Mets coach Yogi Berra is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Yogi Berra at Citi Field (AP)

January 20, 1936

Jesse Gonder, a catcher on the 1963-65 teams, is born.

January 21, 1937

Bill Graham, a pitcher on the 1967 team, is born.

January 22, 1979

Lindsey Nelson, the "Voice of the Mets" since 1962, announces that he will not return for the 1979 season.

January 23, 1975

The Mets announcer Ralph Kiner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Pittsburgh Pirate slugger receives 273 votes.

January 23, 1979

The Mets coach Willie Mays is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

Ralph Kiner at Citi Field (Getty Images)

January 24, 1980

After a three-month auction, the Payson family sells the New York Mets to a group headed by publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday and Long Island businessman Fred Wilpon. The purchase price is estimated at $21.1 million -- the highest amount ever paid for an American professional sports franchise at the time.

Fred Wilpon (Getty Images)

January 25, 1980

The Mets' new owners are introduced to the New York media at a luncheon at Shea Stadium's Diamond Club. Nelson Doubleday is named the club's new chairman of the board, while Fred Wilpon is named club president and chief executive officer. The outgoing chairlady, Lorinda de Roulet, announces that she will have no position under the new Mets ownership group.

Nelson Doubleday (left) with Mike Piazza (center) and Fred Wilpon (Getty Images)

January 27, 1972

New York Yankees President Lee MacPhail says that the Yanks' move to Shea Stadium while their own park is being renovated is "practically settled but for the details."

Catfish Hunter (left) and Yankees pitching coach Whitey Ford in a Shea Stadium dugout (AP)

January 29, 1951

Sergio Ferrer, an infielder on the 1978-79 teams, is born.

January 30, 1962

The Mets sign catcher Joe Ginsberg.

January 31, 1947

Nolan Ryan, a pitcher on the 1966 and 68-71 teams, is born.

(AP)

February 2, 2008

The Mets acquire Johan Santana from the Twins in exchange for a package of four players.

Johan Santana with Jeff Wilpon (left) and Willie Randolph. (AP)

February 4, 1963

New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner signs a bill that officially changes the name of the new structure in Queens from “Flushing Meadows Stadium” to “William A. Shea Municipal Stadium.”

(Mets)

February 7, 1980

The National League formally approves the sale of the New York Mets to a group headed by Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon.

Nelson Doubleday (left) with Mike Piazza (center) and Fred Wilpon (Getty Images)

February 8, 1911

Don Heffner, a coach from 1964-65, is born.

February 9, 1956

Mookie Wilson, an outfielder and coach, is born.

(AP)

February 10, 1967

The Mets purchase pitcher Ron Taylor from Houston’s Oklahoma City farm team.

Ron Taylor (left) with Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

February 12, 1948

Francisco Estrada, a catcher in 1971, is born.

February 12, 1949

Len Randle, who played for the Mets from 1977-78, is born.

February 12, 1956

Ed Lynch, who pitched for the Mets in 1980, is born.

February 15, 1967

Ken Singleton, a slugging outfielder from Mount Vernon, N.Y., is signed to a Mets contract by scout Bubber Jonnard.

Ken Singleton hugs Cal Ripken Jr. in Baltimore (Getty Images)

February 16, 1972

Mets pitching ace Tom Seaver signs a new contract for a reported $120,000 a year. The pact makes him the highest-paid player in New York baseball history and, at the age of 27, the youngest Major Leaguer ever to reach the $100,000-a-year plateau.

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February 17, 1931

Roger Craig, who pitched for the Mets in 1962 and 1963, is born.

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February 18, 1977

The Mets and the NFL Jets reach an agreement that will allow the Jets to remain at Shea Stadium. (The Jets had been making overtures to the brand-new Giants Stadium in New Jersey.)

(AP)

February 19, 1962

The Mets’ pitchers and catchers assemble at St. Petersburg, Fla., for their first workout. (The Mets’ uniform is seen in public for the first time, as well. Its color scheme and design borrow features from each of New York’s modern Major League teams: Orange from the Giants, blue from the Dodgers and pinstripes from the Yankees.)

February 20, 1969

Mets manager Gil Hodges slips into uniform No. 14 for the first time five months after he suffered a heart attack in Atlanta. He greets the Mets in St. Petersburg.

(National Baseball Hall of Fame)

February 21, 1980

Frank Cashen is named the club’s new general manager.

(Mets)

February 22, 1966

The Mets trade infielders Wayne Graham and Bobby Klaus and catcher Jim Schaffer to Philadelphia for first baseman Dick Stuart.

February 23, 1941

Ron Hunt, who played infield from 1963-66, is born.

February 23, 1941

Don Shaw, who pitched for the Mets from 1967-68, is born.

February 23, 1946

Ken Boswell, who played for the Mets from 1967-74, is born.

February 24, 1976

The Mets trade pitcher George Stone to Texas for pitcher Bill Hands.

February 25, 1977

The Mets purchase infielder Luis Alvarado from Detroit.

February 27, 1933

Sammy Taylor, who caught for the Mets from 1962-63, is born.

February 28, 1975

The Mets purchase infielder/outfielder Dave Kingman from San Francisco.

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March 1, 1976

Mets pitching ace Tom Seaver begins a bitter Spring Training holdout. It’s the first in a series of events that will culminate in a trade to Cincinnati.

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March 2, 1932

Chico Fernandez, an outfielder in 1963, is born.

March 4, 1917

Clyde McCullough, who coached on the 1963 team, is born.

March 4, 1936

Bob W. Johnson, an infielder in 1967, is born.

March 4, 1939

Jack Fisher, who pitched for the Mets from 1964-67, is born.

March 4, 1946

Danny Frisella, who pitched for the Mets from 1967-72, is born.

March 4, 1948

Tom Grieve, an outfielder in 1978, is born.

Tom Grieve (Getty Images)

March 5, 1973

Outfielder Rusty Staub ends a holdout by signing a three-year contract worth $110,000 per year.

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March 6, 1964

In their first foreign effort, the Mets lose to the Mexico City Red Devils, 6-4, on Suitcase Simpson’s three-run homer off Jack Fisher.

March 7, 1933

Ed Bouchee, who played first base on the 1962 team, is born.

March 7, 1937

Galen Cisco, who pitched from 1962-65, is born.

March 8, 1966

Former Mets manager Casey Stengel is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

(AP)

March 9, 1963

“Meet The Mets,” the official Mets theme song, is introduced to the public by songwriters Ruth Roberts and Bill Katz.

Mr. Met (Getty Images)

March 10, 1962

In their first on-field competition of any kind, the Mets lose their exhibition opener, 8-0, to the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mets pitchers Jay Hook, Clem Labine and Craig Anderson combine to yield 12 hits, including home runs to Gene Oliver and Minnie Minoso.

March 11, 1962

Scoring four runs in the last two innings, the Mets chalk up their first victory of any kind, a 4-3 exhibition triumph over the Cardinals. Bob “Butterball” Botz is the winning pitcher, and Choo Choo Coleman belts a home run.

March 12, 1975

Dave Kingman belts two homers off Catfish Hunter in a 3-0 Mets exhibition victory over the Yankees. (The first homer is a 500-foot moon shot that causes Mickey Mantle to gasp, “I’ve never seen a ball hit further!”)

Dave Kingman (Getty Images)

March 13, 1979

The Mets trade pitcher Mardie Cornejo to Detroit for pitcher Ed Glynn.

March 14, 1961

George Weiss becomes the Mets' first club president.

March 15, 1980

Pitcher Craig Swan ends months of negotiations by signing a five-year, $3 million contract, making him the highest-paid player in Mets history. In the space of 24 hours, the new Wilpon-Doubleday regime has signed the Mets’ two outstanding unsigned players: Swan and Joel Youngblood.

Craig Swan (Getty Images)

March 16, 1961

The New York State Assembly votes in favor of a bond issue allowing the building of a 55,000-seat municipal stadium in Flushing Meadows, near the site of the 1939-40 World’s Fair.

March 18, 1934

William Hunter, who pitched for the Mets in 1962 and 1964, is born.

March 19, 1927

Richie Ashburn, who pitched and played second base for the Mets in 1962, is born.

March 20, 1961

The Yankees announce their opposition to any plan that would enable the new National League expansion team to share Yankee Stadium with them until the new stadium in Queens is ready. It is now obvious that the new club will be housed at the Polo Grounds.

March 21, 1939

Tommy Davis, who played outfield and first base in 1971, is born.

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March 22, 1962

Richie Ashburn’s ninth-inning RBI single gives the Mets a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Yankees in the first meeting ever between the two cross-town rivals.

March 23, 1978

The Mets trade infielder Bud Harrelson to Philadelphia for Minor League infielder Freddie Andrews.

Bud Harrelson (Getty Images)

March 24, 1972

Montreal Expos officials announce that outfielder Rusty Staub could go to the Mets “in the right kind of deal.”

Rusty Staub (right) with Tom Seaver (AP)

March 25, 1955

Lee Mazzilli, who made his Mets debut in 1976, is born.

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March 26, 1974

The Mets sell pitcher Buzz Capra to Atlanta.

March 27, 1979

The Mets trade pitcher Nino Espinosa to Philadelphia for infielders Richie Hebner and Jose Moreno.

March 28, 1965

The Mets purchase pitcher Frank Lary from Milwaukee.

March 29, 1970

The Mets trade catcher J.C. Martin to the Chicago Cubs for catcher Randy Bobb.

March 29, 1978

The Mets trade infielder Leo Foster to Boston for Minor League pitcher Jim Burton.

March 30, 2000

The Mets finish a historic two-game, season-opening set in Japan against the Cubs with a 5-1 victory after Benny Agbayani hits a pinch-hit grand slam in the 11th inning.

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April 1, 1944

Rusty Staub is born.

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April 2, 1966

The Mets are awarded negotiating rights with Tom Seaver after they, along with Philadelphia and Cleveland, match Atlanta’s original offer of $50,000. But it’s the Mets’ slip of paper that MLB Commissioner William Eckert picks out of a hat, thus giving the Mets a chance to sign the former No. 1 pick.

April 2, 1972

Gil Hodges, then the Mets manager, suffers a fatal heart attack after playing golf in Florida. He dies two days before his 48th birthday.

Tom Seaver (Mets)

April 3, 1966

Tom Seaver and the Mets agree to a contract and the right-hander is assigned to Jacksonville of the International League.

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April 4, 1924

Gil Hodges is born.

April 4, 1983

Tom Seaver makes his club-record 11th Opening Day start and combines with Doug Sisk for a 2-0 win vs. Philadelphia at Shea.

April 4, 1988

Darryl Strawberry cracks an Opening Day home run that hits the roof in Montreal. Kevin McReynolds adds four hits and three RBIs in New York’s 10-6 win.

Darryl Strawberry (Getty Images)

April 5, 1979

Richie Hebner celebrates his first game as a Met by going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs as New York wins its season opener, 10-6, at Chicago.

April 5, 1983

Dwight Gooden four-hits the Rockies in the first game in Colorado’s history in a 3-0 win. It was Doc’s first Opening Day shutout.

April 5, 1998

Masato Yoshii hurls seven shutout innings in his Major League debut in a 7-0 win vs. Pittsburgh.

Masato Yoshii (Getty Images)

April 6, 1972

Gil Hodges is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn. The press is later summoned to Shea Stadium where the club announces that Yogi Berra has been given a two-year contract to manage the team and that the Mets acquired Rusty Staub from Montreal for Tim Foli, Ken Singleton and Mike Jorgensen.

April 6, 1973

Tom Seaver outduels Steve Carlton as the Mets top the Phillies, 3-0, on Opening Day at Shea.

April 6, 1984

Walt Terrell tops the Astros, 8-1, for the 1,500th regular season win in franchise history.

Gil Hodges (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

April 7, 1970

Donn Clendenon drives in the winning run as the Mets beat Pittsburgh, 5-4, in 11 innings to post their first Opening Day triumph. Ron Taylor picks up the win.

April 7, 1973

Willie Mays' RBI double in the ninth gives the Mets a 3-2 victory over the Phillies at Shea.

April 7, 1984

Dwight Gooden, 19, makes his Major League debut. Doc picks up the win in the 3-2 victory over Houston, working five innings with five strikeouts. Gooden became the third-youngest pitcher in club history.

April 7, 1988

Gary Carter belts two home runs to help the Mets top the Expos.

Willie Mays (Getty Images)

April 8, 1969

The Montreal Expos defeat the Mets, 11-10, on Opening Day at Shea despite a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning by Duffy Dyer.

April 8, 1975

Dave Kingman clocks his first home run as a Met and Joe Torre’s RBI single in the ninth lifts Tom Seaver to a 2-1 Opening Day triumph against the Phillies.

April 8, 1978

Ed Kranepool cracks a two-run shot in the ninth to give the Mets a 6-5 win over the Expos.

Ed Kranepool (Getty Images)

April 9, 1978

Steve Henderson’s pinch-hit grand slam propels New York to a 6-5 win over the Expos in the first game of a doubleheader.

April 9, 1987

Gary Carter collects his 1,000th career RBI in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Pirates at Shea.

April 9, 2001

Mike Piazza and Tsuyoshi Shinjo swat home runs, and behind Kevin Appier the Mets defeat the Braves, 9-4, as 53,640 fans watch the National League championship banner raised at Shea.

Tsuyoshi Shinjo (AP)

April 10, 1962

The Mets are scheduled to play their first regular-season game, but they are rained out in St. Louis.

April 10, 1969

Tommie Agee belts two home runs, including a monster shot to the left-field upper deck off the Expos’ Larry Jaster, the only fair ball in Shea's history to reach the upper deck. The spot is later marked with Agee’s number No. 20.

April 10, 1998

New York makes its first trip to Milwaukee since 1965 and falls to the Brewers, 5-3.

Tommie Agee (AP)

April 11, 1962

Before a crowd of 16,147 at Busch Stadium, the Mets fall, 11-4, to the Cardinals in the first regular-season game in franchise history. Gus Bell’s second-inning single is the first Mets hit and Gil Hodges collects the team’s first home run in the fourth inning. Roger Craig suffers the loss.

April 11, 1968

Rookie Jerry Koosman blanks the Dodgers, 4-0, on four hits.

April 11, 1971

Jerry Grote swats an 11th-inning home run to lift New York to a 1-0 win over the Reds at Shea.

April 11, 1985

Pinch-hitter Danny Heep draws a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th inning in a 2-1 triumph over St. Louis at Shea. Roger McDowell is the winning pitcher in his Major League debut.

Jerry Koosman (Getty Images)

April 12, 1962

Upon returning home after their Opening Day loss at St. Louis, the Mets are given a ticker-tape parade and a City Hall reception.

April 12, 1973

New York establishes its fastest start in franchise history by winning, 2-1, at St. Louis. It is the Mets' fourth straight win to begin the season.

April 12, 1988

Ron Darling hurls a five-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over the Expos.

April 12, 2001

Rey Ordonez’s game-winning single in the 10th inning gives the Mets a 1-0 win over Atlanta.

Ron Darling (Getty Images)

April 13, 1962

National League baseball officially returns to New York as the Mets drop their home opener, 4-3, to the Pirates, before 12,447 fans at the Polo Grounds. Frank Thomas belts a home run and Sherman Jones suffers the loss on the mound for the Mets.

April 13, 1967

Tom Seaver pitches in his first Major League game. Seaver gets a no-decision as the Mets top Pittsburgh, 3-2, at Shea. Tom hurls 5 1/3 innings, allows six hits, two runs, four walks. He had eight strikeouts.

April 13, 1985

Darryl Strawberry hits a game-winning home run off John Franco to help the Mets down the Reds, 2-1.

April 13, 1991

Dwight Gooden swipes his first-ever base in a 5-3 win vs. Montreal.

April 13, 2000

Mike Piazza’s RBI double scores Jay Payton from first base in the top of the ninth as New York edges the Phillies, 2-1, at Veterans Stadium.

April 13, 2009

Citi Field opens its doors for the Mets’ first game in their new home. The Mets lost to the Padres.

Citi Field opens (Getty Images)

April 14, 1965

In his second Major League at-bat, Ron Swoboda cracks a pinch-hit home run off Houston’s Turk Farrell. But the Mets fall to the Astros, 7-6, in 11 innings.

April 14, 1967

Left-handed pitcher Jerry Koosman makes his Major League debut with 2 2/3 innings of hitless and scoreless relief in a 5-1 loss to the Phillies.

April 14, 1968

Rookie Nolan Ryan shuts out Houston over 6 2/3 innings to earn his first big league win, 4-0.

April 14, 1970

A memorable day at Shea as the Mets receive their World Series rings and raise the world championship banner for the first time in franchise history.

April 14, 1996

Rey Ordonez collects four hits and begins a 14-game hitting streak in a 10-4 victory at Colorado.

April 14, 2000

Mike Piazza collects a career-high five hits, including two home runs, as New York outlasts Pittsburgh, 8-5.

Mike Piazza (Getty Images)

April 15, 1968

The Mets and Astros tangle for 23 consecutive scoreless innings before Houston pushes across a run in the 24th inning to nip the Mets, 1-0, at the Astrodome in what was then the longest night game (in terms of innings) and the longest game played to a decision in National League history. Shortstop Al Weis’ error allowed the winning run to score, ending the contest at 1:37 a.m. local time. The Mets use a club record eight pitchers and Tommie Agee and Ron Swoboda both went 0-for-10.

April 15, 1972

Ed Kranepool’s two-run home run propels the Mets to a 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Shea in Yogi Berra’s debut as New York’s skipper.

April 15, 1976

Dave Kingman belts a 550-foot home run off Chicago’s Tom Dettore to help lift the Mets past the Cubs, 10-8, at Wrigley Field.

April 15, 1997

A sold out Shea crowd witnesses history as President Clinton addresses the nation on Jackie Robinson Day. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, standing side by side Jackie’s widow, Rachel, declares that Major League Baseball is retiring No. 42 in tribute to his great achievements: “No. 42 will never again be issued by a Major League club to any player or other on-field personnel, other than those who are currently wearing it.”

(AP)

April 16, 1964

One day before its official opening, the Mets’ new stadium is dedicated in a ceremony presided over by the man for whom the structure is named: attorney William A. Shea. Shea empties the contents of two bottles of water (one from the Harlem River and one from the Gowanus Canal) over the infield.

