April 23, 1962: Jay Hook leads Mets to franchise's first victory

New York City had long been a bastion of National League baseball.…

June 26, 1963: Tim Harkness hits game-winning grand slam for Mets

The New York Mets came into existence in 1962 and were one of…

May 31, 1964: Baseball's longest doubleheader

Clouds hung overhead as the first remnants of the crowd entered…

July 9, 1969: Tom Seaver’s near-perfect game

The atmosphere was positively electric at Shea Stadium on the…

October 15, 1969: Seaver’s pitching, Swoboda’s defense help Mets win Game 4

When the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Mets met in Game…

April 22, 1970: Mets' Tom Seaver strikes out 19 Padres batters

The day started well for Tom Seaver on April 22, 1970. He received…

May 14, 1972: Willie Mays homers in New York Mets debut

In his novel You Can’t Go Home Again, Thomas Wolfe tells…

September 2, 1972: Mets' Ken Boswell has 'the kind of a night you dream about'

Every team has comebacks.Miraculous rallies from seemingly insurmountable…

October 10, 1973: 'Ya Gotta Believe!' Mets win National League pennant

Before their 1973 postseason began, the New York Mets had last…

October 14, 1973: Willie Mays helps Mets prevail over A's in 12 innings in Game Two

After losing a tight 2-1 decision in Game One of the 1973 World…

June 14, 1980: The Steve Henderson Game

Each baseball season’s early summer games take on a mystical…

April 5, 1983: Tom Seaver makes his long-awaited return to Mets

Tom Seaver became a New York Met in a very unusual way. In 1966…

September 7, 1984: Dwight Gooden one-hits the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs were as hot as a summer’s day as they began…

April 9, 1985: Gary Carter homers in debut for Mets

Gary Carter earned the nickname “Kid” when he first came…

July 4, 1985: Fireworks and rain: Mets, Braves engage in a holiday epic

The Mets have an unusual affinity for finding themselves in notable…

September 12, 1985: Keith Hernandez's walk-off single helps Mets edge Cardinals

It was like old times in New York City. Both of Gotham’s professional…

October 1, 1985: Strawberry’s 11th-inning wallop keeps Mets’ hopes alive

The New York Mets entered the 1985 season looking to build on…

July 22, 1986: Mets win extra-inning slugfest with brawl and home run

Rodney Dangerfield is credited with saying, “I went to a fight…

October 11, 1986: Lenny Dykstra’s homer wins Game 3 for Mets

“This is a great feeling,” Lenny Dykstra said after the game.…

October 14, 1986: Gary Carter’s 12th-inning single wins Game 5 of NLCS

Before the 1986 NLCS started, many observers pointed to the greatest…