-Mr. Met leads all active Major League mascots in high fours.
-Early in his career, Mr. Met lost his voice root, root, rooting for the home team. He may be quiet now, but can gesture in 12 different languages.
-Mr. Met's head is the only earthbound orb with its own gravitational pull, explaining why fans are so drawn to him.
-Mr. Met's image debuted in 1963 when it graced the covers of the official Mets yearbook and scorecard.
-In '64, Mr. Met earned rookie-of-the-year honors as Major League Baseball's first modern live-action mascot.
-Though Mr. Met has never been seen in the same place as Super Met, there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that they are one and the same.
-On Opening Day 2000, Mr. Met became the first Major League mascot to entertain fans overseas as the Mets played their first regular season game in Japan's Tokyo Dome.
On the first spring morning of '63, with the dew still dampening Coogan's Bluff, Casey Stengel, the old skipper of the young Mets, saw a figure in the distance. Deep in the Polo Grounds' center field stood a fan like no other -- a fan clearly born to root for the New York Mets. Casey became so taken with the big guy, he invited him to join the Amazin's the very next year at their new park, Shea Stadium. Mr. Met was home. His baseball head began to swell with the win in '69 -- and grew even larger still in '73 and '86 and again during the Subway Series in '00. Today he joins Mets fans, both young and old, to cheer his favorite team, at every game, at our brand new ballpark, CitiField.
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Flushing Queens
- Body type: 6' 10" / Athletic
- Ethnicity: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Children: Proud parent
- Occupation: ROOT ROOT ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM!!!!