Have you ever wanted to know more about the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets? As we all know, they are in the World Series this year and as of right now, it is truly anyone’s game.
To celebrate both teams making it to the World Series, Football In High Heels has all the information you need to know about each team, including their origin, colors and everything in between. Today, we begin with the Mets.
NEW YORK METS (Info courtesy of Wikipedia and Mental Floss)
Major League Affiliations: National League 1962-present and East Division 1969-present
Colors: Blue, orange and white
Owner: Fred Wilpon
Manager: Terry Collins
GM: Sandy Alderson
President of Baseball Operations: Saul Katz
Trivia: Fans were asked by team officials to choose a nickname when New York was awarded an expansion National League franchise in 1961. The choices included the Avengers, Bees, Burros, Continentals, Jets, Mets, NYBS, Rebels, Skyliners, and Skyscrapers.
The name was chosen for a couple of reasons, one being because “it has a brevity that will delight headline writers” and also because of the nickname’s historical baseball association, known as The New York Metropolitans, often called the Mets. They played in the American Association from 1883 to 1888.