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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Life of a Ballpark Vendor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Next up in Ballpark Figures: Ted Berg, a former stands vendor at Shea Stadium, tells us what he did when a Yankee fan spit chewed hot dog at him.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Hazards of Playing Mr. Met

Monday, April 06, 2015

The Mets kick off their regular season this afternoon in Washington, D.C. AJ Mass once donned the Mr. Met costume. Here, he reflects on the weird, woolly world of sports mascots.

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WNYC News

Yankees and Mets Set to Take the Field for Opening Day

Thursday, April 02, 2015

After several seasons marked by mediocrity, do New York baseball fans have anything to be excited about this year?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mookie Wilson on Life, Baseball, and the 1986 Mets

Thursday, July 03, 2014

New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Willie Randolph, Yankees Player and Coach

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Legendary Yankee talks about his ups and downs on the field and in the dugout, as well as his time as manager of the Mets.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Willie Randolph

Friday, May 16, 2014

Former Yankees second baseman and former Mets manager Willie Randolph was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking about his life in baseball. He also told us about his love of fishing. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mookie Wilson on Life, Baseball, and the 1986 Mets

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New York Mets legend Mookie Wilson talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mets Fan Play-by-Play

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Howie Rose, Mets broadcaster and the author (with Phil Pepe) of Put It In the Book!: A Half-Century of Mets Mania (Triumph Books, 2013), shares his story of becoming a play-by-play announcer (including early gigs on WNYC) alongside the 50-year history of the baseball team.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ira Berkow on 50 Years of the Mets

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow discusses the Mets and his collection of opinions, stories, and observations from his long and distinguished career. From memories of inaugural franchise manager Casey Stengel and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver to reflections on ace Johan Santana and the superstar David Wright, Summers at Shea is a collection of 50 years of his writing, bringing to life Mets’ personalities from the last half century.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fifty Years After the March on Washington; Fifty Years of the Mets

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today, we’ll mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Jonathan Rieder talks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” We’ll discuss a documentary about Dr. King’s life and work, from the beginnings of his campaign for civil rights to his assassination in 1968. We’ll look at the role civil rights activist Bayard Rustin played in the movement. He was marginalized for being openly gay. We’ll joined by his partner, Walter Naegle. And we’ll discuss another 50 year anniversary with former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow and the time he’s covered the NY Mets.

Here's The Thing

Dwight Gooden

Monday, July 22, 2013

Alec sits down with pitcher Dwight Gooden whose blistering fastball and notoriously deceptive curve ball earned him the Rookie of the Year Award in 1984. He was only 19 years old.

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WNYC News

Foul Ball: Crowds Shrink for Yanks, Mets

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fewer fans this year are saying, ‘Take me out to the ballgame.’

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Soundcheck

Ira Berkow: Music And Sports Are Both Just Rhythm And Harmony

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ira Berkow, whose new book is titled, Summers At Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His Overcat and Other Mets Stories, talks about sports and tells the stories behind some of his favorite songs.

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WNYC News

Mets, Yankees Begin 2013 Season With a Win and a Loss

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Mets won their first game of the season against the San Diego Padres 11 to 2, and the Yankees lost to their long-standing rivals, the Boston Red Sox, 8 to 2.

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WNYC News

Compare New York's Baseball Attendance Throughout Time

Monday, April 01, 2013

On Opening Day, we look back at the last 130 years of New York baseball fandom, from the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to John McGraw to the House that Ruth Built to the Amazin' Mets and beyond.

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WNYC News

Mets to Host 2013 All-Star Game

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

With a high-five to Mr. Met, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the New York Mets will host the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field – the first time the Amazin’s will be home to the Midsummer Classic since 1964 when the game was played at Shea Stadium.

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WNYC News

After a Bruising 2 Seasons, Mets Fans Remain Hopeful on Opening Day

Thursday, April 05, 2012

David Wright hit an RBI single to lead the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in their season opener Thursday as hard-core Mets fans streamed into CitiField, hopeful that this season will not be a repeat of the embattled ball club's miserable past two seasons.

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WNYC News

Mets Settle with Madoff Trustee

Monday, March 19, 2012

The team’s owners reached a deal Monday with the trustee responsible for recovering money for victims of the Ponzi scheme run by imprisoned financier Bernie Madoff.  But it may take a bit more than a court settlement to break the Mets slump.

 

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WNYC News

NY Judge Requires Mets' Owners to Prove Goodwill

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A federal judge says New York Mets owners must show a jury next week they weren't willfully blind to a gigantic fraud carried out by their friend, Bernard Madoff.

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WNYC News

Lenny Dykstra Sentenced to 3 Years in CA Prison

Monday, March 05, 2012

Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to three years in a California state prison in a grand theft auto case.

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