Buh-Buh-Buh-Benny and the Mets came up huge in Japan on this date in the year 2000.
The late Venezuelan president made a trip to Flushing for one of the weirdest, longest nights in Shea Stadium history.
August 12 is known as the Glorious Twelfth in the United Kingdom. For stateside fans of the Mets, it's a decidedly less-than glorious date.
Happy belated birthday to Benny Agbayani, a (very large) meteor who shone briefly against the Mets' sky