Category Archives: History

By the numbers: Mets home openers

    We all know the success the Mets have had on Opening Day since losing eight of their first nine. But having attended the last 18 home openers, and 19 overall (the Mets are 14-5 when I’ve been there), I wondered how they’ve done in their first home game over the years. So I crunched

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Mets’ Opening Day opponents — and sites — through the years

Some various facts about the Mets’ Opening Day opponents through the years… In 2015 and ’16, the Mets opened in Washington and Kansas City, the first time they’ve opened a season in either city. Those two straight seasons opening on the road came after hosting Opening Day for three years in a row. The Mets

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Myrl Brown: Baseball’s first M.L.B.

  You never know what will bring you to uncover the name of a long-forgotten ballplayer. A feat here, a tidbit there, and all of a sudden, you’re reading about an obscure pitcher who appeared in just seven games, all before Yankee Stadium was built, and who died before Cal Ripken Jr. made his Major

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Mike Piazza, Hall of Famer

  I wrote the other day about my lasting Ken Griffey Jr. memory, involving his iconic Upper Deck No. 1 rookie card. My Mike Piazza memories are much deeper and more centered around his performance in games, both those I attended and others I watched on TV. I graduated college on May 17, 1998 —

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Going back in time for a ball game

A couple weeks ago, we traversed the Passaic in the morn to join the bugs and cranks for a base ball match between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Gothams of New York held on the grounds in Paterson. T’was a merrie affair played under 1864 rules and featuring great displays of athletic prowess. The

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