It’s not just the players and coaches that have dreamed of making it to the big leagues. Many of our front office staff shared the same dream and contributes to the team’s overall success.
In honor of Women’s History Month, each week, we will take a closer look at the career paths of Mets employees as they achieved their goal of working in professional sports.
This is a photo of me in Little League in the year 1999. My parents were the team’s coaches. I went on to play softball all the way through college with my parents supporting me…
By Jay Horwitz
She had the ability to touch all part of the Mets family; the players, the staff, the front office and ownership. Yes, the media loved Shannon Forde, too.
She passed away five years ago today after a courageous nearly four-year battle with cancer. She will be mourned by so many.
In this the era of breakthroughs for women in sports and politics, Shannon should be remembered as a trailblazer in her own right. She worked with our media relations departments for 22 year. …
FLUSHING, N.Y., March 1, 2021 — The New York Mets today announced that they will wear a “41” Tom Seaver tribute patch on the right sleeve of their home and road uniforms during the 2021 season.
Seaver passed away on August 31, 2020 at age 75. Seaver won 311 games, had a 2.86 ERA and struck out 3,640 batters over a 20-year major league career that spanned from 1967–1986, earning 12 All-Star selections in the process. He led the National League in wins three times, ERA three times and strikeouts five times. …
By Jay Horwitz
I got a hold of my old friend Mookie Wilson last night and I asked him a simple question. “What does Black History Month mean to you?”
He had a great answer.
“It means a great deal to me,” said Mookie, who is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Mets 1986 World Championship. “We didn’t have Black History Month when I was in school.”
“I didn’t know much about the history of African American people.” He went on.
“What we were taught in school was the Civil War and slavery. …
Foundation Committed to Providing Needed Services & Opportunities in Neighborhoods Near Citi Field
FLUSHING, N.Y., February 26, 2021 — The New York Mets today announced the launch of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the New York Mets.
The Amazin’ Mets Foundation is committed to using the platform of the Mets to inspire change and make a lasting impact — on and off the field — by providing needed services and opportunities to children, families, and under-served groups in neighborhoods and communities near Citi Field, the Mets home ballpark. The foundation can be found online at amazinmetsfoundation.org.
By Jay Horwitz
It was impossible to keep track of the myriad of jobs he did for the team during his four decades of service to t he organization.
Jimmy Plummer, who was the team’s director of promotions for over 20 years, died of heart failure in the summer of 2008 at the age of 57. He never made it to Citi but we have a room here in his honor called “The Plum Room”.
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