April 16, 1966

Jack Hamilton beats the Braves, 3-1, at Shea, as the Mets reach the .500 mark (1-1) for the first time ever.

April 16, 1971

Donn Clendenon’s fourth inning home run is the only run Tom Seaver needs in a 1-0, 14-strikeout victory over Pittsburgh at Shea.

April 16, 1989

Kevin Elster breaks Buddy Kerr’s National League record with his 69th consecutive errorless game at shortstop.

April 16, 2000

Robin Ventura collects six RBIs in a 12-9 win at Pittsburgh.

Kevin Elster (Getty Images)

April 17, 1962

New York plays its first extra-inning affair in a 5-2 loss to Houston.

April 17, 1964

Shea Stadium opens its doors for the first time as 48,736 fans watch Pittsburgh edge the Mets, 4-3. Willie Stargell’s home run off Jack Fisher in the second is the first hit recorded at the stadium. Tim Harkness collects the first Mets hit at Shea with a third-inning single. Ron Hunt scores the first Mets run at Shea.

April 17, 1968

Jerry Koosman throws his second consecutive shutout and strikes out 10 as the Mets win in a home opener for the first time in a 3-0 victory over San Francisco.

April 17, 1989

Darryl Strawberry, Kevin McReynolds and Keith Hernandez hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in a 5-2 win vs. Philadelphia.

April 17, 2009

Gary Sheffield becomes the first player to hit his 500th home run in a Mets uniform when he goes deep off Milwaukee’s Mitch Stetter in a 5-4 win at Citi Field.

April 17, 2010

The Mets beat the Cardinals, 2-1, in 20 innings in St. Louis. It marks the team’s fourth-longest contest by innings and the first time the team won a game lasting 20 innings or longer.

Gary Sheffield (Getty Images)

April 18, 1970

Denny Doyle’s first-inning single is the only hit off Nolan Ryan, who beats the Phillies, 7-0, at Shea. Ryan strikes out 15 batters to tie the then-club record in his one-hit masterpiece.

Apriil 18, 1971

Gary Gentry fires a one-hitter in a 5-2 win vs. Pittsburgh at Shea. Roberto Clemente’s triple in the sixth inning is the lone Pirates hit.

April 18, 1976

Dave Kingman blasts two home runs in a losing effort, 7-5, at Pittsburgh.

April 18, 1986

New York begins a franchise-record-tying 11-game winning streak with a victory over Philadelphia at Shea.

Gary Gentry (Getty Images)

April 19, 1963

Ed Kranepool hits the first of his 118 home runs with a shot off Bob Shaw at the Polo Grounds in a 5-4 win over the Braves.

April 19, 1964

After dropping their first two games at Shea, the Mets finally christen their new ballpark with a win, a 6-0 triumph over the Pirates.

April 19, 1969

Tom Seaver tops St. Louis, 2-1. He outduels Bob Gibson in his first of three wins over Gibson that season.

April 19, 1988

New York pounds out 16 hits in a 14-0 win over the Reds.

April 19, 1989

Kevin Elster breaks the then-Major League record with his 73rd straight errorless game at shortstop.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

April 20, 1967

Tom Seaver earns his first Major League victory, beating the Cubs, 6-1, at Shea. Seaver works 7 2/3 innings, allows eight hits and one run, with no walks and five strikeouts.

April 20, 1965

Warren Spahn hurls a brilliant complete-game, 3-2 victory over the Dodgers. He strikes out John Kennedy with the tying run on third for the final out.

April 20, 1983

Mookie Wilson goes 5-for-9 with four RBIs to help the Amazins sweep a doubleheader from the Pirates.

April 20, 2000

Melvin Mora cracks a 10th-inning home run to help New York nip the Brewers, 5-4, and sweep a three-game set at Shea.

Melvin Mora (Getty Images)

April 21, 1957

Jesse Orosco is born.

April 21, 1971

Tom Seaver extends his consecutive scoreless streak to 26 2/3 innings (a then-club record) in beating Cincinnati, 5-2.

April 21, 1986

Gary Carter drives in four runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth inning, in a 6-5 win over the Pirates.

Jesse Orosco (Getty Images)

April 22, 1962

New York suffers its ninth straight loss to begin the season with a 4-3 setback vs. Pittsburgh. New York ties a record set by the 1918 Brooklyn Dodgers and 1919 Boston Braves for the worst start in Major League history.

April 22, 1970

Tom Seaver strikes outs out 19 batters, including the last 10 in a row, in a 2-1 win at Shea.

April 22, 1979

After being held scoreless for 26 consecutive innings, the Mets break through by scoring four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Phillies, 4-2.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

April 23, 1962

After losing the first nine games in franchise history, the Mets notch their first ever win with a 9-1 rout of the Pirates at Forbes Field. Jay Hook was the winning pitcher, tossing a complete-game five-hitter. Hook also added a two-run single in the second inning. Bobby Gene Smith and Elio Chacon each added two RBIs.

April 23, 1964

Ron Hunt cracks New York’s first home run at Shea, an eighth-inning solo shot in a 5-1 loss to Chicago.

April 23, 1965

Ron Swoboda’s second pinch-hit home run in nine days is one of the key blows as the Mets erase an 8-2 eighth-inning deficit and beat the Giants, 9-8, in 11 innings.

April 23, 1975

Rusty Staub belts a grand slam off Bob Gibson as Tom Seaver picks up a 7-1 victory vs. St. Louis.

April 23, 1993

Bobby Bonilla homers from both sides of the plate and finishes with five RBIs in a 6-1 win vs. San Diego.

April 23, 1997

Todd Hundley hits two home runs and drives in five runs as New York pounds Cincinnati, 10-2.

April 23, 2000

Derek Bell goes 4-for-4 with four RBIs in a 15-8 win vs. the Cubs.

Derek Bell (Getty Images)

April 24, 1963

Carl Willey becomes the first Mets right-handed pitcher to hurl a shutout as he blanks the Cubs, 2-0. Ron Hunt cracks his first Major League home run in the contest.

April 24, 1965

Casey Stengel earns his 3,000th victory as a Major League manager with New York’s 7-6 win over the Giants.

April 24, 2000

Matt Franco drives in the lone run of the game with a ninth-inning infield single in New York’s 1-0 victory over the Dodgers.

Matt Franco (Getty Images)

April 25, 1967

Tom Seaver leads off the top of the 10th with a single and scores the winning run in a 2-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

April 25, 1973

Rusty Staub hits two home runs as New York downs Houston, 5-2.

April 25, 1986

Dwight Gooden hurls a complete-game, five-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over Houston at Shea.

April 25, 1990

Ron Darling wins his second ever game in relief with a scoreless inning in New York’s 8-5 win over Atlanta at Shea.

Ron Darling (Getty Images)

April 26, 1988

Keith Hernandez hits a grand slam and another home run and drives in a career-high seven runs to put him over the 1,000-RBI mark in a 13-4 drubbing at Atlanta.

April 26, 1992

Howard Johnson launches his 200th career home run in a 5-4 loss at Philadelphia.

April 26, 1995

Todd Hundley hits the only Mets Opening Day grand slam, but it’s not enough as New York falls to Colorado, 11-9 in 14 innings.

Todd Hundley (Getty Images)

April 27, 1965

Playing indoors for the first time, the Mets fall apart in the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Houston Astrodome. In the ninth inning, Houston’s Eddie Kasko lifts an apparent game-ending fly ball to left. But Joe Christopher loses the ball in the roof and it falls for a game-winning two-run double in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss.

April 27, 1975

The Mets explode for six seventh-inning runs off Dave McNally to edge Montreal, 7-6.

April 27, 1976

Bruce Boisclair’s two-out, two-run double to right sparks the Mets to a 6-5 win over Atlanta.

April 27, 1999

Rickey Henderson swipes two bases against San Diego to give him 1,301 stolen bases in his career.

Rickey Henderson (Getty Images)

April 28, 1962

New York swats five home runs to beat the Phillies, 8-6, to win their first game at the Polo Grounds. Charlie Neal collects two hits, and Jim Hickman, Gil Hodges and Frank Thomas each have one.

April 28, 1965

Tug McGraw loses his first Major League decision as the Astros beat the Mets, 12-9. Lindsey Nelson describes the game from the gondola of the Astrodome, which is 208 feet above second base. At the pregame meeting at home plate with the umpires, Casey Stengel looks up and asks, “What if the ball hits my man Lindsey up there?” The umps confer and rule that the ball would be in play.

April 28, 1985

Darryl Strawberry blasts his first career grand slam as New York outlasts Pittsburgh, 5-4, in 18 innings.

Tug McGraw (Getty Images)

April 29, 1962

Al Jackson becomes the first pitcher in Mets history to throw a shutout as he blanks the Phillies, 8-0. New York plates seven runs in the fourth inning to break the game open.

April 29, 1963

Roger Craig beats the Dodgers, 4-2, at the Polo Grounds. Craig would lose his next 18 decisions.

April 29, 1969

Ed Kranepool belts two home runs in a 2-0 victory at Montreal.

April 29, 1971

The Mets complete a four-game sweep in St. Louis by beating the Cardinals, 7-0, behind a three-hitter by Nolan Ryan and Danny Frisella.

April 29, 1973

Jerry Koosman shuts out the Braves, 1-0. Kooz went 4-0 with a 1.06 ERA in April to earn National League Player of the Month honors.

April 29, 1978

Pete Rose clocks three home runs as the Reds double-up the Mets, 14-7, at Shea.

Ed Kranepool (Getty Images)

April 30, 1968

Ron Swoboda cracks a solo home run and Don Cardwell makes it stand up in a 1-0 victory vs. Philadelphia. Swoboda finishes the month with seven home runs and 16 RBIs.

April 30, 1974

John Stearns wallops his first Major League home run off Ray Burris in a 7-4 loss to the Cubs.

April 30, 1982

Dave Kingman cracks his 300th career home run at San Francisco.

April 30, 1986

Darryl Strawberry collects five hits, including a two-run home run, and drives in three runs in an 8-1 victory at Atlanta.

John Stearns (Getty Images)

May 1, 1962

The Mets fall to Joey Jay and the Cincinnati Reds, 8-2, at the Polo Grounds, in their first home night game.

May 1, 1965

Yogi Berra pinch-hits in the eighth inning, marking his first appearance as a Met. Berra would ground out to first.

May 1, 1974

Tom Seaver strikes out 16 batters and surrenders a mere three hits in 12 innings of work. Unfortunately for the Mets, the Dodgers prevail, 2-1, in 14 innings.

May 1, 1980

Pete Falcone ties a Major League record by striking out the first six Philadelphia batters to face him. The Phillies nip New York, 2-1, at Shea in that contest.

May 1, 1988

Tim Teufel, Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the top of the fifth as Dwight Gooden tosses a shutout in an 11-0 win at Cincinnati.

Tim Teufel (Getty Images)

May 2, 1991

Mackey Sasser and Mark Carreon hit pinch-hit, back-to-back home runs in a 6-5 win over San Francisco at Shea. It's the first time in 16 years that a National League club has hit pinch-hit back-to-back home runs.

Mackey Sasser (Getty Images)

May 3, 1963

The Mets honor one of the game's greatest on Willie Mays Night at the Polo Grounds. In front of 49,431 fans, Duke Snider slugs two home runs, but New York falls, 5-3, to the Giants.

May 3, 1985

Lenny Dykstra's second Major League at-bat is a memorable one. Lenny cracks a two-run home run off Cincinnati's Mario Soto.

May 3, 1991

David Cone retires the first 16 San Francisco batters on May 3, 1991. Mike Felder's sixth-inning single broke up the no-hit bid in the Mets' 3-0 win.

May 3, 1992

Howard Johnson swipes his 200th stolen base. Hojo becomes the 16th player in Major League history to amass 200 home runs and 200 stolen bases. Eddie Murray hits his 400th career home run in a 7-0 win at Atlanta.

Lenny Dykstra (Getty Images)

May 4, 1966

Jack Hamilton surrenders only one hit -- Ray Sadecki's bunt single in the third inning -- in a 9-0 win over St. Louis.

May 4, 1969

New York posts a pair of 3-2 wins over the Cubs. Tom Seaver and Tug McGraw each hurl a complete-game victory in the doubleheader sweep.

May 4, 1995

Todd Hundley blasts a pinch-hit grand slam at Montreal in a 5-1 victory.

May 4, 2001

John Franco records his 422nd career save in a 4-2 win vs. Arizona at Shea. Earlier that evening, Franco was elected the club's captain in a unanimous vote by the team.

John Franco (Getty Images)

May 5, 1965

Philadelphia's Jim Bunning chalks up his sixth straight complete-game victory over the Mets with a 1-0 win. Bunning also provides the lone run with a solo home run off Warren Spahn.

May 5, 1974

John Milner socks a home run in his third consecutive game to give New York a 6-4, 10-inning win over the Padres in the second game of a doubleheader.

May 5, 2004

Mike Piazza becomes the all-time home run leader as a catcher with his 352nd at home against San Francisco.

Mike Piazza (AP)

May 6, 1931

Hall of Famer Willie Mays is born.

May 6, 1962

New York records its first extra-inning win, beating the Phillies, 7-5, in 12 innings.

May 6, 1964

The first night game in Shea's history occurs as the Mets lose to the Reds, 12-4.

May 6, 1969

Pitcher Don Cardwell belts his 15th career Major League home run to pace the Mets to an 8-1 victory.

May 6, 1983

Darryl Strawberry goes 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his Major League debut vs. Nolan Ryan and the Houston Astros in a 10-1 defeat.

Willie Mays (Getty Images)

May 7, 1972

After trailing 6-0, the Mets rally to beat San Diego, 8-6, on Tommie Agee's two-run home run in the 10th inning.

May 7, 1980

The Mets and Reds tie a National League record by playing their third consecutive extra-inning affair. Cincinnati nips the Mets, 3-2, in 12 innings in that contest. New York was 1-2 in those three games.

May 7, 1985

Howard Johnson, who starts in left field, hits his first National League home run vs. Atlanta.

May 7, 1993

Dwight Gooden tosses a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 win vs. Florida.

May 7, 2001

The Mets score seven runs in the third inning at Colorado and hang on for a 10-9 victory.

May 7, 2010

Rod Barajas hits the first walk-off home run in Citi Field history in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Mets to a 6-5 win over the Giants.

Rod Barajas (AP)

May 8, 1961

New York's new National League club announces that the team nickname will be Mets. It was selected by club owner Mrs. Joan Payson. Other nominees were Islanders, Rebels, Skyliners, NYBs, Burros, Jets, Continentals and Avengers.

May 8, 1963

Ed Kranepool's RBI double in the ninth off Jack Baldschun gives the Mets a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

May 8, 1983

Darryl Strawberry collects his first Major League hit and RBI in a 10-5 victory over Cincinnati at Shea.

May 8, 1999

Armando Benitez saves his first game as a Met in a 4-2 win over Arizona.

Armando Benitez (Getty Images)

May 9, 1962

The Mets acquire fan favorite Marv Throneberry from Baltimore for a player to be named later. That player is catcher Hobie Landrith.

May 9, 1970

New York ties a then-club record by scoring eight runs in the fifth inning as the Mets pound San Francisco, 14-5, at Shea. Bobby Bonds hits an inside-the-park home run off Don Cardwell.

May 9, 1982

Rusty Staub's pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the ninth downs the Giants, 6-5.

May 9, 1986

Lenny Dykstra robs Dave Parker of a home run to preserve a 2-1 win vs. Cincinnati at Shea.

Marv Thorneberry (third from left) joins other athletes in a commercial shoot. (AP)

May 10, 1965

Before an exhibition game at West Point, Casey Stengel slips and fractures his wrist.

May 10, 1967

New York acquires infielder Ed Charles from Kansas City for outfielder Larry Elliott and cash.

May 10, 1968

Tommie Agee cracks his first home run as a member of the Mets in a 5-1 win at Chicago.

Ed Charles (Getty Images)

May 11, 1970

Tom Seaver suffers his first loss after 16 consecutive wins. Montreal's Dan McGinn hurls a three-hit shutout as the Expos down New York, 3-0.

May 11, 1972

The Mets acquire baseball legend Willie Mays from the Giants for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash. Later that night, Tom Seaver wins the first game of a doubleheader against Los Angeles at Shea for his 100th career victory.

May 11, 1990

Dwight Gooden strikes out 15 Dodgers in seven innings and drives in four runs to tie the club record for a pitcher in a 9-4 win.

May 11, 1999

In a battle of Bobby Joneses, Colorado's Jones handed the Mets' Jones his first loss of the season.

Bobby Jones (Getty Images)

May 12, 1925

Yogi Berra is born.

May 12, 1962

The Mets complete their first ever doubleheader sweep with a pair of dramatic wins. New York defeats the Braves, 3-2, in the first game on Hobie Landrith's ninth inning home run and the Mets capture the nightcap with an 8-7 win on Gil Hodges's ninth-inning home run.

May 12, 1972

Willie Mays dons a Mets uniform (No. 24) for the first time, but he doesn't get into the game as New York beats the Giants, 2-1, at Shea to start a club record-tying 11-game winning streak.

May 12, 1974

Ed Kranepool collects his 1,000th career hit at Chicago on May 12, 1974.

Yogi Berra (Getty Images)

May 13, 1950

Mets manager Bobby Valentine is born.

May 13, 1970

Gary Gentry hurls 7 2/3 hitless innings against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In the eighth, Ernie Banks lofts a fly ball to left. After a long run left fielder Dave Marshall can't hold on to the ball. The official scorer rules it a hit, the only one of the day for the Cubs as the Mets win, 4-0.

Bobby Valentine (Getty Images)

May 14, 1968

Nolan Ryan strikes out 14 Cincinnati Reds to set the then-club record for strikeouts in a game. "I threw nothing but fastballs the last two innings," said the 21-year-old.

May 14, 1972

In his first game in a Mets uniform, Willie Mays cracks a game-winning home run off Don Carrithers as New York tops San Francisco, 5-4.

May 14, 1985

Roger McDowell retires all 14 batters he faces and collects his first Major League win in a 3-1 win at Atlanta.

May 14, 1997

Edgardo Alfonzo ties a Major League record by being involved in four double plays as a third baseman vs. Houston.

