Jay Horwitz, who has worked for the Mets since 1980 and served as Vice President of Media Relations since 1988, will move to a newly created role. The Mets named him Vice President of Alumni Relations and Team Historian, and Horwitz will assume his new duties effective October 1st.
In his new role, Horwitz will focus on ‘broadening the Mets’ alumni base’ as the team approaches the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets. He’ll also serve as the teams inaugural Team Historian, a position he is uniquely qualified for after working with countless former players and coaches during his nearly forty year tenure.
A beloved and at times frustrating figure, Jay Horwitz is extremely familiar to both fans, reporters, and players. Plenty of Met luminaries - Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez, among others - along with several current Mets turned out for Horwitz’s press conference today, and the beat writers clearly love him - just check out this anecdote from Lindsey Adler. Horwitz’s new role should keep a valued figure deeply involved while reducing the number of butt-dials and pocket-tweets.