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New York Mets: The most influential women in franchise history

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Rachel Robinson, the wife of Jackie Robinson, greets Armando Vazquez, who played for the New York Cubans in the mid-1940s, during pre-game ceremonies honoring Robinson before the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Mets April 15, 2006 at Shea Stadium. The Brewers defeated the Mets 8 - 2. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Rachel Robinson, the wife of Jackie Robinson, greets Armando Vazquez, who played for the New York Cubans in the mid-1940s, during pre-game ceremonies honoring Robinson before the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Mets April 15, 2006 at Shea Stadium. The Brewers defeated the Mets 8 - 2. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Marysol Castro

Sticking with the sounds of a ballgame, there is no sound heard more during a game than the public address announcer.

The PA announcer is responsible for player introductions before every at bat, every bullpen entrance, and is also responsible for routine announcements over the course of a game.

Marysol Castro is fairly new to the Mets organization, as she started in May of 2018. She replaced long-time PA announcer Alex Anthony and was on the Citi Field microphone all of last season.

She immediately became one of the most influential women in the team’s history, as she became the first female public address announcer for the Mets. In her first season, she also became the first Latina PA announcer in the history of the MLB.

As time goes on, fans will become more familiar with her voice, and she has paved the way for many in her position in a field that has been predominantly male.

Jane Jarvis

Baseball is a sport filled with many signature sounds: The crack of the bat; the pop of the glove; but one of the most recognizable sounds for many Mets fans was the organ at Shea Stadium.

Jane Jarvis was the organist for the Mets from 1964 to 1979. Fans who frequented the stadium were fascinated by her unique style of playing and fun renditions.

She composed the classic “Let’s go Mets” chant, and is most well-known for her version of “Meet the Mets.” Her arrangement of the famous fight song is still a fan favorite.

The sound of her organ still resonates with many fans, and she will always be remembered in the Mets organization.

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There are many women, including those listed, who actively contributed to the success of the New York Mets, and there are also many women currently associated with the team. As time goes on, women will become more and more involved in the sport and this list will grow substantially.

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