Edgardo Alfonzo (AP)

May 15, 1970

Tom Seaver notches 15 strikeouts and surrenders just one hit in a 4-0 victory over Philadelphia. It was the Mets' third one-hitter in less than a month.

May 15, 1973

After winning his first five decisions to open the campaign, Jerry Koosman loses his first game of the year.

May 15, 1985

Mookie Wilson swipes his 200th career stolen base in the top of the fifth inning at Houston.

Mookie Wilson (Getty Images)

May 16, 1961

Gil Hodges swats the only inside-the-park home run of his career at the Polo Grounds as New York edges the Giants, 6-5, in 11 innings.

May 16, 1983

Darryl Strawberry belts his first Major League home run, a two-run shot in the fifth, in an 11-4 win at Pittsburgh.

May 16, 2000

John Franco appears in his 500th game as a member of the Mets.

John Franco (Getty Images)

May 17, 1972

John Milner collects five RBIs to pace the Mets to a 12-2 win over the Expos at Shea.

May 17, 1974

Tom Seaver becomes the first Mets pitcher to chalk up 2,000 career innings. Seaver does it in fine fashion with a 5-0 victory over Montreal.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

May 18, 1978

Lenny Randle becomes the first player in franchise history to score five runs in one game as New York defeats Atlanta, 8-7, in 10 innings.

May 18, 1996

Todd Hundley hits a home run from each side of the plate and drives in a career-high seven runs in a 14-5 win at San Francisco.

May 18, 1997

The Mets score eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Colorado, 10-4. Takashi Kashiwada becomes the first Japanese pitcher to earn a win for New York in that contest.

Takashi Kashiwada (Getty Images)

May 19, 1970

Tommie Agee hits two home runs in a 7-4 victory at Montreal.

May 19, 1977

Three and half years after undergoing cancer surgery, Jackson Todd earns his first Major League win as the Mets top the Giants, 4-3.

May 19, 1993

Dallas Green was named the 15th manager in club history. Green took over for Jeff Torborg.

Dallas Green (Getty Images)

May 20, 1962

For the second time in eight days, the Mets sweep a doubleheader from the Braves. New York wins, 7-6, after scoring four runs in the ninth and 9-5 behind seventh inning home runs from Felix Mantilla, Frank Thomas and Charlie Neal. The Mets next win would come 17 days later.

May 20, 1967

Jack Hamilton swatted a grand slam, the second ever for a Mets pitcher, in an 11-9 loss to St. Louis.

May 20, 1968

Ed Charles cracks two home runs and Jerry Koosman beats the Pirates, 2-1.

May 20, 1975

Joe Torre collects four hits, including his first home run as a Met, in Cincinnati.

May 20, 1979

Richie Hebner's three-run, 10th-inning home run ties the game and Frank Taveras' 11th-inning single wins it as New York rallies to beat St. Louis, 8-7, at Shea. Neil Allen posts his first Major League victory in the contest.

Joe Torre (AP)

May 21, 1962

The Mets begin a club record 17-game losing streak by falling to the Colt .45s, 3-2.

May 21, 1969

Tom Seaver three-hits the Braves in a 5-0 win, as the Mets reach the .500 mark (18-18) at the latest date in their history.

May 21, 1972

Willie Mays cracks his second game-winning home run of the week in a 4-3 triumph over Philadelphia. New York's 11th straight win gives the club its best start ever (25-7).

May 21, 1999

Mike Piazza hits his fourth home run in as many games in a 7-5 victory over Philadelphia.

May 21, 2000

Joe McEwing cracks two doubles and a home run off Randy Johnson to help New York to a 7-6 win over Arizona.

Joe McEwing (Getty Images)

May 22, 1963

Gil Hodges leaves the Mets as a player and replaces Mickey Vernon as the manager of the Washington Senators.

May 22, 1976

New York records the 1,000th victory in franchise history as Jerry Koosman beats the Expos, 4-1.

May 22, 1984

George Foster becomes the first Met to steal home in 14 years vs. San Francisco.

May 22, 1993

Dwight Gooden cracks his sixth career home run to tie Tom Seaver's club record in a 6-1 victory vs. Atlanta.

May 22, 1998

Mike Piazza is acquired by the Mets from the Marlins in exchange for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall and Geoff Goetz.

George Foster (Getty Images)

May 23, 1963

The Mets purchase outfielder Jimmy Piersall from Washington.

May 23, 1972

Fergie Jenkins beats the Mets, 2-1, at Chicago, to snap New York's 11-game winning streak.

May 23, 1986

Mookie Wilson registers his first career five-hit game, including a club-record 46th career triple in a 7-4 loss at San Diego.

Mookie Wilson (Getty Images)

May 24, 1973

Rusty Staub goes 5-for-9 in a 19-inning affair vs. Los Angeles. Ed Kranepool's two-run double plates the go-ahead runs as the Mets defeat the Dodgers, 7-3, to end the marathon.

May 24, 1992

David Cone hurls his second consecutive shutout. He defeated the Giants, 6-0. Five days earlier, Cone tossed a shutout over the Padres in an 8-0 win.

David Cone (Getty Images)

May 25, 1968

Al Weis cracks his first home run in three years as the Mets pound Atlanta, 9-1.

May 25, 1980

After Pirates left fielder Bill Robinson loses Joel Youngblood's fly ball in fog at Shea in the 11th inning of a 3-3 game, the contest is called on account of the fog.

May 26, 1964

The Mets score a then-club-record 19 runs as they pound Chicago, 19-1, at Wrigley Field. As legend has it, a fan called a New York newspaper that night and asked "How did the Mets do today?" "Well," the deskman at the paper answered, "They got 19 runs." "Great!" the fan replied. "Did they win?" The 18-run win is still the largest margin of victory in team history.

May 26, 1975

Wayne Garrett slugs a pinch-hit, ninth-inning three-run home run off Andy Messersmith to give Tom Seaver and the Mets a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers at Shea.

May 26, 1979

Skip Lockwood snaps his 14-game losing streak by beating the Pirates in relief, 10-8, at Shea. Skip's previous win came on June 13, 1978.

May 26, 1982

Wally Backman collects his first Major League home run, a three-run shot off Rick Camp, in a 6-4 win at Atlanta.

May 26, 1990

The Mets beat San Diego, 11-0, in what turns out to be Davey Johnson's last win as a Mets manager. His 595 victories are a club record.

Wally Backman (Getty Images)

May 27, 1969

The Mets lose to San Diego, 3-2, at Shea. New York will not lose again for another two weeks.

May 27, 1974

Meeting for the first time since their riotous playoff series, the Reds beat the Mets, 4-2, despite Bud Harrelson's home run off Fred Norman.

May 27, 1976

Wayne Garrett's pinch-hit three-run triple in the ninth lifts the Mets to a 5-2 win over Philadelphia.

May 27, 2000

Todd Zeile cracks two home runs, including a grand slam, as the Mets hit four home runs and outlast St. Louis, 12-8.

Todd Zeile (Getty Images)

May 28, 1969

Bud Harrelson's RBI single in the 11th inning sparks New York to a 1-0 win over the Padres at Shea. The victory begins a club-record 11-game winning streak. Jerry Koosman sets a then-club record with 15 strikeouts in 10 innings of work in that contest.

May 28, 1980

The Mets plate six runs in the eighth inning to erase a 5-0 deficit and beat St. Louis, 6-5.

Bud Harrelson (Getty Images)

May 29, 1971

Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan each win in a doubleheader sweep of San Diego. Seaver wins 5-1, and Ryan strikes out 16 batters in a 2-1 victory.

May 29, 1973

Seaver belts his sixth career home run and strikes out 16 in a 5-2 win over San Francisco.

May 29, 1990

Bud Harrelson is named the 12th manager in Mets history after taking over for Davey Johnson.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

May 30, 1962

The Dodgers return to New York for the first time and sweep a doubleheader from the Mets in front of 54,360 fans, the NL's largest crowd of the year. The Mets turn their first-ever triple play in the sixth inning of Game 2.

May 30, 1969

Tom Seaver beat the Giants at Shea to improve to 7-3. Seaver struck out eight in eight innings that day. Rod Gaspar hit a two-run home run in the eighth to tie the game, 3-3, and then Duffy Dyer delivered a pinch-hit RBI single for the winning run.

May 30, 1972

Jon Matlack fired a three-hit shutout to knock off Philadelphia, 6-0, at Shea. Matlack outdueled Steve Carlton. Rusty Staub went 4-for-4 with four RBIs in that contest.

May 30, 2000

The Mets scored six runs in the ninth inning, capped off by a pinch-hit grand slam by Todd Pratt, to top the Dodgers, 10-5, at Los Angeles.

Todd Pratt (left) greets Melvin Mora (AP)

May 31, 1964

The Mets and Giants play an unforgettable doubleheader before 57,037 fans at Shea. The Giants win the opener, 5-3, then take the nightcap, 8-6, in 23 innings. Joe Christopher launches a three-run home run off Bob Bolin to tie the game in the seventh inning for New York. The Mets turn a triple play in the 14th inning, but their luck runs out in the 23rd inning. With Galen Cisco working his ninth inning of relief, the Giants plate the winning run on Del Crandall's RBI double. Ed Kranepool, who played in all 32 innings on the day, states, "I wanted it to go a little longer. That way, I could say that I played a game that I started in May and ended in June"

May 31, 1977

New York manager Joe Frazier is dismissed and replaced by Joe Torre, who as a player-manager guides the Mets to a 6-2 win.

May 31, 1988

Kevin Elster belts a game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Mets to a 5-4 victory over Los Angeles.

Kevin Elster (Getty Images)

June 1, 1969

New York completes a three-game sweep of the Giants at Shea as Ron Swoboda's bases-loaded walk forces home the winning run in a 5-4 triumph.

June 1, 1977

John Stearns swats his first career grand slam in a 6-4 win over Montreal.

June 1, 1984

Hubie Brooks singles in the seventh inning vs. St. Louis to extend his hitting streak to a club-record 24 games.

Ron Swoboda (Getty Images)

June 2, 1971

The Mets beat Juan Marichal and the Giants, 5-2, at San Francisco. Charlie Williams earns his first Major League victory in that contest.

June 2, 1992

Eddie Murray slugs a grand slam in a 4-3 victory vs. San Francisco.

June 2, 2000

New York travels to Tampa Bay for the first time in club history and edges the Devil Rays, 5-3.

Eddie Murray (Getty Images)

June 3, 1969

Ed Kranepool hits two home runs to pace the Mets and Tom Seaver to a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers. The Mets' sixth win in a row gives New York a 24-23 mark as the club is over .500 at the latest point in the season in club history.

June 3, 1975

Dave Kingman rips a three-run, 480-foot home run into Shea's parking lot off Ken Forsch in a 4-3 win over Houston.

June 3, 1980

Doug Flynn becomes the first Met in 13 years to collect two triples in a game as New York drubs Atlanta, 9-4.

June 3, 1980

With the No. 1 pick in the annual June draft, the Mets select 18-year-old Darryl Strawberry.

June 3, 1983

George Bamberger is replaced by Frank Howard as the team's manager.

June 3, 1997

Bobby Jones becomes the fastest Met to 10 wins (12 starts) in a 2-1 victory over Montreal.

Frank Howard (AP)

June 4, 1969

New York edges the Dodgers, 1-0, in 15 innings to extend its winning streak to seven games. Dodgers center fielder Willie Davis misplays Wayne Garrett's single allowing Tommie Agee to score from first with the winning run. In the top of the 15th, second baseman Al Weis makes a dazzling defensive play, throwing out Billy Grabarkewitz at home to preserve the scoreless affair.

June 4, 1976

Dave Kingman becomes the second player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game. Kingman also sets the club mark with eight RBIs as the Mets beat the Dodgers, 11-0, at Los Angeles.

Wayne Garrett (right) with Ed Charles (Getty Images)

June 5, 1966

Against Sandy Koufax, Ron Hunt hits the Mets' first inside-the-park home run at Shea.

June 5, 1973

The Mets use their first pick in the June draft to select outfielder Lee Mazzilli, an 18-year-old from Brooklyn's Lincoln High School.

June 5, 1977

Joe Torre ups his record to 6-1 as the club's manager as the Mets sweep a doubleheader from the Phillies, 6-5 in 10 innings and 3-2. Torre inserts himself into the first game as a pinch-hitter and receives a long standing ovation from the Shea crowd.

June 5, 1978

New York rallies from six runs down to beat the Dodgers, 9-8, at Shea.

Ron Hunt (Getty Images)

June 6, 1962

The Mets lose a doubleheader to Philadelphia, 2-0 and 2-1, to run their losing streak to 17 games.

June 6, 1980

New York explodes for eight runs in the second inning en route to a 9-4 win over Pittsburgh at Shea.

June 6, 1989

The Mets turn a triple play at Wrigley Field. The Cubs' Vance Law lines to Dave Magadan, who steps on first and throws to Kevin Elster to complete the triple play.

June 6, 1999

Mike Piazza cracks a home run off Roger Clemens and Bobby Bonilla adds two RBIs as the Mets beat the Yankees.

Dave Magadan (Getty Images)

June 7, 1963

Duke Snider's three-run home run in the ninth inning off Diomedes Olivo gives the Mets a 3-2 win over St. Louis at the Polo Grounds. On the same day, infielder Bud Harrelson is signed by the Mets by scout Roy Partee.

June 7, 1987

Lee Mazzilli records his 1,000th career hit.

June 7, 2001

Tsuyoshi Shinjo launches a solo home run in the ninth to give the Mets a 6-5 victory over Philadelphia. Edgardo Alfonzo and Mike Piazza hit back-to-back home runs earlier in the contest.

Duke Snider (Getty Images)

June 8, 1962

Jay Hook beats the Cubs, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader to end the Mets' 17-game losing streak.

June 8, 1969

Tom Seaver strikes out 14 Padres to tie Nolan Ryan's then-club record in a 3-2 victory at San Diego. The win is the Mets' 10th in a row.

June 8, 1977

Bud Harrelson collects his 1,000th career hit, a fifth-inning single off Jack Billingham.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

June 9, 1973

Gil Hodges' No. 14 is officially retired during Old-Timers' Day ceremonies at Shea. Jon Matlack beats the Dodgers as Willie Mays hits his 655th career home run in a 4-2 victory in the game.

June 9, 1989

Darryl Strawberry slams his 200th career home run at Pittsburgh.

June 9, 1996

Jason Isringhausen hurls his first Major League shutout, a 6-0 win vs. Florida at Shea. Izzy strikes out a career-high 10 batters.

June 9, 2000

Mike Piazza belts a grand slam off Roger Clemens as the Mets clobber the Yankees, 12-2.

Jason Isringhausen (Getty Images)

June 10, 1969

Tommie Agee belts two home runs and Cleon Jones adds another as New York wins its 11th straight game with a 9-4 victory over San Francisco.

June 10, 1983

Dave Kingman ends a 17-inning marathon with a two-run home run to give New York a 4-2 win over Montreal.

June 10, 1987

Keith Hernandez cracks two home runs to help the Mets pound the Cubs, 13-2.

June 10, 2003

Jose Reyes makes his Major League debut, going 2-for-4 with a double in a 9-7 loss at Texas.

June 10, 2010

Jonathon Niese tosses a one-hitter, retiring the final 21 batters, to beat the Padres, 3-0. Niese joins Tom Seaver as the only Mets pitcher to finish a game one batter from perfection.

Jose Reyes (AP)

June 11, 1967

The Mets and Cubs combine for 11 home runs in the second game of a doubleheader to set an NL record. Chicago prevails, 18-9, in that game.

June 11, 1980

Mike Jorgensen's two-out, grand slam home run in the 10th inning gives the Mets a 6-2 win over Los Angeles.

June 11, 1985

A forgettable night, as Philadelphia beats New York, 26-7, behind two home runs, including a grand slam, from Von Hayes in the first inning. It's the most runs and hits (27) ever allowed by the Mets.

June 12, 1964

The Mets scout Roy Partee signs a 19-year-old left-handed pitcher named Frank "Tug" McGraw.

June 12, 1977

Tom Seaver beats the Astros, 3-1, at the Astrodome. After the game, a tearful Seaver admits "This may very well be my last game as a Met." Three days later, Seaver is traded to Cincinnati.

June 12, 1979

New York scores 10 runs in the sixth inning, including Doug Flynn's three-run inside-the-park home run as the Mets rally to beat the Reds, 12-6, at Shea.

June 12, 1985

Rick Aguilera wins his Major League debut with two hitless innings in a 7-3 victory at Philadelphia.

June 12, 1990

The Mets collect 12 extra-base hits (eight doubles and four home runs) in a 19-8 win at Chicago. Dave Magaden goes 4-for-4 with six RBIs in the game.

Rick Aguilera helps out at a food drive at Citi Field. (AP)

June 13, 1965

The largest crowd in Shea Stadium history (57,175) watches Los Angeles sweep a doubleheader from the Mets.

June 13, 1971

Ken Singleton's 10th-inning sacrifice fly lifts New York to a 5-4 win over the Giants at Shea.

June 13, 1972

Hank Aaron cracks a 10th-inning home run to beat the Mets, 6-5.

June 13, 1973

Tom Seaver beats the Giants, 3-1, at Shea. Felix Millan hits a solo home run that just eludes left fielder Gary Matthews in the first inning. (Matthews had climbed the wall twice during that series to rob the Mets of home runs.)

June 13, 1976

The Mets sweep their first doubleheader in 17 tries, beating San Francisco by scores of 4-2 and 4-1.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

June 14, 1963

Duke Snider hits the 400th home run of his career in a 10-3 win over Cincinnati at Crosley Field.

June 14, 1965

Jim Maloney of Cincinnati fires 10 innings of no-hit baseball and ties an NL record with 18 strikeouts, but Johnny Lewis cracks a solo home run in the 11th inning to lift the Mets to a 1-0 win.

June 14, 1980

Steve Henderson's two-out, three-run home run off Allen Ripley caps a five-run ninth inning and gives New York a 7-6 win.

Duke Snider at his Hall of Fame induction (Getty Images)

June 15, 1966

The Yankees and Mets make their first ever transaction with each other. The Mets purchase pitcher Bob Friend from the Yankees.

