New York Mets in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • 1989-04-19 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
  • 1989-05-09 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • 1989-05-09 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • 1989-07-31 MLB Minnesota Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to New York Mets
  • 1990-05-29 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson
  • 1990-06-12 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • 1990-06-29 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game winning streak
  • 1991-03-24 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3
  • 1991-05-04 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1991-09-17 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 1991-10-06 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • 1991-12-02 Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bobby Bonilla becomes highest paid player in MLB when he agrees to record $29 million-5 year deal with New York Mets

Sports History

1992-03-03 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)

  • 1992-03-14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • 1992-04-03 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • 1992-04-04 Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad
  • 1992-04-05 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea
  • 1992-04-09 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • 1992-04-12 NY Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
  • 1992-04-27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent

Baseball Record

1992-05-03 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs

  • 1992-05-06 NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
  • 1992-05-29 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games
  • 1992-06-06 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters
  • 1992-09-26 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • 1993-06-22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
  • 1993-06-26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs
  • 1993-06-27 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
  • 1993-07-24 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • 1993-07-27 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • 1993-09-08 Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in Astros' 7-1 win over NY Mets
  • 1994-06-28 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
  • 1995-03-04 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
  • 1996-03-29 NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
  • 1996-03-30 NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
  • 1996-09-14 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • 1997-04-20 Cubs beat NY Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games
  • 1997-05-11 NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1997-09-12 NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
  • 1999-10-19 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2
  • 2000-10-16 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1

Sports History

2000-10-26 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 at Shea Stadium to win "Subway Series"; Yankees 3rd straight title; MVP: Derek Jeter

  • 2004-10-02 Montreal Expos earn the last win in the franchise's MLB history, beating New York Mets, 6 - 3 at Shea Stadium; Brad Wilkerson hits the Expos' final home run in 9th inning, his 32nd of the year
  • 2005-09-27 Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets
  • 2006-10-19 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • 2008-02-01 Minnesota starter Johan Santana signs a 6-year, $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets to become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history; trade from Twins to Mets official the next day
  • 2008-06-23 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971
  • 2008-09-28 The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2
  • 2012-06-01 Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in the New York Mets' 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8 - 0
  • 2015-06-09 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season; blanks New York Mets, 5-0
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14)
  • 2015-11-01 Baseball World Series: KC Royals win first title since 1985; rally in 9th and break away in 12th to beat NY Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; MVP: Royals catcher Salvador Perez
  • 2018-11-14 New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom wins NL Cy Young Award; his 10 wins fewest ever by a Cy Young winner in a non-strike-shortened season; MLB-leading 1.70 ERA; 29 consecutive start streak longest in MLB history
  • 2019-05-15 Jeff Koons "Rabbit" sculpture sells for $91.1 million, setting a new record for work by a living artist at auction; buyer later identified as hedge fund manager and MLB NY Mets owner Steve Cohen
  • 2020-01-16 Newly appointed manager Carlos Beltran and New York Mets mutually agree to part ways because of his role in Houston Astros sign stealing scandal; third manager forced out of a job as a result of the allegations

Birthdays in Sport

Weddings in Sport

Divorces in Sport

Deaths in Sport