Mr. Met has been the mascot of the New York Mets ever since their third season as an expansion team in 1964. He is baseball’s first live mascot having started with the Mets on April 14, 1964. Mr. Met visits with and entertains fans at Citi Field. When he is not at the stadium, he is active throughout the New York area visiting hospital and schools and doing other good work in the community.
Mr. Met has always been loved by Mets fans and was there for the Miracle Mets in 1969 when the team went from being a yearly last place finisher to World Champions over the Baltimore Orioles. Unfortunately, Mets management decided to send him down to the minor leagues in the 1970s. However, in response to requests from long term Mets fans, and the popularity of “upstart” Mascots like the San Diego Chicken, the Mets brought Mr. Met back from AAA ball for the 1994 season and he has been a regular at home games ever since. In fact, in 2012 Forbes Magazine named Mr. Met the best mascot in all sports!
Over the years, the likeness of Mr. Met has been seen on scorecards, yearbooks, and game programs. And, Mr. Met was the first mascot to have his own bobblehead doll! In the 1960s Mr. Met was accompanied at the ballpark by Mrs. Met and even the three “little Mets.” Then, Mrs. Met was phased out, only to return in 1993, a year before Mr. Met. In September of 2007, Mr. was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame.
Mr. Met is proud of his New York Mets and how they came from a last-place finisher to be World Champs. He likes to talk about the other four times that his Mets played in the World Series in 1973, 1986, 2000, and 2015 and especially the 1986 win over the Boston Red Sox and rival mascot, The Green Monster, to be World Champs for a second time.