June 15, 1969

New York acquires Donn Clendenon from Montreal for infielder Kevin Collins and Minor League pitchers Steve Renko, Jay Carden and Dave Colon.

June 15, 1977

The Mets trade Tom Seaver to Cincinnati for pitcher Pat Zachry, infielder Doug Flynn and outfielders Steve Henderson and Dan Norman. Also on that date, the Mets acquire Bobby Valentine and pitcher Paul Siebert from San Diego for Dave Kingman.

June 15, 1983

The Mets acquire Keith Hernandez from St. Louis for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey.

June 15, 1991

Dwight Gooden hurls a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 win vs. Houston.

June 15, 1999

The Mets tie a then-club record by hitting six home runs in an 11-3 win at Cincinnati. Edgardo Alfonzo, Matt Franco, Rickey Henderson (twice), John Olerud and Mike Piazza all go deep. Henderson belts his 74th leadoff home run in that contest.

Keith Hernandez (Getty Images)

June 16, 1973

The Mets beat San Diego, 10-2, on POW Night. The Mets honor 152 Vietnam prisoners of war. Jerry Koosman earns the win, and Willie Mays slugs a home run.

June 16, 1977

A tearful Tom Seaver, who was traded to Cincinnati a day earlier, empties his Shea Stadium locker.

June 16, 1989

New York outlasts Philadelphia, 15-11, after nearly squandering an 8-0 first inning lead.

June 16, 1997

The Mets defeat the Yankees, 6-0, in the first ever Interleague matchup between the two clubs. Dave Mlicki hurls the shutout, and Butch Huskey went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Mets' first ever designated hitter.

Dave Mlicki (Getty Images)

June 17, 1962

The Legend of Marvelous Marv Throneberry comes to fruition in the first game of a doubleheader in an 8-7 loss to the Cubs at the Polo Grounds. Throneberry belts what appears to be a two-run triple, but he's called out for failing to touch second base. When Casey Stengel bolts from the dugout to argue the call, first-base coach Cookie Lavagetto intercepted him and says "Don't argue, Case, he missed first base too."

June 17, 1973

Ron Hodges belts his first Major League home run to give New York a 3-1 over San Diego at Shea.

June 17, 1976

Dave Kingman cracks a solo home run off Charlie Hough in the 14th inning to lift the Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers.

June 17, 1983

Keith Hernandez goes 2-for-4 in his Mets debut at Montreal.

June 17, 2009

Willie Randolph is replaced by Jerry Manuel, who becomes the 19th manager in franchise history.

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June 18, 1962

Hank Aaron clocks a grand slam to center field off Jay Hook as the Mets fall, 7-1, to Milwaukee.

June 18, 1972

Tom Seaver cracks a home run and hurls a five-hitter as the Mets nip the Reds, 2-1.

June 18, 1977

Manager Joe Torre formally retires as an active player.

June 18, 1988

Kevin McReynolds ties a Major League record with his 21st consecutive stolen base vs. Philadelphia.

June 18, 1991

Howard Johnson belts his fifth grand slam as a Met to tie the then club mark in a 7-5 win vs. Cincinnati.

June 18, 1994

Todd Hundley becomes the fourth Met to hit a home run from each side of the plate in an 11-3 triumph at Florida.

June 18, 2001

Turk Wendell becomes the first Met to win back-to-back games since Jesse Orosco in 1985 when he earns a 2-1 victory vs. Montreal.

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June 19, 1968

Jerry Koosman's 8-2 victory over the Astros is his sixth in a row, tying the club mark set earlier in the year by Dick Selma.

June 19, 1971

Donn Clendenon blasts a home run to give the Mets a 6-5, 15-inning triumph over the Phillies.

June 19, 1982

George Foster ties a club record with five hits in an 8-5 win at St. Louis.

June 19, 1988

David Cone carries a no-hitter into the eighth inning before Steve Jeltz singles with two outs. Cone finishes with a two-hit, 6-0 shutout of the Phillies.

June 19, 1989

Dwight Gooden becomes the third-youngest pitcher to ever record 100 career victories in a 5-3 triumph over Montreal.

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June 20, 1963

Tim Harkness' two-run single keys a five-run third inning as Jay Hook and Carl Willey combine to beat the Yankees, 6-2, in the first Mayor's Trophy Game before 52,430 at Yankee Stadium.

June 20, 1969

Nolan Ryan and the Mets best Bob Gibson and the Cardinals, 4-3, at Shea.

June 20, 1983

Keith Hernandez makes his Shea Stadium debut. Hernandez went 4-for-8 in the doubleheader vs. St. Louis, hitting a home run.

Keith Hernandez (Getty Images)

June 21, 1964

Philadelphia's Jim Bunning pitches the first complete perfect game in the National League since 1880, beating the Mets, 6-0.

June 21, 1977

Steve Henderson cracks his first Major League home run, a three-run shot to lift the Mets to a 5-2, 11-inning victory over the Braves.

June 21, 1997

Edgardo Alfonzo launches a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help New York top Pittsburgh, 3-2.

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June 22, 1962

Al Jackson tosses the first one-hitter in Mets history, allowing only a single to Joe Amalfitano in the first inning in a 2-0 win over the Colt .45s in the first game on a doubleheader. The Mets commit a club record six errors in the second game, losing 16-3.

June 22, 1967

Arizona State pitcher Gary Gentry is signed to a contract by Mets scout Dee Fondy.

June 22, 1980

Claudell Washington sets a club record by blasting three home runs to help New York beat the Dodgers, 9-6.

June 22, 1993

Al Harazin resigns from his position as general manager.

June 22, 1994

John Franco passes Dave Righetti for the most saves by a left-handed pitcher when he notches his 253rd career save in a 5-2 win at Atlanta.

June 22, 1999

Orel Hershiser earns his 200th career victory in a 7-4 win in Montreal. Mike Piazza ties Hubie Brooks' club record by hitting in his 24th straight game.

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June 23, 1963

Jimmy Piersall clocks a Dallas Green pitch for his 100th career home run. Piersall celebrates the feat by rounding the bases backward as the Mets shut out Philadelphia, 5-0, at the Polo Grounds.

June 23, 1964

The National League announces that Ron Hunt will be the starting second baseman in the All-Star Game, becoming the first Met to be so honored.

June 23, 1973

Willie Mays collects his 3,252nd career hit, moving him into seventh place on the all-time list.

June 23, 1975

New York is blanked 1-0 and 4-0 by St. Louis. The Mets have now been shut out for 35 consecutive innings.

Willie Mays (Getty Images)

June 24, 1965

The Mets sweep a doubleheader from Philadelphia at Shea, winning 2-1 and 5-0 to move to within 4 1/2 games of first place. New York went 20-5 during their hot streak.

June 24, 1972

Tom Seaver yields seven runs, the most in his career, in an 11-0 loss to the Cardinals at Shea.

June 24, 1975

Jerry Koosman records his 100th career victory, a 5-1 win over St. Louis.

June 24, 1980

Claudell Washington belts his fourth home run in two games as the Mets top the Cubs, 6-5.

June 24, 1990

Tim Teufel laces a pinch-hit, two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets a 6-5 win over Philadelphia.

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June 25, 1970

The Mets complete a five-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with an 8-3 win. New York entered the series 2 1/2 games out of first place, but emerge 1 1/2 games ahead.

June 25, 1971

Jerry Grote ties a club record with three doubles in the first game of a doubleheader at Montreal.

June 25, 1976

Mike Phillips breaks out of a 0-for-22 slump by hitting for the cycle in a 7-4 win over the Cubs.

June 25, 1989

New York ties a Major League record by recording no assists in a 5-1 win over Philadelphia.

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June 26, 1963

Tim Harkness swats a grand slam in the 14th inning off Chicago's Jim Brewer at the Polo Grounds to lift the Mets to an 8-6 triumph.

June 26, 1983

Rusty Staub ties Dave Philley's Major League record with his eighth straight pinch-hit in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Philadelphia.

June 26, 1992

Vince Coleman sets what is then a club record with four stolen bases at St. Louis.

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June 27, 1962

The Mets scout Bubber Jonnard signs 17-year-old Ed Kranepool from James Monroe High School in the Bronx.

June 27, 1962

Richie Ashburn becomes the 39th player in Major League history to collect 2,500 hits when he singles in the fourth inning of a 6-5, 10-inning loss at Pittsburgh.

June 27, 1972

Jim Fregosi drives in five runs in a 7-4 win over Pittsburgh at Shea.

June 27, 1976

Mike Phillips homers for the third straight game as the Mets beat the Cubs, 13-3.

June 27, 1993

Anthony Young establishes a new Major League record with his 24th consecutive loss, a 5-3 setback at the hands of the Cardinals.

Ed Kranepool (center) at Citi Field (Getty Images)

June 28, 1965

Nolan Ryan is signed by Mets scout Red Murff.

June 28, 1965

Chuck Hiller went 6-for-8 to help the Mets sweep a doubleheader from Milwaukee, 5-2 and 6-3.

June 28, 1972

Tom Seaver becomes the National League's second 10-game winner as he bests the Phillies, 3-2.

June 28, 1975

Casey Stengel makes his final appearance at Shea Stadium. Appearing at an Old-Timers' Day game, he watches the Mets beat Steve Carlton and the Phillies, 5-2.

June 28, 1999

Robin Ventura hits two home runs and drives in six runs as the Mets beat the Marlins, 10-6.

Robin Ventura (Getty Images)

June 29, 1962

The Mets draw 16 walks and coast to a 10-4 victory over the Dodgers.

June 29, 1971

Tom Seaver becomes the winningest pitcher in club history, chalking up his 45th triumph in a 7-3 win over the Phillies at Shea. Seaver strikes out Willie Montanez for his 1,000th career strikeout.

June 29, 1974

Jon Matlack hurls a one-hitter in a 4-0 win over St. Louis. John Curtis' third-inning single is the lone blemish.

June 29, 1993

Jeromy Burnitz cracks his first Major League home run and scores the winning run in the 12th inning in a 10-9 triumph at Florida.

June 29, 1997

The Mets score nine runs in the final three innings rallying to beat Pittsburgh, 10-8.

Jeromy Burnitz (Getty Images)

June 30, 1944

Ron Swoboda is born.

June 30, 1962

Sandy Koufax hurls the first of his four career no-hitters, beating the Mets, 5-0.

June 30, 1978

The Mets beat the Pirates, 6-5. The final out of the game was Dave Parker crashing into John Stearns in a home-plate collision. Parker suffers a broken cheekbone, but Stearns hangs on to the ball.

June 30, 1989

Ron Darling hits a home run in his second straight start at Cincinnati. Darling joins Tom Seaver as the only Met to accomplish that feat.

June 30, 2000

The Mets tie a club record by scoring 10 runs in the eighth inning, rallying to beat Atlanta, 11-8. Edgardo Alfonzo ties the contest with a two-run single and Mike Piazza puts the Mets ahead to stay with a three-run home run.

Bud Stearns (Getty Images)

July 1, 1966

Ron Hunt leads off the game with a single off Pittsburgh's Woodie Fryman but is then caught stealing. Fryman retires the next 26 Mets to face him en route to a one-hit, 12-0 victory.

July 1, 1976

John Milner cracks his second grand slam in six days as the Mets clobber the Cardinals, 13-0.

July 1, 1984

George Foster crushes his 300th career home run off Atlanta's Pete Falcone in the second game of a doubleheader.

July 1, 1993

Dwight Gooden breaks Tom Seaver's club mark for home runs by a pitcher when he swats his seventh career home run at Florida.

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July 2, 1969

Ken Boswell's RBI single and Wayne Garrett's bases-loaded walk give New York a 6-4, 14-inning win at St. Louis. Tug McGraw works six scoreless innings to pick up the win.

July 2, 1987

Terry Leach tosses a two-hit, 5-0 shutout at Cincinnati.

July 2, 1999

Atlanta hands New York its worst shutout loss in team history, 16-0.

Terry Leach (Getty Images)

July 3, 1973

The Mets allow a then-club-record 19 runs as Bob Bailey's grand slam is the key blow in a 19-8 loss to the Expos.

July 3, 1990

Frank Viola hurls a five-hit, 12-0 shutout over the Astros.

July 3, 1996

Alex Ochoa hits for the cycle in a 10-6 victory over Philadelphia.

Frank Viola (Getty Images)

July 4, 1972

Tom Seaver loses his no-hit bid with one out in the ninth inning vs. San Diego. The Padres' Leron Lee breaks up the no-hitter, but Seaver hangs on for a one-hit, 2-0 shutout.

July 4, 1976

Jerry Grote strokes a two-out, two-run home run in the ninth inning off Tug McGraw to lift the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Phillies.

July 4, 1978

Lee Mazzilli cracks a grand slam and Pat Zachry twirls a two-hit shutout as New York beats Philadelphia, 4-0.

July 4, 1985

In perhaps one of the strangest games in club history, the Mets beat the Braves, 16-13, in 19 innings at Atlanta. Keith Hernandez hits for the cycle in that contest and Rick Camp, the Majors' worst hitter, cracks a two-run home run in the 18th inning to tie the game. Ron Darling picks up the win as New York plates five runs in the 19th and holds on for the victory. The game ends at 3:55 a.m., and the holiday fireworks follow.

July 4, 1986

Wally Backman drives in five runs as the Mets pound Houston, 13-2.

Lee Mazilli (Getty Images)

July 5, 1962

Cleon Jones, an outfielder from Plateau, Ala., is signed by Mets scout Julian Morgan.

July 5, 1965

Ron Swoboda smacks his 14th and 15th home runs of the year. The long ball total breaks Jim Hickman's 1962 rookie home run mark.

July 5, 1968

Tom Seaver extends his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 22 innings before the Mets fall to Philadelphia, 3-1.

Cleon Jones (Getty Images)

July 6, 1962

Rod Kanehl becomes the first Met to belt a grand slam in a 10-3 victory over the Cardinals at the Polo Grounds. The milestone shot comes off Bobby Shantz. Gil Hodges also slugs his 370th career home run in that contest, passing Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner for the second-most home runs by a right-handed hitter in baseball history.

July 6, 1968

Phil Linz ties a club-record by collecting five hits in a game.

July 6, 1970

Tommie Agee hits for the cycle at Shea. Agee is only the second Met to accomplish that feat.

July 6, 1991

John Franco earns his 200th career save in a 2-1 victory at Philadelphia.

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July 7, 1964

Ron Hunt went 1-for-3 (a single off California's Dean Chance) as the first New York starter in an All-Star Game. The National League prevails, 7-4, before 50,850 fans at Shea Stadium. It is the only time in franchise history that the Mets have hosted the Midsummer Classic.

July 7, 1976

New York pounds out 20 hits en route to a 12-4 win over Houston.

July 7, 1994

Jason Jacome becomes the first Met in 20 years to hurl a shutout in his second Major League start with a 3-0 victory at Los Angeles.

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July 8, 1962

Stan Musial hits three home runs as St. Louis beats the Mets, 15-1, at the Polo Grounds.

July 8, 1969

Cleon Jones strokes a two-run double and Jerry Koosman beats the Cubs, 4-3, at Shea as the Mets pull within four games of first place.

July 8, 1973

Hank Aaron belts his 695th and 696th career home runs as Atlanta tops the Mets, 4-2, on July 8, 1973.

July 8, 1974

Despite tying a then-club record by issuing nine walks, Harry Parker beats the Padres, 2-1.

July 8, 1993

Joe Mclavine becomes execuitive VP of baseball operations.

July 8, 2000

The Mets trade pitcher Mardie Cornejo to Detroit for pitcher Ed Glynn.

Jerry Koosman (Getty Images)

July 9, 1963

Appearing in his seventh and final All-Star Game, the Mets' Duke Snider strikes out in his only at-bat in the National League's 5-3 win.

July 9, 1964

Batting for the first time in five weeks after suffering a glandular infection, Frank Thomas strokes a two-out, two-run, pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 4-3 win over St. Louis.

July 9, 1967

Ron Swoboda's bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning gives the Mets a 5-4 triumph over Atlanta.

July 9, 1968

Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver combine to pitch 2 1/3 scoreless innings in the NL's 1-0 win in the All-Star Game. Koosman earns the save, and Jerry Grote went 0-for-2.

July 9, 1969

Tom Seaver hurls 8 1/3 perfect innings before Jimmy Qualls singles to break up his bid. Tom hangs on for a 4-0, one-hit shutout over the Cubs.

July 9, 1973

Board Chairman M. Donald Grant addresses the team prior to the game vs. Houston at Shea. Grant talks about confidence, faith and the club "believing in itself." Tug McGraw jumps to his feet and screams "Ya gotta believe, ya gotta believe." The Mets beat the Astros, 2-1, on Felix Millan's 12th-inning RBI single that night.

Tug McGraw (Getty Images)

July 10, 1968

The National League formally adopts divisional play for the 1969 season. The Mets are placed in the Eastern Division along with Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Montreal.

July 10, 1973

Jon Matlack allows one hit (Tommy Helms' sixth-inning double) in shutting out the Astros, 1-0.

July 10, 1977

Pat Zachry picks up his first victory as a member of the Mets in a 2-1 triumph over the Expos.

July 10, 1984

The Mets have a then-franchise record four players on the National League's roster for the All-Star game in San Francisco. Dwight Gooden strikes out the side in the fifth to help the NL to a 3-1 win over the AL.

Dwight Gooden (Getty Images)

July 11, 1967

Tom Seaver becomes the first Mets pitcher to appear in an All-Star Game. Seaver earns the save, working a hitless 15th inning in a 2-1 National League victory at Anaheim.

July 11, 1976

Both Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver pitch in relief in a 9-8 loss at Atlanta.

July 11, 1980

Outfielder Darryl Strawberry, the nation's No. 1 draft pick, is signed to a contract by Mets scout Roger Jongewaard.

July 11, 1986

Gary Carter drives in seven runs and Sid Fernandez shuts out the Braves, 11-0.

July 11, 1991

Dwight Gooden becomes the second youngest pitcher to 1,500 strikeouts in a 4-3 victory over San Diego.

July 11, 2006

The Mets send a team-record six players to the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. David Wright hits a home run to get the National League on the board in the second, but the AL pulls out a 3-2 win.

