With spring training in full gear, now feels like a good time to look back at some amazing moments from the history of the Mets while looking forward to the upcoming season. The videos below, from YouTube, will run the gamut of Mets history – from their opening season at the Polo Grounds in 1962, to last season and lots in-between.
I included videos that offer a unique perspective. Some are snippet type videos, some contain songs, some are views from the stands during memorable moments. All are uniquely Metsian (I know that’s not a real word). Enjoy.
1962 – Here are some rare clips of the Mets at the Polo Grounds during their inaugural season:
1964 – This video has some incredible shots of the Mets and Shea during the stadium’s first year of operation:
1969 – Here’s the last out of the World Series, followed by the mayhem on the field and the interviews in the clubhouse:
1980 – Here’s a great video from opening day at Shea. Some parts have sound, some parts don’t, all parts are awesome:
1986 – This is “Lets Go Mets Go,” The music video from 1986. If you’ve never seen this, you’re missing out big time:
Mid 90’s – This is called “Rey-O,” it’s 23 minutes of Rey Ordonez highlights (this video was a giveaway at Shea).
2000 – This is a compilation of great moments from the season (lots of Playoff highlights), with audio from Gary Cohen and Bob Murphy:
2006 – Here’s Endy Chavez‘ catch from Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, as seen from the stands at Shea. I was there that night, right near where this was filmed. After the catch, it felt as if the Upper Deck was about to collapse. I’d felt Shea shake many times before, but this time was different:
2008 - A video from the stands of Carlos Beltran‘s game tying home run during the final game ever at Shea. It was the last great moment the ballpark would see:
2012 – Here’s the conclusion of Johan Santana‘s no-hitter, as seen from the stands at Citi Field:
…Hope you enjoyed the videos. LGM!