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Record: 40-120, Finished 10th in National League (1962 NL)

Managed by Casey Stengel

Ballpark: Polo Grounds IV

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[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

The expansion New York Mets began play in 1962 and set records for futility. They lost their first nine games and were mathematically elimated from winning the pennant by early August. Starting pitchers Roger Craig and Al Jackson both lost twenty games, and no pitcher on their staff had a winning record. Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn hit. 306 with the club in his final major league season.

[edit] 1962 Opening Day Lineup

Richie Ashburn, cf

Felix Mantilla, ss

Charlie Neal, 2b

Frank Thomas, lf

Gus Bell, rf

Gil Hodges, 1b

Don Zimmer, 3b

Hobie Landrith, c

Roger Craig, p

[edit] Awards and Honors

[edit] Further Reading

  • Bill Morales: New York Versus New York, 1962: The Birth of the Yankees-Mets Rivalry, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2012. ISBN 978-0-7864-7090-7
  • Keith Olbermann: "The '62 Mets: Blame Weiss and Stengel", in The National Pastime - A Review of Baseball History, Society for American Baseball Research, Cleveland, OH, number 26 (May, 2006), pp. 23-25.
  • Jonathan Weeks: Cellar Dwellers: The Worst Teams in Baseball History, Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Lanham, MD, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8108-8532-5


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