Darryl Strawberry (Getty Images)

July 12, 1966

Ron Hunt drops down a sacrifice bunt in the 10th inning to help the National League prevail, 2-1, in the All-Star Game at St. Louis.

July 12, 1979

Against the Dodgers, the Mets jump out to their fastest start in club history, scoring eight runs in the first inning en route to a 12-5 victory.

July 12, 1988

Gary Carter goes 1-for-3 in his eighth consecutive All-Star Game start, and David Cone retires all three batters he faces.

Gary Carter (Getty Images)

July 13, 1969

Tommie Agee cracks two home runs to help the Mets sweep the Expos, 4-3 and 9-7, at Shea. The Mets are just 4 1/2 games behind the Cubs.

July 13, 1977

New York is trailing the Cubs, 2-1, at Shea. In the sixth inning with Lenny Randle at the plate, the lights at Shea flicker off as New York City is plunged into darkness for two straight days in the city's historic blackout.

July 13, 1980

Lee Mazzilli collects six hits and drives in six runs as the Mets sweep St. Louis, 7-4 and 10-4.

July 13, 1997

Alex Ochoa belts a game-winning home run in the top of the ninth inning, and Butch Huskey drives in five runs as the Mets erase a 6-0 deficit and rally to beat the Braves, 7-6.

July 13, 2001

Mike Piazza cracks his 300th career home run off Boston's Derek Lowe.

Alex Ochoa (Getty Images)

July 14, 1908

Johnny Murphy is born.

July 14, 1970

Tom Seaver strikes out four batters in three innings, Bud Harrelson collects two hits and Gil Hodges is the winning manager as the National League downs the AL, 5-4, in 12 innings.

July 14, 1979

The 1969 Miracle Mets are honored at Shea on the 10th anniversary of their fantastic season.

July 14, 1985

Dwight Gooden hurls a five-hit, 1-0 shutout at Houston.

July 14, 1987

Darryl Strawberry becomes the first NL player to start the All-Star Game during each of his first four full big league seasons.

July 14, 1989

Sid Fernandez establishes a new franchise record for strikeouts in a game by a left-handed pitcher with 16.

July 14, 2000

Mike Piazza blasts two home runs as the Mets top the Red Sox, 6-4.

July 14, 2001

Bobby Valentine records his 1,000th managerial win as Glendon Rusch and Armando Benitez combine on a one-hit, 2-0 shutout over the Red Sox.

Bobby Valentine (Getty Images)

July 15, 1935

Donn Clendenon is born.

July 15, 1963

Carl Willey becomes the first pitcher in club history to hit a home run \when he swats a grand slam in the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds in a 14-5 victory over Houston.

July 15, 1975

Jon Matlack is named co-MVP (along with Chicago's Bill Madlock) as the National League doubles up the American League, 6-3, in the Midsummer Classic in Milwaukee.

July 15, 1986

Sid Fernandez becomes the first Hawaii-born All-Star when he strikes out the side (Brook Jacoby, Jim Rice and Don Mattingly), but the National League falls, 3-2, in the Midsummer Classic.

Sid Fernandez (Getty Images)

July 16, 1967

Ed Kranepool hits a home run in each game of a doubleheader at St. Louis.

July 16, 1971

Cleon Jones grounds into a triple play during a 9-4 loss to Houston.

July 16, 1977

Steve Henderson blasts his third game-winning home run in less than a month as the Mets top Pittsburgh, 5-3.

July 16, 1984

Sid Fernandez wins his Major League debut, 13-3, at Houston.

July 16, 1994

John Franco eclipses Jesse Orosco's club mark with his 118th Mets save in a 5-4 win vs. San Diego.

July 16, 1997

Steve Philips is named the club's new general manager.

July 16, 1999

Rickey Henderson swipes three bases, collects three hits and scores three runs in a 9-7 win at Tampa Bay.

July 16, 2006

The Mets tie a Major League record by hitting two grand slams in one inning when Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran go deep in the sixth. The Mets score a franchise-record 11 runs in the sixth in New York's 13-7 win over the Cubs.

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July 17, 1973

Rusty Staub and John Milner each launch two-run home runs to highlight a seven-run, ninth-inning rally as the Mets beat the Braves, 8-7.

July 17, 1979

Lee Mazzilli belts the first All-Star home run by a Met and is credited with the game-winning RBI with a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning at Seattle.

Lee Mazilli (Getty Images)

July 18, 1966

The Mets sweep back-to-back doubleheaders for the first time in the team history with a sweep of the Astros.

July 18, 1972

It is discovered that Rusty Staub has been playing with a broken bone in his right hand since June 3.

July 18, 1982

Craig Swan notches his first career save in an 8-3 victory at Los Angeles.

July 18, 1993

Jeff Kent swats two home runs in a 12-6 win at San Francisco.

July 18, 1999

Rickey Henderson cracks his 75th career leadoff home run to help the Mets edge Baltimore, 8-6.

Jeff Kent (Getty Images)

July 19, 1962

Jay Hook becomes the first Mets pitcher to notch 10 strikeouts in a contest when he whiffs 10 Pirates in a 7-6 loss in 10 innings.

July 19, 1970

Joe Foy ties a club record with five hits in one game at San Francisco.

July 19, 1976

While diving for a fly ball, Dave Kingman tears a ligament in his left thumb. At the time Kingman had 32 home runs in 92 games and was ahead of Hack Wilson's then-NL mark of 56 home runs.

July 19, 1980

Roy Lee Jackson retires the last 19 batters to face him as New York pounds out 20 hits to rout the Reds.

Dave Kingman (Getty Images)

July 20, 1969

The Mets head into the All-Star break at 53-39, 4 1/2 games behind the Cubs after splitting a doubleheader at Montreal.

July 20, 1971

Ed Kranepool becomes the franchise home run leader by cracking his 70th career home run in a 4-2 loss at Chicago.

July 20, 1974

George Theodore, Rusty Staub and Cleon Jones hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning off San Diego's Lowell Palmer in a 10-2 triumph.

July 20, 1975

Dave Kingman belts two home runs and drives in six as the Mets nip the Astros, 10-9.

July 20, 1984

Wally Backman ties a team mark with three doubles in an 11-inning, 3-2 win at Cincinnati.

July 20, 1985

Darryl Strawberry blasts two home runs, including a grand slam and has a career-high seven RBIs to help the Mets clobber the Braves, 16-4.

Wally Backman (Getty Images)

July 21, 1965

Willie Stargell's one-out, eighth-inning single breaks up Al Jackson's no-hit bid. Jackson finishes with a 1-0, two-hit victory at Pittsburgh.

July 21, 1972

In his first game in San Francisco since becoming a member of the Mets, Willie Mays cracks his 650th career home run to lift New York to a 3-1 win.

July 21, 1975

Joe Torre ties a Major League record by grounding into four double plays in a 4-2 loss to Houston.

July 21, 1983

Mike Torrez sets a dubious Mets record by walking 10 batters in a 6-1 loss at Cincinnati.

July 21, 1985

George Foster collects five RBIs in a 15-10 win vs. Atlanta.

July 21, 2004

David Wright makes his Major League debut, hitting seventh and starting at third base in a 5-4 win over Montreal.

David Wright (Getty Images)

July 22, 1966

Bob Friend twirls a 3-0 shutout over the Dodgers to extend the Mets' winning streak to seven games, their longest up to that time.

July 22, 1971

Tommie Agee belts two home runs as Tom Seaver tops the Cubs, 5-1.

July 22, 1986

Gary Carter plays third base and Jesse Orosco and Roger McDowell appear in right field in a 14-inning, 6-3 triumph at Cincinnati.

July 22, 1988

Mookie Wilson collects his 1,000th career hit, a single, in the first game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia.

Roger McDowell (Getty Images)

July 23, 1969

Starting left fielder Cleon Jones collects two hits and scores twice and Jerry Koosman hurls 1 2/3 scoreless innings as the National League defeats the American League, 9-3, in the All-Star Game at Washington.

July 23, 1974

Mets manager Yogi Berra guides the NL to a 7-2 All-Star Game win at Pittsburgh.

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July 24, 1965

After the annual Old-Timers' Dinner at Toots Shor's, manager Casey Stengel falls and suffers a fractured hip. Stengel would never manage again, finishing his career with 1,905 victories.

July 24, 1970

Tommie Agee steals home in the 10th inning to give the Mets a 2-1 triumph over the Dodgers at Shea.

July 24, 1975

Tom Seaver becomes the first Mets pitcher to strike out 2,000 batters when he fans Dan Driessen in the second inning.

July 24, 1987

Dave Magadan ties the club mark by going 5-for-5 in Game 1 of a doubleheader in a 7-4 win vs. Houston.

July 24, 1990

Mackey Sasser cracks two home runs to lift the Mets to a 7-4 victory at Philadelphia.

July 24, 1992

Sid Fernandez tosses a three-hit shutout in a 3-0 win vs. San Diego.

Mackey Sasser (Getty Images)

July 25, 1966

Former manager Casey Stengel is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

July 25, 1970

Dave Marshall connects on a three-run pinch-hit home run to lift the Mets to a 6-4 victory over the Dodgers.

July 25, 1971

Cleon Jones cracks the 1,000th home run in club history in the fourth inning off Houston's Ken Forsch.

July 25, 1972

Tug McGraw picks up a save in the National League's 4-3 win over the American League.

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July 26, 1963

The Mets set a Major League record with their 20th consecutive road loss when they lose, 7-3, at Houston.

July 26, 1965

Wes Westrum is officially named interim Mets manager for the remainder of the season.

July 26, 1978

Cincinnati's Pete Rose extends his National League-record hitting streak to 39 games with a fifth-inning double off Nino Espinosa at Shea.

July 26, 1983

Mike Torrez tosses a 10-inning complete-game win and Mookie Wilson belts a home run to give New York a 2-1 victory over Atlanta.

July 26, 1994

Rico Brogna drives in four runs, including a game-winning home run, in a 10-9 victory at St. Louis.

Rico Brogna (Getty Images)

July 27, 1974

Bob Apodaca retires 19 straight Expos en route to an 8-5 victory at Shea.

July 27, 1975

The Mets release Cleon Jones.

July 27, 1986

Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry and Kevin Mitchell hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in a 5-1 win at Atlanta.

July 27, 1994

Bobby Bonilla belts home runs from each side of the plate in a 9-4 win vs. St. Louis.

July 27, 2000

Grant Roberts made his Major League debut surrendering six runs in 1 1/3 innings vs. Montreal, but the Mets rally to win, 9-8, in the first game of a doubleheader.

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July 28, 1970

Donn Clendenon cracks two home runs and drives in a then-club-record seven runs in a 12-2 win over the Giants.

July 28, 1975

The Mets purchase Skip Lockwood from Oakland.

July 28, 1979

Chicago's Dave Kingman smashes three home runs (and has five in two games) against his former club, but the Mets hang on to win, 6-4. Neil Allen picks up his first Major League save.

July 28, 2001

Robin Ventura smacks a walk-off home run off former Met Turk Wendell in a 4-3 win.

Robin Ventura (Getty Images)

July 29, 1965

Johnny Lewis goes 7-for-10 with two home runs as the Mets split a doubleheader at Chicago.

July 29, 1971

Nolan Ryan sets a then-club record with nine walks in a 3-1 loss vs. St. Louis.

July 29, 1980

Lee Mazzilli's over-the-shoulder catch of Brian Asselstine's drive to dead center field saves Mark Bomback's 2-1 victory over Atlanta.

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July 30, 1890

Casey Stengel is born.

July 30, 1969

Gil Hodges walks out to left field and removes Cleon Jones for not hustling in the second game of a doubleheader. It is viewed as the turning point of the season for Jones, who ends the year on a tear.

July 30, 2000

Bubba Trammell hits a home run in his first at-bat with the Mets as New York tops St. Louis, 4-2, at Shea.

Bubba Trammell (Getty Images)

July 31, 1966

Bob Shaw beats the Cubs, 2-1, at Shea to complete the first winning month in club history (18-14).

July 31, 1971

Tommie Agee steals home for the fourth time in less than two years as the Mets top Chicago, 5-2.

July 31, 1983

Jesse Orosco wins both ends of a doubleheader vs. Pittsburgh. Orosco is victorious in Game 1, 7-6 in 12 innings, and captures the night cap with a 1-0 victory again in 12 innings.

Jesse Orosco (Getty Images)

August 1, 1972

Cleon Jones' RBI single in the 18th inning gives the Mets a 3-2 win over the Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader.

August 1, 1973

Felix Millan puts the finishing touches to an 18-game hitting streak as the Mets sweep Pittsburgh, 3-0 and 5-2 at Shea.

August 1, 1980

Steve Henderson christens Shea's new left-field bleacher area with a three-run, pinch-hit home run as the Mets rally to beat Houston, 5-4.

August 1, 1989

Kevin McReynolds hits for the cycle and has six RBIs in a 11-0 win over St. Louis.

August 1, 1990

David Cone becomes the first Mets pitcher to collect a pinch-hit when he singles in a 12-inning, 6-4 win at Montreal.

August 1, 1999

Al Leiter fans a career-high 15 batters in seven innings in a 5-4, 13-inning win at Chicago.

August 1, 2001

The Mets score a franchise-record six runs in the 10th inning to down Houston, 8-2 in 10 innings.

Al Leiter (Getty Images)

August 2, 1967

The Mets purchase Cal Koonce from the Chicago Cubs.

August 2, 1973

Cleon Jones becomes the first Met to collect 1,000 hits as he doubles off Jim Rooker in the Mets' 5-1 victory over the Pirates.

August 2, 1989

The Mets rally for three runs in the ninth inning to give Frank Viola his first National League win at St. Louis in a 4-3 triumph.

Frank Viola (Getty Images)

August 3, 1962

Frank Thomas swats two home runs vs. the Reds to give him six home runs in his last three games, a Major League record. Choo Choo Coleman, Charlie Neal and Marv Throneberry add home runs to give New York a franchise-tying five home runs in a game.

August 3, 1969

Jerry Grote cracks an 11th-inning home run to beat the Braves, 6-5, at Shea.

August 3, 1976

Ed Kranepool becomes the first Met to hit 100 career home runs, as his shot off Joe Kerrigan lifts New York to a 9-8 victory over Montreal.

August 3, 1983

George Foster drives in his 1,000th career run with a double, scoring Mookie Wilson, in a 2-1 win vs. Montreal.

George Foster (Getty Images)

August 4 (Several)

Joe Pignatano (1929), Dallas Green (1934) and Cleon Jones (1942) all celebrate birthdays today.

August 4, 1963

Roger Craig ties an NL record with his 18th straight loss, a 2-1 setback at the hands of the Braves in Milwaukee.

August 4, 1966

Ron Swoboda slugs a three-run, pinch-hit home run to propel the Mets to a 8-6 triumph over the Giants.

August 4, 1970

Tommie Agee sets a then-club record with his 24th stolen base of the year vs. Chicago.

August 4, 1983

Danny Heep sets the club record with his fourth pinch-hit home run of the year in a 2-1 loss to Montreal.

August 4, 1985

Dwight Gooden earns his 11th straight victory with a 4-1 win over Chicago.

Dwight Gooden (Getty Images)

August 5, 1971

New York leaves 18 men on base and hits into six double plays during a 2-1, 17-inning loss to Atlanta.

August 5, 1973

With just 54 games left, the Mets are buried in the cellar in the NL East with a 48-60 record, 11 1/2 games out of first place. The Mets would end that season in Game 7 of the World Series.

August 5, 1974

Tug McGraw laces a three-run double as the Mets post a 10-4 win vs. Montreal.

August 5, 1980

Doug Flynn ties the Major League record and becomes the first Met to hit three triples in one game at Montreal.

August 5, 1985

Darryl Strawberry strokes three home runs to tie the franchise mark in a 7-2 win at Chicago.

Darryl Strawberry (Getty Images)

August 6, 1968

Kevin Collins' first Major League home run, a three-run shot in the ninth inning, gives the Mets a 4-1 victory over the Astros.

August 6, 1973

New York begins its amazing stretch drive as Harry Parker beats the Cardinals, 10-3.

August 6, 1975

Mets manager Yogi Berra is dismissed and replaced by manager Roy McMillan.

Yogi Berra (Getty Images)

August 7, 1963

Jim Hickman becomes the first Met to hit for the cycle in a 7-3 victory over St. Louis at the Polo Grounds.

August 7, 1971

New York sets a then-club record for runs vs. the Braves, 20-6, at Atlanta. Ken Boswell is 4-for-5 with five RBIs, and Wayne Garrett and Donn Clendenon each drive home three runs in that contest.

August 7, 1972

Mets manager Yogi Berra is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

August 7, 2000

Kurt Abbott hits a game-winning, 11th-inning home run to beat Houston, 6-5.

Kurt Abbott (Getty Images)

August 8, 1968

Bob Johnson smacks an 11th-inning home run off Jay Ritchie and propels the Mets to a 3-2 victory over Atlanta.

August 8, 1970

Tommie Agee ties a then-club mark with five hits in a 12-9 win over the Pirates.

August 8, 1971

Jerry Grote's RBI single off Andy Messersmith is the difference as Jon Matlack hurls a two-hit, 1-0 shutout vs. Los Angles.

August 8, 1974

WOR-TV interrupts the Mets telecast to broadcast the resignation speech of President Richard Nixon.

August 8, 1976

Jerry Grote collects his 1,000th Major League hit, a double off Jim Rooker, in the first inning of a 7-4 win at Pittsburgh.

August 8, 1985

Keith Hernandez pounds out five hits and drives in three runs in a 14-7 win at Montreal.

Keith Hernandez (Getty Images)

August 9, 1942

Tommie Agee is born.

August 9, 1963

Jim Hickman blasts a two-out grand slam in the ninth inning to give New York a 7-3 victory over the Cubs at the Polo Grounds. The triumph snaps Roger Craig's 18-game losing streak.

August 9, 1967

Jon Matlack is signed to a Mets contract by scout Ollie Vanek.

August 9, 1978

Joel Youngblood has five hits in a 10-3 victory over Montreal.

August 9, 1986

Mookie Wilson launches a three-run home run that caps a seven-run eighth inning in a 10-8 win.

August 9, 2001

In record 102-degree heat at Shea, Joe McEwing hits a solo home run to snap a 3-3 tie and lift the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Brewers.

