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This Date in Mets History: June 2

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With the first overall selection in the 1994 draft, the New York Mets take RHP Paul Wilson of Florida State University.

This Date in Mets History: May 31

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The Mets and Giants matched zeros for the longest doubleheader in MLB history on this date in 1964.

This Date in Mets History: May 27

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Pelf came up big versus the Phillies three years ago today. So did Todd Hundley's mom, who birthed him 44 years ago.

This Date in Mets History: May 26

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The Mets almost brought on a new owner three years ago today.

This Date in Mets History: May 25

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The Mets-Pirates game on this date in 1979 was called on account of inclement weather. Fog to be precise.

This Date in Mets History: May 24

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The Mets and Dodgers faced off for their longest-ever game on this date in 1973.

This Date in Mets History: May 20

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Robin Ventura hit a pair of record-setting grand slams on this date in 1999. Thankfully, Todd Pratt allowed him to touch home both times.

This Date in Mets History: May 19

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On this date in 2006, the Yankees learned that walking someone to face David Wright is a sub-optimal strategy.

This Date in Mets History: May 18

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Nelson Figueroa, a prime example of a journeyman pitcher, celebrates his birthday today.

This Date in Mets History: May 17

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Believe it or not, Steve Trachsel and Mike Pelfrey both were more good than bad as Mets. Not, however, on May 17, 2001 and 2009 respectively.

This Date in Mets History: May 13

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Bobby Valentine, second-best manager and first-best make up artist in Mets history, celebrates his birthday today.

This Date in Mets History: May 12

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Today's Yogi Berra's birthday and the two-year anniversary of Carlos Beltran's blasting of three homers versus the Rockies.

This Date in Mets History: May 11

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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 10

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Rickey Henderson batted for the 10,000th time in his career on this date in 2000. That's what 20-plus years of batting leadoff will get you.

This Date in Mets History: May 6

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

This Date in Mets History: May 5

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Mike Piazza set the record for most career home runs by a catcher on May 5, 2004.

This Date in Mets History: May 4

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The 1960s were a crazy time for the New York Mets and. historically, May 4th was one of the crazier days for the team.

This Date in Mets History: May 3

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David Cone is fifth on the Mets career shutouts list. His first came 25 years ago today.

This Date in Mets History: April 29

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John Franco picked up his first career save. A dozen years later, he recorded number 300.

This Date in Mets History: April 28

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Today's Dillon Gee's birthday and the anniversary of the first time Tug McGraw's name turned up in a big league box score as the pitcher of record.

This Date in Mets History: April 27

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Nolan Ryan becomes baseball's all-time K leader and coach Yogi Berra becomes the Mets backup catcher.

This Date in Mets History: April 26

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Seeing as Keith Hernandez and Mike Piazza both hit career milestones on April 26ths in the past, the chance that your favorite Met did something good today is pretty high.

This Date in Mets History: April 22

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Pick any date in Mets history and there's a good chance Tom Seaver did something of note on it. Like set two MLB records in one day, as he did 43 years ago today.

This Date in Mets History: April 21

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Jesse Orosco, Jeff Keppinger, and Ronny Paulino all share a birthday. Meaning they all succumb to the inexorable march of time on the same date.

This Date in Mets History: April 20

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Tom Seaver picked up the first of his 311 career wins on this date in 1967. He also picked up Chinese food after. Seriously.

This Date in Mets History: April 19

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Al Jackson, default ace of the early Amazins, pitched like legit one on April 19, 1964 to earn the first-ever win by a Mets pitcher at Shea Stadium.

This Date in Mets History: April 15

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Mo Vaughn is the last Met to wear uniform #42 as a result of events that transpired at Shea Stadium on April 15, 1997.

This Date in Mets History: April 14

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Jerry Koosman made his first appearance, Nolan Ryan won his first game, and John Franco became the second closer to save 400 games on various April 14ths in Mets history.

This Date in Mets History: April 13

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The man Mets fans call the Franchise made his first start for the lower-case franchise on this date in 1967.

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