1:14 AM EDT, Mon April 06, 2020
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Mets History: The one where Tom Seaver returns for Opening Day 1983

On April 5, 1983, Tom Seaver officially returned to the New York Mets again with an Opening Day start at Shea Stadium. Tom Seaver’s first stint with the New York Mets was memorable, remarkable, outstanding, and a whole bunch of other words to describe just how genuinely amazing he was. What many may not remember […] Mets History: The one where Tom Seaver returns for Opening Day 1983 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
18 hours ago

Mets History: Johan Santana’s final Opening Day start in 2012

After missing the entire 2011 season following shoulder surgery, Johan Santana returned to the mound for the 2012 New York Mets right where he belonged: as their Opening Day starter. It was a big day for the New York Mets history on April 5, 2012. Johan Santana took the mound for the first time in […] Mets History: Johan Santana’s final Opening Day start in 2012 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 4, 2020

New York Mets 2010 Opening Day lineup ten years later retrospective

Ten years after the New York Mets won on Opening Day 2010, we look back at the first lineup of the season and how clear it was this team wasn’t bound for glory. On April 5, 2010, the New York Mets opened the season with a 7-1 victory against the Florida Marlins. In front of […] New York Mets 2010 Opening Day lineup ten years later retrospective - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 4, 2020

When the Mets set an Opening Day home run record in 1988

The championship-hopeful 1988 New York Mets started the season with a bang by smacking a record six home runs on Opening Day. In 1988, expectations were high for the New York Mets. The team was not long removed from winning the 1986 World Series. With the roster still mostly intact, it was time for this […] When the Mets set an Opening Day home run record in 1988 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 3, 2020

Mets Superstition: Rick Porcello is next line to win a World Series MVP

The number 22 is significant in New York Mets history and for those who believed in more than coincidence, it means Rick Porcello is next in line to win a World Series MVP with this club. When we think of Rick Porcello, World Series MVP isn’t the first thought to come to mind. One of […] Mets Superstition: Rick Porcello is next line to win a World Series MVP - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 3, 2020

Mets 2003 Trade Deadline Review: Five trades with little return

In one of the least productive trade deadlines in modern franchise history, the New York Mets made three deals in 2003 and failed to get any impact prospects in return. The 2003 New York Mets season happened right in the middle of two memorable campaigns. Far enough away from the 2000 season yet not close […] Mets 2003 Trade Deadline Review: Five trades with little return - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 2, 2020

Mets Memories: Attending the Michael Conforto walk-off game

On a Friday night in August 2019, I saw what a New York Mets playoff atmosphere looks like. Friday, August 9, 2019. Citi Field, home of the New York Mets since 2009. The stands were packed for Marcus Stroman’s home debut, and a sell-out crowd roared with enthusiasm from the moment the game started. I […] Mets Memories: Attending the Michael Conforto walk-off game - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 2, 2020

Mets History: The one where we pay tribute to Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges is not only an important part of New York Mets history but also essential to the game of baseball. It was April 2, 1972, when New York Mets manager Gil Hodges left this world. Following an Easter Sunday golf game with his fellow coaches, Hodges collapsed on the way back to the hotel. […] Mets History: The one where we pay tribute to Gil Hodges - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 1, 2020

Mets pitcher Steven Matz has a big opportunity to improve his future this year

Steven Matz has one of the biggest opportunities of all this year for the New York Mets. It’s time for him to step up for the club. Minus Noah Syndergaard for at least the 2020 season and possibly even into next year after Tommy John Surgery claimed him, the rest of the New York Mets […] Mets pitcher Steven Matz has a big opportunity to improve his future this year - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Apr 1, 2020

New York Mets greatest prospect that never was, Sidd Finch

Perhaps the greatest April Fool’s gag in sports history, the story of New York Mets phenom Sidd Finch would be impossible to pull off in today’s world. The greatest trick George Plimpton ever pulled was convincing the world Sidd Finch did exist. On April 1, 1985, a piece was published in Sports Illustrated by Plimpton […] New York Mets greatest prospect that never was, Sidd Finch - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 31, 2020

Mets starting pitching in 2000 is what got them over the hump

Starting pitching was a huge part of the New York Mets’ success in 2000. Although the overall team wasn’t as good as the 1999 squad, it was those starters who pulled them over the hump. I think it’s fair to say the 1999 New York Mets were a better team than the 2000 club. By […] Mets starting pitching in 2000 is what got them over the hump - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 30, 2020

Mets can get through the 2020 season without Noah Syndergaard

Losing Noah Syndergaard for the 2020 season is a big loss for the New York Mets, but it doesn’t spoil their chances at contention. The New York Mets were dealt another blow last week with the news that one of their top starting pitchers, Noah Syndergaard, will miss all of 2020 and possibly some of […] Mets can get through the 2020 season without Noah Syndergaard - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 30, 2020

New York Mets: The all-time top five closers in franchise history

It takes a bold pitcher to step on the mound with only three outs to work with. These five New York Mets closers did it better than anyone else. Throughout the storied pitching history of the New York Mets, it has mostly been the starting pitchers who have made headlines. From Tom Seaver to Jerry […] New York Mets: The all-time top five closers in franchise history - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 29, 2020

Mets Clover Park Charms: A 2020 spring training tour in St. Lucie

Clover Park got a makeover this winter and the renovated spring training home of the New York Mets provided me with a wonderful experience. Clover Park casts a baseball spell. Pitchers snipe and bite. The munchies are satisfying. Mystical events occur beyond the entrance steps towards the 2020 New York Mets spring training facility. One-of-a-kind […] Mets Clover Park Charms: A 2020 spring training tour in St. Lucie - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 29, 2020

Mets Players the Kids Should Know: The original slugger, Frank Thomas

All New York Mets fans of any age need to know about the original slugger in franchise history, Mr. Frank Thomas. Kids know the name Frank Thomas because of the man who played in the 1990s and 2000s that earned the nickname “The Big Hurt” because of how well he punished baseballs. Long before him, […] Mets Players the Kids Should Know: The original slugger, Frank Thomas - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community