Joe McEwing (Getty Images)

August 10, 1971

Working in relief, Tug McGraw strikes out nine Padres in four innings to preserve a 6-4 Mets win.

August 10, 1975

Reliever Ken Sanders is forced to leave the game without throwing a pitch as catcher John Stearns' errant warm-up throw hits Sanders above the right eye. The game doesn't get much better as New York falls, 2-1, to the Dodgers.

August 10, 1992

Vince Coleman sets the team mark with five walks and Dwight Gooden collects a pinch-hit in a 4-2, 16-inning loss to Pittsburgh.

August 10, 1997

John Olerud belts two home runs as the Mets fall to Houston, 11-8.

John Olerud (Getty Images)

August 11, 1967

Danny Frisella's first Major League win comes under a most unusual set of circumstances. Frisella hurls 6 2/3 innings vs. Pittsburgh at Shea then leaves the stadium in order catch a plane to California, where he has an Air National Guard meeting the next morning. By the time Don Shaw nails down the 3-2 win, Frisella is already en route to Kennedy Airport.

August 11, 1976

Mike Vail's hard slide into Padres second baseman Tito Fuentes sets off a full-scale brawl.

August 11, 1987

Terry Leach improves his record to 10-0 with a 6-2 triumph.

August 11, 1988

Gary Carter hits his 300th career home run in a 9-6 victory at Chicago.

Gary Carter (Getty Images)

August 12, 1973

In his last game as a player at Candlestick Park, Willie Mays went 0-for-4 as the Mets fall, 4-1.

August 12, 1974

John Milner hits an estimated 480-foot home run that clanks off the right-field scoreboard to help the Mets beat the Dodgers, 3-1.

August 12, 1977

Felix Millan and Pittsburgh catcher Ed Ott engage in a fight near second base and Millan suffers a broken collarbone and a separated shoulder virtually ending his Mets career as the Pirates sweep a doubleheader.

Willie Mays (Getty Images)

August 13, 1969

Houston completes a three-game sweep of the Mets with an 8-2 victory at the Astrodome. New York falls 9 1/2 games behind the front-running Cubs.

August 13, 1972

Former Mets president George Weiss dies at the age of 78.

August 13, 1985

Rick Aguilera strikes out eight and collects two hits as New York downs Philadelphia, 4-2.

August 13, 1993

Bobby Bonilla swats two home runs in a 9-5 loss at Philadelphia.

August 13, 2000

Al Leiter fans 12 and the Mets plate the only two runs of the game in the bottom of the eighth in a 2-0 victory vs. the Giants.

Al Leiter (Getty Images)

August 14, 1962

Al Jackson suffers a heart-breaking loss. Jackson hurls 15 innings (215 pitches), but loses to the Phillies, 3-1, on Mel Roach's two-run single in the 15th.

August 14, 1968

Jerry Koosman earns his 16th victory of the season in a 4-1 triumph over the Dodgers. With the win, Koosman ties the club record set by Tom Seaver the year before.

August 14, 1979

Lee Mazzilli scores five runs as New York clobbers the Braves, 18-5.

August 14, 1993

Tim Bogar goes 4-for-5 with two home runs, including an inside-the-park blast and drives in four runs to propel the Mets to a 9-5 win.

August 14, 1997

Edgardo Alfonzo slugs a grand slam as the Mets top St. Louis, 6-2.

Edgardo Alfonzo (Getty Images)

August 15, 1962

Choo Choo Coleman delivers a pinch-hit home run against the Phillies, then later is lifted for Jim Hickman, who swats a pinch-hit home run.

August 15, 1985

Howard Johnson, Tom Paciorek and Gary Carter all belt home runs in the bottom of the first inning as the Mets roll to a 10-7 win vs. Philadelphia.

August 15, 1999

Robin Ventura cracks a grand slam and Kenny Rogers hurls the club's first complete game of the year as the Mets pound the Giants, 12-5.

August 15, 2000

The Mets sweep a doubleheader from Colorado, 7-5 and 4-3.

Kenny Rogers (Getty Images)

August 16, 1969

Tom Seaver and Jim McAndrews outduel the Padres to sweep a doubleheader, 2-0 and 2-1.

August 16, 1971

Tom Seaver extends his scoreless streak to 27 straight innings in beating the Dodgers, 6-0.

August 16, 1987

The Mets score a club-record 23 runs in a 23-10 win over the Cubs. Darryl Strawberry scores five runs and drives in five more in that game.

August 16, 1996

New York plays the first game of a historic series vs. the San Diego in Monterrey, Mexico. The Mets lose, 15-10, in a slugfest in that contest.

August 16, 2000

Edgardo Alfonzo belts a home run in the top of the 10th as New York nips the Padres, 4-3.

MOnterrey, Mexico (Getty Images)

August 17, 1966

Hawk Taylor crushes a pinch-hit grand slam to propel the Mets to an 8-7 victory over Pittsburgh.

August 17, 1967

Buddy Harrelson hits his first Major League home run, an inside-the-park blast, in the first game of a doubleheader, a 6-5 win at Pittsburgh. It was a busy day for Tom Seaver, who started the opener, pitched two innings and got a no-decision and then relieved in the nightcap and lost the game on a Manny Mota RBI single.

August 17, 1973

Willie Mays hits the 660th and final home run of his illustrious career, a shot off Cincinnati's Don Gullett, in a 2-1 loss to the Reds at Shea.

August 17, 1975

Jerry Koosman comes out of the bullpen for the first time in three years to save Tom Seaver's 3-0 victory over the Giants.

August 17, 2000

Todd Zeile, Benny Agbayani, Robin Ventura and Mike Bordick all go deep as the Mets pound the Rockies, 13-2.

Benny Agbayani (left) with Mike Bordick (Getty Images)

August 18, 1962

Stan Musial becomes the first opposing player to be given a night in his honor at Polo Grounds. The Cardinals sweep the Mets in a doubleheader on that day as "Stan the Man" goes 1-for-4.

August 18, 1964

Joe Christopher collects a then-club record 12 total bases with two triples, a double and home run as the Mets edge the Pirates, 7-3.

August 18, 1972

Willie Mays hits his eighth home run of the year and 654th of his career off Cincinnati's Tom Hall.

August 18, 1973

Buddy Harrelson returns to the lineup as the Mets rout the Reds, 12-1. The injury-riddled Mets now have all their regulars back -- just in time for the pennant drive.

August 18, 1990

David Cone strikes out 12 batters in a complete-game, 9-2 win at San Francisco.

David Cone (Getty Images)

August 19, 1969

Tommie Agee's 14-inning home run off Juan Marichal beats the Giants, 1-0, before 48,968 fans at Shea.

August 19, 1970

Bud Harrelson plays in his 54th consecutive errorless game, tying Don Kessinger's Major League record for shortstops but the Mets lose to Houston, 9-4.

August 19, 1976

Steve Garvey and Ron Cey crack ninth-inning home runs to wipe out a 5-2 lead and give the Dodgers a 6-5 win.

Tommie Agee (right) with Jets quarterback Joe Namath (left) (AP)

August 20, 1969

Jim McAndrew tosses a two-hit, 6-0 shutout in front of 48,414 fans at Shea.

August 20, 1973

Outfielder Lee Mazzilli is signed to a Mets contract by scout Al Harper.

August 20, 1983

Ron Hodges ties a Major League record with two doubles in an inning in a 7-2 triumph at San Francisco.

August 20, 1985

Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 in a 3-0 shutout against the Giants.

August 20, 1989

Howard Johnson becomes only the 32nd player in Major League history to record more than one season of 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a career.

Howard Johnson (Getty Images)

August 21, 1962

New York halts its 13-game losing streak when Marv Throneberry cracks a three-run home run in the ninth inning in the second game of the doubleheader vs. Pittsburgh to lift the Mets to a 5-4 win.

August 21, 1971

Cleon Jones crushes a ninth-inning home run to top San Diego, 2-1.

August 21, 1972

Jim Beauchamp celebrates his 33rd birthday by belting two home runs as the Mets double up the Astros, 4-2, at Shea.

August 21, 1977

Cincinnati's Tom Seaver makes his first Shea appearance since the trade. Seaver beats the Mets, 5-1, on six hits with 11 strikeouts.

August 21, 1979

Jane Jarvis concludes her brilliant 16-year career as the Mets' organist. The Mets send her out with a 5-0 victory over Houston.

August 21, 1983

Rusty Staub sets the Mets pinch-hit RBI record with his 18th in a 4-3 win at San Francisco.

August 21, 2001

Mike Piazza belts his 300th home run as a catcher and the Mets defeat Mike Hampton and the Rockies, 5-2.

Mike Piazza (Getty Images)

August 22, 1965

Tug McGraw earns his first Major League victory, a 4-2, complete-game decision over the Cardinals.

August 22, 1972

Jim Beauchamp swats a home run and drives in four runs in a 4-2 win at Houston.

August 22, 1981

Dave Kingman's grand slam highlights a 7-4 come-from-behind win over the Reds.

August 22, 1997

Todd Hundley belts a home run to tie the Padres in the bottom of the ninth, and Carlos Baerga walks with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to win it, 9-8.

Carlos Baerga (Getty Images)

August 23, 1975

The Giants score twice in the ninth to top the Mets, 2-1.

August 23, 1983

Walt Terrell cracks a home run and hurls a complete game in an 8-3 win at San Diego on August 23, 1983.

August 23, 1992

Bobby Bonilla ties the club mark with a home run in his fourth straight game at San Diego.

August 23, 1997

Todd Hundley cracks a grand slam to lift New York to a 9-5 win over San Diego.

August 23, 2009

Eric Bruntlett turns an unassisted triple play on a Jeff Francoeur line drive to end the Phillies' 9-7 win over the Mets at Citi Field. It was the second unassisted triple play to end a game in Major League history.

Todd Hundley (Getty Images)

August 24, 1962

On Gil Hodges Night at the Polo Grounds, the Mets post a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers.

August 24, 1969

The Mets defeat Don Sutton and the Dodgers, 7-4, at Shea before 48,435 fans. New York finishes the homestand 9-1 and shaves Chicago's lead from 9 1/2 games to 5.

August 24, 1974

Bud Harrelson steals his 100th career base, becoming the first Met to reach that mark.

August 24, 1975

Dave Kingman blasts a grand slam to beat the Giants in the first game of a doubleheader, 9-5. In the second game, Ed Halicki tosses a no-hitter to beat the Mets, 6-0.

August 24, 1992

Dwight Gooden blasts his fifth career home run in a 4-1 victory at San Francisco.

August 24, 2002

Fred Wilpon becomes the sole owner of the Mets, completing his purchase of Nelson Doubleday's half of the team.

Fred Wilpon (Getty Images)

August 25, 1971

Jerry Koosman beats San Francisco, 5-1, at Shea, despite a titanic home run by rookie Dave Kingman that clears the back wall of the bullpen.

August 25, 1985

At 20 years, nine months and nine days, Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to win 20 games. It is also Doc's 14th straight win to set a club record.

August 25, 2000

The Mets score six runs off Randy Johnson in the first three innings to rout the Diamondbacks, 13-3.

Dwight Gooden (Getty Images)

August 26, 1965

The Mets beat Sandy Koufax for the first time club history with a 5-2 triumph over Los Angeles. Koufax was previously 13-0 against the Mets.

August 26, 1968

Jim McAndrew earns his first Major League win with a 1-0 victory over the Cardinals.

August 26, 1974

New York plates three runs in the ninth inning to rally to knock off the Astros, 5-4, at Shea.

August 26, 1996

Bobby Valentine succeeds Dallas Green as manager.

Bobby Valentine (Getty Images)

August 27, 1964

The Mets scout Red Murff signs pitcher Jerry Koosman.

August 27, 1965

Ron Hunt hits three doubles in a 9-2 loss vs. San Francisco.

August 27, 1972

Tom Seaver swats a home run as the Mets roll to a 13-6 win over the Braves.

August 27, 1973

Rusty Staub cracks his fifth grand slam in a 6-5 win vs. San Diego. The five grand slams set a club mark. It is New York's seventh straight one-run game (four wins and three losses).

August 27, 1974

Benny Ayala becomes the first Met to hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat to propel the Mets to a 4-2 win against Houston at Shea.

August 27, 1983

Darryl Strawberry breaks Ron Swoboda's rookie home run mark with two home runs vs. San Francisco to give him 20 on the year.

Jerry Koosman (Getty Images)

August 28, 1971

The Mets sweep the Dodgers at Shea, 9-2 and 2-1, as Cleon Jones ends the nightcap with his second game-winning home run in a week.

August 28, 1976

Bruce Boisclair's first Major League home run lifts Jon Matlack to a 2-1 triumph over the Dodgers.

August 28, 1989

For the first time in Major League history two reigning Cy Young Award winners face off in a regular season matchup. Frank Viola outduels Orel Hershiser, 1-0, in that contest.

Frank Viola (Getty Images)

August 29, 1965

Willie Mays hits his 17th home run of the month (breaking Ralph Kiner's mark set in September 1949) as the Giants knock off the Mets, 8-3.

August 29, 1973

The Mets escape the cellar for the first time since June 25 as Jerry Koosman hurls a 3-0 shutout over San Diego.

August 29, 1975

New York's pitching staff hurls its fifth straight complete game as Jon Matlack beats the Dodgers, 6-1.

Willie Mays (Getty Images)

August 30, 1940

Tug McGraw is born.

August 30, 1965

Five weeks after breaking his hip, Casey Stengel formally announces his retirement as the manager of the Mets.

August 30, 1966

Bob Friend beats the Dodgers, 10-4 at Shea, in Sandy Koufax's final decision against the Mets. Koufax finished his brilliant career with a 17-2 mark vs. the club.

August 30, 1983

Jesse Orosco sets the club record with his 12th win in relief in a 3-2 triumph at Los Angeles.

August 30, 1989

Howard Johnson cracks a home run in a 9-3 win at LA to give him his second 30-homer, 30-steal season of his career.

August 30, 1991

David Cone strikes out the side in the fifth inning (Herm Winningham, Randy Myers and Mariano Duncan) on nine pitches.

August 30, 1999

The Mets annihilate the Astros, 17-1. Edgardo Alfonzo ties or sets four club marks by going 6-for-6 with three home runs, six runs scored and five RBIs.

David Cone (Getty Images)

August 31, 1969

Tom Seaver shuts out San Francisco, 8-0, to tie Jerry Koosman's franchise record of 19 victories.

August 31, 1973

Felix Millan collects his 127th single of the year to set the club mark for singles in a season.

August 31, 1977

New York trades Jerry Grote to Los Angeles for two Minor Leaguers-to-be-named later (pitcher Dan Smith and infielder Randy Rogers).

Jerry Grote (right) with Jim McAndrew (Getty Images)

September 1, 1963

Tim Harkness' two-run home run in the 16th inning propels New York to a 6-4 win over the Braves at the Polo Grounds.

September 1, 1974

Surprise starter Tug McGraw beats the Braves, 3-0, in a five-hit effort. It is McGraw's first Major League complete game and final victory as a Met.

September 1, 1975

Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters eight years in a row. He earns his 20th win of the season.

September 1, 1985

Jesse Orosco saves both ends of a doubleheader vs. San Diego (7-4 and 10-6). Darryl Strawberry belts two home runs and adds six RBIs in those two games.

Jesse Orosco (Getty Images)

September 2, 1963

The Mets surpass 1 million fans in home paid attendance for the year as 19,273 watch New York split a doubleheader with the Reds at the Polo Grounds.

September 2, 1965

Casey Stengel's No. 37 is officially retired in a small, private ceremony at Shea Stadium.

September 2, 1972

Ken Boswell's three-run home run and Cleon Jones' two-run single help the Mets wipe out an 8-0 deficit and escape with an 11-8 victory at Houston.

September 2, 1973

A 7-4 loss at St. Louis is marred by a bench-clearing brawl between Felix Millan and the Cardinals' Tim McCarver.

September 2, 1988

Kevin Elster hits two home runs and Ron Darling tosses a five-hit, 8-0 shutout vs. Los Angeles.

September 2, 1993

Todd Hundley cracks a grand slam to lift the Mets to an 8-3 win at Chicago.

Kevin Elster (Getty Images)

September 3, 1965

Jim Hickman becomes the first Met to hit three home runs in a game as New York posts a 6-3 win at St. Louis.

September 3, 1972

Tug McGraw wins his second game in as many nights as Bud Harrelson's RBI single in the ninth gives the Mets a 2-1 triumph over the Astros.

September 3, 1973

Jerry Koosman extends his scoreless streak to 29 consecutive innings by blanking the Phillies, 5-0.

September 3, 1976

Tom Seaver strikes out Philadelphia's Tommy Hutton for his ninth consecutive season of 200 or more strikeouts. Seaver defeats the Phillies, 1-0, in that contest.

September 3, 1978

John Stearns steals his 23rd base of the season, tying the National League record for most stolen bases by a catcher.

September 3, 2001

New York rallies for five runs in the ninth to beat the Phillies, 10-7.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

September 4, 1974

Ray Sadecki beats the Cubs, 4-2, to complete a hot streak in which the Mets win seven in a row and 10 of 11 contests.

September 4, 1985

Gary Carter belts two home runs to give him five in his last two games and tie the Major League record at San Diego.

September 4, 1987

Rick Aguilera wins and swats a home run in a 5-4 win at Los Angeles.

September 4, 1992

Eddie Murray cracks his second grand slam as a member of the Mets at Cincinnati.

Eddie Murray (Getty Images)

September 5, 1963

Mets scout Pete Gebrian signs a 19-year-old outfielder from Baltimore named Ron Swoboda.

September 5, 1969

Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher in club history to win 20 games as he beats the Phillies, 5-1, in the first game of a doubleheader. With the victory, New York pulls within 4 1/2 games of first place.

September 5, 1983

George Foster smacks a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth in a 6-5 win vs. the Phillies. That gives Jesse Orosco his ninth straight win.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

September 6, 1969

Don Cardwell and Tug McGraw combine to scatter six hits as the duo shuts out the Phillies, 3-0, to help the Mets pull within 3 1/2 games of the first-place Cubs.

September 6, 1971

Tom Seaver hurls a two-hit shutout in a 7-0 victory over the Expos. He also registers his 18th hit of the season, establishing a new club mark for pitchers.

