Original Mets recall first spring as NYC’s ‘lovable losers’

Do the Mets maintain an unofficial file?

Had been they probably the most lovely and beloved toddler franchise within the historical past of North American skilled sports activities? All individuals (with maybe one exception) are cute as infants. What number of companies can say the identical?

New York’s Nationwide League entry turns 60 this yr, and a part of the Mets’ yearlong birthday celebration contains having just a few of the gamers from their authentic group, the 1962 Metsies, seem at their Outdated Timers’ Day reboot.

No small a part of the rationale that membership stays revered by Mets followers of a sure age is, in fact, because of an official file they nonetheless personal, their superbly terrible 40-120 file, the worst single-season mark by any group in fashionable baseball. But their long-lasting attraction can’t be attributed solely to such epic futility. It additionally speaks to the personalities, most of them gone, who made up that unforgettable, very beatable entity.


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