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This Date in Mets History: June 9

GIl Hodges became the second Mets manager to have his number retired on this date in 1973.

This Date In Mets History: May 14

Mays's blast provides the deciding run in win over Giants.

This Date in Mets History: May 11

WIllie Mays, clad in the orange and blue of the New York Mets, came back to the city where he made his name on this date in 1972.

This Date in Mets History: May 6

Say Hey! It's Willie Mays's birthday!

This Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 9

In episode 9 of TWIB '77, Mel Allen and co. face the fears of expansion team balks, Walnut Hands, and CLOWNS.

This Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 8

TWIB looks back All Star Games past, plus all the action from the '77 Midsummer Classic, and Nolan Ryan's diva behavior will not be tolerated.

This Date In Mets History: August 17 — Buddy's First Home Run, The Say Hey Kid's Last

We're talking baseball! August 17 baseball with Willie, Buddy, and Kind of Blue!

This Date In Mets History: July 21 — So Close to Two No-Nos, Man Walks on the F'ng Moon

On this date in 1965, the Mets almost no-hit the Pirates. Exactly five years later, they were almost no-hit by the Padres. Better luck next time, San Diego.

This Date In Mets History: May 14 — Willie Mays Homers In First Game With Mets

On May 14, 1972, Willie Mays, playing his first game with the Mets, hit a go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) solo home run to lead off the fifth inning. It was his first hit with the Mets and it gave his new team a 5-4 lead over — you guessed it — his old team, the Giants.

This Date In Mets History: May 11 — Mets Trade For Willie Mays, Bobby Joneses Square Off

On May 11, 1972, the Mets sent pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000 in cash to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Willie Mays.

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