Tug McGraw (right) with Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

September 7, 1968

Jerry Koosman wins his 17th game of the season, beating the Pirates, 4-3.

September 7, 1969

Nolan Ryan chalks up a 9-3 win over Philadelphia at Shea. At this point, New York has won 18 of its last 24 games, and the Cubs have lost 10 out of 18.

September 7, 1973

Jerry Koosman's consecutive scoreless innings streak is snapped at 31 2/3 innings. Koosman's club-record streak still stands today.

September 7, 1976

Outfielder Lee Mazzilli is recalled from Jackson of the Texas League and grounds out in his first Major League at-bat.

September 7, 1978

John Stearns breaks the 75-year-old National League mark with his 24th stolen base of the year as a catcher in New York's 9-4 victory over the Expos.

September 7, 1984

Dwight Gooden tosses a one-hitter in a 10-0 shutout over Chicago. Keith Moorland collects an infield single for the Cubs' lone hit.

September 7, 1989

Gregg Jefferies belts two home runs and adds two doubles while driving in five runs.

Gregg Jeffries (Getty Images)

September 8, 1969

Tommie Agee smacks a two-run home run in the third inning, then scores the winning run in the sixth by sliding under Randy Hundley's tag to give the Mets a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. Jerry Koosman strikes out 13 before 43,274 fans at Shea as the Mets pull within 1 1/2 games of first.

September 8, 1972

John Milner ties the then-club mark with five hits in a game.

September 8, 1976

In his second Major League at-bat, Lee Mazzilli cracks a three-run, pinch-hit home run off Darold Knowles to power New York to an 11-5 win over Chicago.

September 8, 1979

Ed Kranepool blasts his 118th and final home run as the Mets beat the Pirates, 3-2, in 15 innings.

September 8, 1996

Todd Hundley breaks the club mark for home runs with his 40th in a 6-2 win at Atlanta.

Todd Hundley (Getty Images)

September 9, 1962

Craig Anderson loses his 16th straight game as the Mets commit five errors in a 4-3 defeat at Houston.

September 9, 1963

Tim Harkness sets a club record with three stolen bases in one game as the Mets edge the Phillies, 6-3.

September 9, 1969

Donn Clendenon and Art Shamsky belt home runs and Tom Seaver fires a five-hitter to beat Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs in front of 51,448 fans at Shea. With the win, the Mets sweep the three-game series and are just a half-game out of first place.

September 9, 1972

Gary Gentry beats the Cardinals and Bob Gibson, 3-1, for his final victory as a Met.

September 9, 1987

Darryl Strawberry belts two home runs in a game for the fourth time on the season in an 11-5 win vs. Philadelphia.

Gary Gentry (left) with Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

September 10, 1963

In the eighth inning of a 4-2 victory over the Giants at the Polo Grounds, Carl Willey retires the three Alou brothers (Jesus, Matty and Felipe) in order.

September 10, 1969

After a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs, the Mets reach first place for the first time in franchise history. New York sweeps a doubleheader from the Expos, and Chicago falls, 6-2, to Philadelphia. The Mets lead the NL East by one full game and never look back.

September 10, 1970

Cleon Jones' RBI single in the 14th inning lifts the Mets to a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

September 10, 1974

Ed Kranepool collects his 17th pinch-hit of the year, a new club record, with a single off Montreal's Don Carrithers.

September 10, 1982

Dave Kingman hits his first career inside-the-park home run at St. Louis.

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September 11, 1974

Bake McBride scores all the way from first on pitcher Hank Webb's throwing error to give the Cardinals a 4-3, 25-inning victory over the Mets at Shea. The game was the third-longest night game in Major League history and took seven hours and four minutes to play. A total of 50 players saw action.

September 11, 1975

Dave Kingman collects his 34th home run of the season off Pittsburgh's Jerry Reuss to tie the club mark set by Frank Thomas.

September 11, 1987

Howard Johnson's stolen base at St. Louis gives him his first 30-30 season (30 home runs and 30 stolen bases).

September 11, 1997

John Olerud hits for the cycle in a 9-5 win vs. Montreal.

September 11, 1999

Mike Piazza goes 4-for-4, including his 35th home run of the year, in a 6-2 win vs. Los Angeles.

Howard Johnson (Getty Images)

September 12, 1963

The Mets lose to the Giants, 6-0, on Duke Snider Night at the Polo Grounds.

September 12, 1965

Dick Selma strikes out 13 Braves, then a club record, in a 1-0, 10-inning victory over Milwaukee at Shea.

September 12, 1969

The Mets open up a 2 1/2-game lead in the NL East by sweeping a doubleheader in Pittsburgh, 1-0 and 1-0, as winning pitchers Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell drive in the lone runs. The two shutouts in a doubleheader is a franchise first.

September 12, 1973

Tug McGraw saves Jon Matlack's 3-2 victory at Philadelphia, pulling the surging Mets to within 2 1/2 games of first place.

September 12, 1974

Bob Gibson chalks up his 28th and final career victory against the Mets with a 12-5 triumph. No other pitcher has more wins against the Mets than Gibson.

September 12, 1984

Dwight Gooden notches 16 strikeouts in a 2-0 shutout over Pittsburgh. Doc's season strikeout total reaches 251, surpassing Herb Score's Major League rookie mark of 245.

Bob Gibson, future Mets coach (Getty Images)

September 13, 1968

Jerry Koosman shuts out the Pirates, 2-0, at Shea. It is his seventh shutout of the season, tying the NL rookie mark held by Irving Young of the 1905 Boston Braves and Grover Cleveland Alexander of the 1911 Philadelphia Phillies.

September 13, 1969

Ron Swoboda crushes a grand slam off Chuck Hartenstein, paving the way for Tom Seaver's 22nd victory of the year, in a 5-2 triumph at Pittsburgh.

September 13, 1972

The Mets outlast the Phillies, 11-6, as the two teams combine for 29 hits.

September 13, 1980

In his first Major League start, rookie Ed Lynch beats the Cubs, 4-2, to halt a 13-game losing streak.

September 13, 1983

Mike Fitzgerald becomes the second Met and 48th Major Leaguer to hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat in a 5-1 victory at Philadelphia.

September 13, 1997

New York rallies for six runs in the ninth inning to tie the game vs. Montreal. Carl Everett's grand slam is the key blow. Bernard Gilkey launches a game-winning home run in the 11th to give New York a 9-6 win.

Bernard Gilkey (Getty Images)

September 14, 1963

Cleon Jones plays in his first Major League game.

September 14, 1969

Pittsburgh's Steve Blass beats the Mets, 5-3, to halt a 10-game winning streak.

September 14, 1977

Nino Espinosa shuts out Philadelphia, 1-0. Espinosa also drives in the game's only run with a fifth-inning single off Steve Carlton.

September 14, 1980

Steve Henderson launches a three-run home run off Bruce Sutter to cap a four-run ninth inning as the Mets rally to beat the Cubs, 10-7, at Shea. Lee Mazzilli drives in five runs and chalks up his 116th stolen base to become the top base thief in Mets history.

September 14, 1991

Dave Cone and Jeff Innis combine on a one-hitter at St. Louis. Unfortunately, the Mets lose, 2-1.

September 14, 1996

Todd Hundley sets a Major League record with 41 home runs as a catcher in a 6-5, 12-inning win at Atlanta.

Todd Hundley (Getty Images)

September 15, 1963

The Mets' first Banner Day is held between games of a doubleheader. The winning banner states, "This sign is in Favor of the Mets."

September 15, 1969

The Cardinals' Steve Carlton strikes out a then-Major League record 19 batters but loses to the Mets, 4-3, on a pair of Ron Swoboda homers.

September 15, 1970

Cleon Jones extends his hitting streak to a then-club record 23 games with a 10th-inning single off Carl Morton in a 5-4 loss to Montreal.

September 15, 1972

Despite John Milner's 17th home run of the year, which sets a club record for left-handed batters, the Mets lose, 9-3, to Chicago.

September 15, 1987

Keith Hernandez records his 2,000th career hit.

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September 16, 1964

Tracy Stallard chalks up 10 strikeouts, a club record at the time, in a 4-0 win over the Giants' Gaylord Perry.

September 16, 1965

John Stephenson cracks two home runs in a 7-3 victory over Cincinnati.

September 16, 1966

Bud Harrelson hits two triples and steals home in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 5-4 triumph over San Francisco.

September 16, 1973

Jerry Grote's perfect RBI squeeze bunt gives the Mets a 4-3 win over the Cubs at Shea. With 13 games to play, the Mets are in fourth place, just 2 1/2 games out of first.

September 16, 1975

Del Unser's bases-loaded walk lifts New York to a 4-3, 18-inning win over the Expos at Shea.

September 16, 1975

Jerry Koosman becomes a 20-game winner for the first time in his career, chalking up 13 strikeouts in a 4-1 triumph vs. St. Louis.

Bud Harrelson (Getty Images)

September 17, 1973

The Mets lose, 10-3, to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium to fall 3 1/2 games out of first in the National League East with just 12 to play.

September 17, 1975

Rusty Staub establishes a new club record with his 98th RBI on the year vs. Chicago. Staub passes Donn Clendenon's 1970 mark and would finish the year with 105 RBIs.

September 17, 1986

The Mets clinch the NL East with a 4-2 win vs. the Cubs at Shea. Dwight Gooden hurls a complete game.

September 17, 2001

Baseball returns after six days following the Sept. 11 tragedy. Native New Yorker John Franco is the winning pitcher on his 41st birthday as the Mets beat the Pirates, 4-1, in a somber game in the Mets' first regular-season game at PNC Park.

Mike Piazza (left) with Desi Relaford in Pittsburgh (AP)

September 18, 1963

In the final baseball game ever played at the Polo Grounds, New York is defeated by Philadelphia, 5-1, in front of just 1,752 fans.

September 18, 1972

Jon Matlack fires his fourth shutout of his rookie season in a 1-0 win over the Pirates at Shea.

September 18, 1973

With the Mets trailing, 4-1, in the ninth inning vs. Pittsburgh, Felix Millan drives in two runs with a triple, Ron Hodges adds an RBI single and Don Hahn laces a two-run single to bring the Mets to within 2 1/2 games of first place.

September 18, 1975

Rusty Staub belts a two-run home run to become the first Met to ever reach 100 RBIs, and Dave Kingman blasts his 35th home run of the year to break Frank Thomas' 1962 mark.

September 18, 1981

Mookie Wilson swats a game-winning, two-run home run to help lift the Mets to a 7-6 win at St. Louis. Jesse Orosco earns his first save with three innings of work.

September 18, 1991

Howard Johnson collects his 1,000th Major League hit off the Cubs' Greg Maddux.

September 18, 2006

Jose Valentin hits two home runs and the Mets blank the Marlins, 4-0, to clinch their first NL East title since 1988.

Jose Valentin (Getty Images)

September 19, 1973

Cleon Jones swats two home runs to help the Mets down the Pirates, 7-3, at Shea. New York is just 1 1/2 games out of first with the victory.

September 19, 1976

Dave Kingman breaks his own club mark for home runs in a season with his 36th and 37th long balls.

September 19, 1989

Dwight Gooden earns his first professional save in a 5-2 win at Chicago.

September 19, 1996

Rey Ordonez hits his first Major League home run in a 7-2 triumph at Philadelphia.

Rey Ordonez (Getty Images)

September 20, 1962

The smallest crowd in Mets history (1,481) watches New York lose a pair to the Colt .45s at the Polo Grounds, 7-2 and 5-4 in 12 innings.

September 20, 1969

Pittsburgh's Bob Moose hurls a no-hitter in a 4-0 win at Shea. In that contest, New York also surpasses 2 million fans for the first time ever.

September 20, 1972

Tom Seaver strikes out 15 batters in a 4-1 triumph over Pittsburgh.

September 20, 1973

"The Ball-on-the-Wall Miracle" occurs at Shea. With the Mets one out away from defeat, Duffy Dyer slams a two-out, RBI double to tie the game. In the top of the 13th, with two outs and Richie Zisk on first, Dave August drills a ball to deep left field. The ball hits the pointed edge of the wall, bouncing straight up and directly into the glove of Cleon Jones, who wheels and throws to Wayne Garrett, whose relay throw nails Zisk at the plate to preserve the tie. Ron Hodges' RBI single in the bottom of the 13th propels the Mets to victory.

September 20, 1976

Lee Mazzilli crushes a two-out, two-run home run off Kent Tekulve in the ninth inning to beat the Pirates, 5-4.

September 20, 1991

David Cone fires a one-hit, 1-0 shutout vs. St. Louis at Shea.

David Cone (Getty Images)

September 21, 1967

Wes Westrum resigns as New York's manager. Salty Parker is named interim manager.

September 21, 1969

The Mets reduce the magic number for clinching the NL East title to four as they sweep Pittsburgh, 5-3 and 6-1, before 55,901 fans.

September 21, 1977

The Mets vault into first place as John Milner, Wayne Garrett and Rusty Staub belt home runs and Tom Seaver earns the victory in a 10-2 win.

September 21, 1982

Ron Gardenhire cracks a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to provide the Mets with a 2-1 win vs. Montreal.

September 21, 1987

Howard Johnson blasts a grand slam in a 7-1 win at Chicago. It is the team's record-setting seventh grand slam of the year.

September 21, 2001

In the first regular-season sporting event in New York since the terrorist attacks, baseball returns to Shea. Mike Piazza delivers a clutch two-run home run in the eighth inning to beat the Braves, 3-2.

Bobby Valentine (left) and Mike Piazza before a Sept. 21 game against the Braves. (Getty Images)

September 22, 1962

Al Jackson loses to the Cubs, 9-2, at the Polo Grounds for his 20th loss of the year. It is the 116th loss of the season, breaking the National League record previously held by the 1935 Boston Braves. Richie Ashburn plays an inning at second base and Ed Kranepool makes his Major League debut.

September 22, 1969

Tom Seaver beats the Cardinals, 3-1, for his 24th win of the season. The magic number is reduced to three.

September 22, 1973

Jon Matlack shuts out St. Louis, 2-0, to give New York a one-game lead in the NL East with seven games to play.

September 22, 1983

Mookie Wilson becomes the club's all-time career stolen-base leader with his 140th in a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh.

September 22, 1988

The Mets clinch the NL East with a 3-1 victory over the Phillies at Shea. Ron Darling fires a complete game.

Ron Darling (Getty Images)

September 23, 1962

Ed Kranepool picks up his first Major League hit, a double off Don Elston in the eighth inning.

September 23, 1967

Tom Seaver chalks up his 16th win in a 1-0 triumph over Houston.

September 23, 1969

Bud Harrelson's RBI single in the 11th inning gives the Mets a 3-2 victory over St. Louis to clinch a tie for the NL East crown.

Ed Kranepool (Getty Images)

September 24, 1968

Manager Gil Hodges is rushed to Crawford W. Long Hospital in Atlanta before the game after complaining of chest pains.

September 24, 1969

Donn Clendenon cracks two home runs and Gary Gentry tosses a four-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory over the Cardinals. With the win, the Mets clinch the National League Eastern Division.

September 24, 1979

Richie Hebner smashes three doubles to tie the club mark as the Mets beat the Cubs, 3-1.

September 24, 2000

Timo Perez hits an inside-the-park home run at Veterans Stadium as the Mets edge the Phillies, 3-2.

Timo Perez (Getty Images)

September 25, 1966

Cleon Jones drives home three runs as the Mets beat the Reds, 8-4, in the first game of a doubleheader. The victory enables the Mets to clinch ninth place, escaping the NL cellar for the first time in their history.

September 25, 1969

One day after clinching the NL East title, the Mets gather at Manhattan's Bellsound Studios and cut a record of 10 baseball songs.

September 25, 1973

Willie Mays says goodbye on "Willie Mays Night at Shea." Jerry Koosman then goes out and beats the Expos, 2-1, to put the Mets up by 1 1/2 games with five games left.

September 25, 1987

Darryl Strawberry drives in his 100th run of the season for the first time in his career vs. Pittsburgh.

September 25, 2003

Hall of Fame radio announcer Bob Murphy calls his last game after 42 years, a 3-1 Mets loss at home to Pittsburgh.

Bob Murphy (Mets)

September 26, 1969

Manager Gil Hodges signs a three-year contract extension.

September 26, 1971

Tom Seaver hurls his third career one-hitter, allowing only a Vic Davalillo single in the seventh inning en route to a 3-1 victory over the Pirates at Shea.

September 26, 1975

The Mets and Phillies play a marathon, rain-soaked doubleheader at Veterans Stadium. The Phillies win the first game, 4-3, in 12 innings and the Mets take the nightcap, 3-2, also in 12 innings. The second contest doesn't end until 3:14 a.m.

September 26, 1978

Craig Swan beats the Cardinals, 3-1, and lowers his ERA to 2.43. Swan would lead the NL in ERA at the end of the year.

September 26, 1985

Dwight Gooden registers his club-record eighth shutout of the year in a 3-0 victory vs. Chicago.

September 26, 1993

Jeff Kent drives in five runs in a 9-3 win vs. Montreal.

September 26, 1974

The Mets sell pitcher Buzz Capra to Atlanta.

Craig Swan (Getty Images)

September 27, 1969

Tom Seaver wins his 10th consecutive game with a 1-0 victory over the Phillies. It is Seaver's 25th triumph of the year.

September 27, 1970

New York's hopes of repeating its miracle finish are dashed as they lose, 2-1, to the Pirates as Pittsburgh clinches the NL East. Also in that game, Ken Boswell's error ends his streak of 85 consecutive errorless games over the course of one season, a then-Major League record for second basemen.

September 27, 1976

John Milner slams two home runs, including his third grand slam of the year, a new club record, in a rain-shortened, 10-3 victory over Montreal.

September 27, 1991

Al Harazin takes over for Frank Cashen as the team's general manager.

September 27, 2000

New York clinches the NL Wild Card with a 6-2 win over the Braves at Shea. It is first time in club history that the Mets have qualified for the postseason in back-to-back years.

September 27, 2001

The Mets pound out a club-record 10 doubles in a 12-6 victory over the Expos.

Darryl Hamilton (left) with Edgardo Alfonzo (Getty Images)

September 28, 1966

The Mets turn a triple play in the sixth inning in the first game of a doubleheader vs. the Cubs. It is their fourth triple play in club history.

