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37 Facts About Mets
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Since 2020, the Mets have been owned by billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, who purchased the team for $2.
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In 1964, the Mets hired Yogi Berra as a coach under Casey Stengel's coaching staff.
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In 1966, the Mets famously bypassed future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson in the amateur draft, instead selecting Steve Chilcott, who never played in the majors.
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Mets struggled for much of the 1990s, finishing with a losing record for six consecutive seasons between 1991 and 1996.
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Mets nearly missed the playoffs in 2001 and struggled from 2002 to 2004.
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In 2007, the Mets entered the final 17 games in the season with a seven-game lead in the NL East.
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Mets'sffield became the first pinch hitter to reach this milestone, as well as the first to do it in a Mets uniform.
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Mets players spent more than 1, 480 days in the disabled list in 2009, more than any other team in the majors.
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Mets returned to the postseason in 2016, marking only the second time in franchise history that the team qualified for the postseason in consecutive years.
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On November 1, 2019, the Mets named Carlos Beltran as the new manager replacing Callaway.
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Notable fans of the Mets include Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin James, Julia Stiles, Ty Burrell, Bill Maher, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Kimmel, Hank Azaria, Jim Breuer, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Dylan O'Brien, Glenn Close, Billy Joel, Ad-Rock, MCA, Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Chris Christie, Patrick Mahomes, and Donovan Mitchell.
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Mets have had two mascots other than Mr and Mrs Met at different points in its history.
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Primary logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gotto, consists of "Mets" written in orange script trimmed in white across a blue representation of the New York City skyline with a white suspension bridge in the foreground, all contained in an orange circle with orange baseball stitching across the image.
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The suspension bridge in the center symbolizes that the Mets, by bringing National League baseball back to New York, represent all five boroughs; many of New York's major bridges are suspension designs.
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The logo fell into disuse after the Mets dropped the alternate black jerseys and caps in 2012.
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Mets have retired eight numbers in the history of the franchise.
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Braves–Mets rivalry is a rivalry between two teams in the National League East, featuring the Atlanta Braves and the Mets.
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The Phillies' 2007 Eastern Division Title was won on the last day of the season as the Mets lost a seven-game lead with 17 games remaining while losing 12 of 18 games that season to the Phillies, including being swept at home in the first 3 games of the remaining 17, dropping their lead from 7 games to 3.
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Longtime Mets beat reporter Ed Coleman took over the pre- and post-game role for most games.
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The Mets were previously carried by WFAN-AM, which inherited the team's broadcast rights from WHN when it took over its frequency in 1987, and in later years by WFAN-FM which simulcasts the AM signal.
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Rose, who has spent much of his career covering the Mets, replaced Bob Murphy as Gary Cohen's broadcast partner in 2004 following Murphy's retirement.
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