September 28, 1968

Jerry Koosman completes his sensational rookie season with a 3-1 victory over the Phillies at Shea. Koosman finishes the year with 19 victories, seven shutouts and a 2.08 ERA, all new Mets records.

September 28, 1983

Ron Darling earns his first Major League win, a 4-2 victory at Pittsburgh.

September 28, 2006

Carlos Beltran hits his 41st home run of the season to tie the franchise record, originally set by Todd Hundley in 1996.

September 28, 2008

The Marlins beat the Mets, 4-2, in Shea Stadium's final game and again deny the Mets a postseason berth.

Carlos Beltran (Getty Images)

September 29, 1961

Casey Stengel is named the first manager of the New York Mets.

September 29, 1969

The Mets post their 100th victory of the year, beating the Cubs, 6-5, in 12 innings.

September 29, 1971

Tom Seaver beats Pittsburgh, 1-0, for his 20th win of the season.

September 29, 1975

Casey Stengel dies of cancer.

September 29, 1979

Elliott Maddox ties the club mark with three doubles in an 8-7 victory over St. Louis.

September 29, 1985

Gary Carter hits a game-winning two-run home run in the top of the 10th to beat the Pirates, 9-7. It is Carter's 13th home run of the month.

September 29, 1989

David Cone throws a three-hit shutout in a 7-0 win vs. the Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader.

September 29, 1993

Bobby Jones fires 10 shutout innings as the Mets nip the Cardinals, 1-0, in 17 innings.

Bobby Jones (Getty Images)

September 30, 1962

Frank Thomas hits his 34th home run of the season to set a club record that stands until 1975.

September 30, 1969

The Mets finish the season 100-62, winners of 38 of their final 49 games.

September 30, 1991

Mike Cubbage is named the interim manager after Bud Harrelson is dismissed.

September 30, 2004

Omar Minaya is named executive vice president and general manager.

September 30, 2007

The Marlins score seven first-inning runs to beat the Mets, 8-1, in the season finale and deny the Mets a second straight postseason berth.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

October 1, 1947

Buzz Capra, who pitched for the Mets from 1971-73, is born.

October 1, 1967

The Mets lose, 2-1, to the Dodgers in the final game of the season. New York uses a National League-record 54 players and a Major League-record 27 pitchers that year.

October 1, 1973

Cleon Jones swats a home run and Jerry Grote collects a two-run single as the Mets beat the Cubs, 6-4, to capture the National League East. Tug McGraw picks up his 25th save. The second game of the doubleheader is rained out, allowing the party to begin a little earlier than scheduled.

October 1, 1974

Joe McDonald replaces Bob Scheffing as general manager. Tom Seaver strikes out 14 Phillies to finish with 201 strikeouts to become the first NL pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in seven straight seasons.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

October 2, 1961

Casey Stengel is introduced to the media as the first Mets manager.

October 2, 1966

The Mets lose twice on the day but finish the season with a 66-95 mark, their best in club history.

October 2, 1972

Montreal's Bill Stoneman no-hits the Mets, 7-0, at Jarry Park in the first game of a doubleheader.

October 2, 1985

Dwight Gooden beats St. Louis, 5-2, on the road for his 24th win of the 1985 season. The 10-strikeout complete game caps a spectacular season for "Dr. K" in which the 20-year-old finishes with a league best in ERA (1.53), wins, innings (276 2/3), strikeouts (268) and complete games (16). In the offseason, he becomes the youngest player to win the NL Cy Young Award.

Casey Stengel (right) with Ted Williams (AP)

October 3, 1964

New York belts five home runs (by George Altman, Joe Christopher, Bobby Klaus, Ed Kranepool and Charley Smith) in a 15-5 win over the Cardinals.

October 3, 1972

Tom Seaver earns his 21st win, beating the Expos, 5-2, in the first game of a doubleheader.

October 3, 1975

The Mets name Joe Frazier team manager.

October 3, 1979

60,000 fans pack Shea to see Pope John Paul II.

Pope John Paul II (AP)

October 4, 1964

With the NL pennant on the line for the Cardinals, the Mets drop the season finale, 11-5, at St. Louis. A Mets victory would have created a three-way tie between the Cardinals, the Reds and the Phillies.

October 4, 1999

In a one-game playoff at Cincinnati with the National League Wild Card on the line, Al Leiter throws a two-hitter and the Mets beat the Reds, 5-0.The win sends the Mets to their fifth postseason appearance in team history.

October 4, 2010

The Mets relieve Omar Minaya of his duties as executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager. The club also announces that it will not pick up manager Jerry Manuel's 2011 option.

Al Leiter (Getty Images)

October 5, 1986

Playing in the season finale, the Mets beat Pittsburgh, 9-0, at Shea for their 108th victory of the year. The team sets franchise records for wins, home wins (55), road wins (53), home runs (148), batting average (.263) and attendance (2,762,417).

Ray Knight of the 1986 Mets (Getty Images)

October 6, 1969

Home runs from Tommie Agee, Ken Boswell and Wayne Garrett help the Mets finish a sweep of Atlanta in the National League Championship Series.

October 6, 1991

Howard Johnson drives in his 117th run of the season in a 7-0 win at Philadelphia to finish with the league lead and set a franchise record.

Howard Johnson (Getty Images)

October 7, 2006

The Mets use a three-run first inning to set the tone and complete a three-game, NLDS sweep of Los Angeles with a 9-5 victory in Game 3.

Carlos Delgado (left) and Guillermo Mota (Getty Images)

October 8, 1973

Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose spark a bench-clearing brawl in Game 3 of the NLCS at Shea. The spirited Mets beat the Reds, 9-2.

October 8, 2000

Bobby J. Jones throws a one-hitter to help the Mets beat the Giants, 4-0, and clinch the National League Divisional Series, three games to one.

Pete Rose and Bud Harrelson (AP)

October 9, 1988

Mike Scioscia hits a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to send Game 4 of the NLCS into extra innings. The Dodgers win and deny the Mets a 3-1 series lead. The Dodgers go on to win the pennant in seven games.

October 9, 1999

Todd Pratt hits a 10th-inning solo home run just over the leaping try of center fielder Steve Finley, and the Mets beat Arizona, 4-3, in Game 4 to close out the NLDS.

Todd Pratt after his walk-off homer (AP)

October 10, 1961

The National League expansion draft is held in Cincinnati, with the Mets selecting catcher Hobie Landrith with their first pick. By the end of the draft, New York has 22 players.

October 10, 1973

The Mets clinch their second National League pennant with a 7-2 win over Cincinnati in a decisive Game 5.

Shea Stadium after the 1973 NLCS (Mets)

October 11, 1967

Gil Hodges is hired as the fourth manager in club history.

October 11, 1986

Lenny Dykstra's two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning lifts the Mets to a 6-5 win in Game 3 of the NLCS vs. Houston.

October 11, 1991

Jeff Torborg signs a four-year contract to manage the team.

Lenny Dykstra (Getty Images)

October 12, 1969

Donn Clendenon homers, Al Weis drives home a run with a clutch single and Jerry Koosman and Ron Taylor combine on a two-hitter to give the Mets a 2-1 victory over Baltimore, enabling New York to tie the World Series at a game apiece.

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October 13, 1983

Davey Johnson takes over as the club's manager.

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October 14, 1969

The Mets host their first-ever World Series game at Shea. The Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-0, in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Tommie Agee hits a leadoff home run and makes two spectacular catches in the field.

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October 15, 1986

The Mets clinch the third National League pennant in club history when they score three times in the 16th inning of Game 6 to beat Houston, 7-6.

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October 16, 1960

Owners for the eight National League teams meet in Chicago and unanimously pass a resolution to expand the NL to 10 teams, with the newest franchises being placed in Houston and New York.

October 16, 1969

Jerry Koosman throws a five-hitter and the Mets beat Baltimore, 5-3, at Shea to finish off the Orioles in five games and win their first-ever World Series.

October 16, 2000

Mike Hampton earns his second win of the National League Championship Series, beating the Cardinals, 7-0, to earn the NLCS MVP and send the Mets to their fourth World Series.

Bobby Valentine (left) and Mike Hampton (Getty Images)

October 17, 1999

Robin Ventura hits a ball over the fence with the bases loaded in the 15th inning aginst the Braves. The game-ending hit goes in the record books as a single and lifts the Mets to a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.

Robin Ventura (Getty Images)

October 18, 1973

RBI hits by John Milner and Don Hahn and the combined three-hit pitching of Jerry Koosman and Tug McGraw give the Mets a 2-0 victory over the A's in Game 5 of the World Series at Shea. As the Series heads for Oakland, the Mets lead it three games to two.

Tom Seaver pitches in the 1973 World Series (AP)

October 19, 1965

The Mets acquire catcher Jerry Grote from Houston for a player to be named later.

October 19, 1999

New York climbs back from a 5-0 first inning deficit in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to take leads of 8-7 and 9-8. But the Mets eventually lose to the Braves, 10-9.

October 19, 2006

Despite a spectacular leaping grab by Endy Chavez in left field to rob Scott Rolen of a sixth-inning home run, the Mets fall to the Cardinals, 3-1, in Game 7 of the NLCS.

Endy Chavez (Getty Images)

October 20, 1980

Sixteen days after an announcement that Joe Torre would not return as manager, George Bamberger is introduced as the new skipper.

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October 21, 1973

Oakland wins Game 7 to deny the Mets their second World Series title.

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October 22, 1979

First baseman Ed Kranepool officially declares his free agency, ending his 18-year Mets career.

Ed Kranepool (center) at Citi Field (Getty Images)

October 23, 1980

Former Cardinals pitching great Bob Gibson, who beat the Mets 28 times, more than any other hurler, joins New York as a coach.

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October 24, 1969

The Mets release infielder Ed Charles.

Ed Charles (left) with Wayne Garrett (Getty Images)

October 25, 1986

Bill Buckner's error allows Ray Knight to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game 6 and tie the World Series at three games apiece.

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October 26, 2000

The Yankees beat the Mets, 4-2, in Game 5 of the World Series to clinch the title.

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October 27, 1986

Jesse Orosco strikes out Marty Barrett swinging to save an 8-5 win in Game 7 over Boston and give the Mets their second World Series title.

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October 28, 2002

Art Howe is named the 17th manager in team history, 27 days after his predecessor, Bobby Valentine, is dismissed.

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October 29, 1969

Tom Seaver is named the NL Cy Young Award winner for the first time in his career. He finished the season 25-7 with a 2.21 ERA.

October 29, 2010

The Mets hire Sandy Alderson as the 12th general manager in team history.

Sandy Alderson (Getty Images)

October 30, 1973

Tom Seaver is voted the National League Cy Young Award winner for the second time in his career, becoming the first pitcher with fewer than 20 wins to take the prized award. He had a league-leading 2.08 ERA and 251 strikeouts.

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October 31, 1979

The Mets trade infielder Richie Hebner to Detroit for outfielder Jerry Morales and infielder Phil Mankowski.

November 1, 1972

The Mets trade pitchers Gary Gentry and Danny Frisella to Atlanta for second baseman Felix Millan and pitcher George Stone.

Gary Gentry (left) with Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

November 2, 1920

Dick Sisler, who coached on the 1970-80 teams, is born.

November 2, 1941

Billy Connors, who pitched on the 1967-68 teams, is born.

November 2, 1957

Jose Moreno, an infielder on the 1980 team, is born.

November 3, 1936

Rick Herrscher, who played on the 1962 team, is born.

November 4, 2004

Willie Randolph is hired as the 18th manager in team history.

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November 5, 1946

Jim Bethke, a pitcher on the 1965 team, is born.

November 5, 1953

Brock Pemberton, a first baseman on the 1974-75 teams, is born.

November 6, 1969

Seven members of the world champion Mets begin a two-week engagement with comedian Phil Foster at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Giving it the ol' soft shoe are Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Donn Clendenon, Ed Kranepool, Tommie Agee, Cleon Jones and Art Shamsky.

(AP)

November 7, 1932

Dick Stuart, a first baseman on the 1966 team, is born.

November 8, 1944

Ed Kranepool, the Mets' first baseman from 1962-1979, is born. He spent his entire Major League career in Flushing.

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November 9, 1967

The Mets trade infielder Bob Johnson to Cincinnati for outfielder Art Shamsky.

Art Shamsky (Getty Images)

November 10, 1951

Mike Vail, an outfielder on the 1975-77 teams, is born.

November 11, 1969

Gus Mauch, the Mets' trainer since the team's inception, announces his retirement. Tom McKenna is named to replace Mauch.

November 12, 1975

Tom Seaver wins his third NL Cy Young Award after finishing the season 22-9 with a 2.38 ERA and 243 strikeouts.

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November 13, 1961

The Liebmann Brewing Co., maker of Rheingold Beer, signs a five-year, $1 million contract to sponsor the Mets' radio and TV broadcasts.

Ralph Kiner, a Mets broadcaster in the 1962 season. (Getty Images)

November 14, 1966

Bing Devine takes over for George Weiss as team president and general manager.

Bing Devine (right) with Lou Brock (Getty Images)

November 15, 1928

Gus Bell, an outfielder on the 1962 team, is born.

November 16, 1961

At the grand opening of the team offices at 680 Fifth Avenue, the Mets unveil the official club logo. Designed by artist Ray Gotto, the emblem consists of an orange stitched baseball with a New York skyline in the background, and the script "Mets" and a white bridge in the foreground.

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November 17, 1944

Tom Seaver is born.

November 17, 1964

The Mets sign catcher and future Hall of Famer Yogi Berra to a two-year contract as a player/coach.

Tom Seaver (Getty Images)

November 18, 1965

Wes Westrum, who piloted the Mets during the absence of Casey Stengel, is officially named Mets manager for the 1966 season.

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November 19, 1979

The Board of Directors of the New York Mets announces its intention to sell the team before the 1980 season.

November 20, 1967

Tom Seaver wins the NL Rookie of the Year Award, becoming the first Mets player to win a major postseason award. Seaver finished his first season 16-13 with a 2.76 ERA.

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November 21, 1952

Bill Almon, who played infield for the Mets in 1980 and 1987, is born.

November 22, 1972

Jon Matlack becomes the second Mets pitcher in history to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

John Matlack (center) (AP)

November 23, 1964

The Mets get their second future Hall of Famer in less than a week when the team acquires left-hander Warren Spahn from Milwaukee.

November 23, 2010

The club introduces Terry Collins as the 20th manager in franchise history.

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November 24, 1930

Bob Friend, who pitched on the 1966 team, is born.

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November 25, 1968

The Mets transfer their Triple-A International League affiliate from Jacksonville, Fla., to Tidewater, Va.

November 26, 1963

Mets infielder Ron Hunt finishes second to Cincinnati second baseman Pete Rose in the voting for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

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November 27, 1967

Gil Hodges returns to the Mets as manager.

November 28, 1961

The Mets acquire outfielder Frank Thomas from Milwaukee for a player to be named later (outfielder Gus Bell).

November 29, 1966

The Mets acquire Tommy Davis from the Dodgers for Jim Hickman and Ron Hunt. Hickman was the last member of the team's original 22-player expansion draft class.

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November 30, 1950

Craig Swan, who pitched for the Mets from 1973-1984, is born.

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December 1, 1977

The Mets sign free-agent infielder/outfielder Elliott Maddox.

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December 2, 1991

Bobby Bonilla and the Mets agree to terms on a five-year contract.

December 3, 1974

The Mets trade pitcher Tug McGraw and outfielders Dave Schneck and Don Hahn to Philadelphia for outfielder Del Unser, pitcher Mac Scarce and Minor League catcher John Stearns.

John Stearns (Getty Images)

December 5, 1978

The Mets trade pitcher Kim Seaman and outfielder Tom Grieve to St. Louis for pitcher Pete Falcone.

December 6, 1975

Mrs. Lorinda de Roulet is named president of the Mets, succeeding her mother, the late Mrs. Joan Payson.

December 7, 1977

The Mets purchase infielder Tom Foli from San Francisco.

December 8, 1978

The Mets trade pitcher Jerry Koosman to Minnesota for pitcher Greg Field and a player to be named later (pitcher Jesse Orosco).

December 9, 1977

The Mets trade third baseman Roy Staiger to the New York Yankees for infielder Sergio Ferrer.

December 10, 1971

The Mets trade Nolan Ryan and three others to California for Jim Fregosi.

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December 11, 1974

The Mets trade infielder Ted Martinez to St. Louis for infielder Jack Heidemann and outfielder Mike Vail.

December 12, 1984

The Mets acquire Gary Carter from the Expos in exchange for infielder Hubie Brooks, catcher Mike Fitzgerald, outfielder Herm Winningham and pitcher Floyd Youmans.

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December 15, 1967

Tommy Davis and Jack Fisher headline a package sent to the White Sox in exchange for Tommie Agee and Al Weis.

Tommie Agee (AP)

December 16, 2004

The Mets and Pedro Martinez agree to terms on a four-year contract.

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December 17, 1969

Mets pitcher Tom Seaver is named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

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December 19, 1950

Frank Taveras, who played shortstop for the Mets from 1979-81, is born.

December 20, 1973

The Mets trade pitcher Jim McAndrew to San Diego for pitcher Steve Simpson.

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December 21, 1948

Dave Kingman, a Mets outfielder from 1975-77 and again from 1981-83, is born.

December 21, 1948

Elliott Maddox, a Mets outfielder from 1978-80, is born.

Dave Kingman (Getty Images)

December 23, 1999

The Mets acquire left-handed pitcher Mike Hampton and Derek Bell from Houston for a package of three players.

Mike Hampton (Getty Images)

December 25, 1935

Al Jackson, who pitched for the Mets from 1962-65 and again in 1968, is born.

December 26, 1940

Pitcher Ray Sadecki is born.

December 27, 1967

Johnny Murphy becomes the third general manager in franchise history when he replaces Bing Devine.

Bing Devine (right) with Lou Brock (Getty Images)

December 28, 1949

First baseman/outfielder John Milner is born.

December 29, 1965

The Mets name Harvey Haddix pitching coach.

December 30, 1969

Mets general manager Johnny Murphy suffers a heart attack at his home and is placed in intensive care at Roosevelt Hospital.