New York Mets vs. New York Yankees Tickets
About New York Mets vs. New York Yankees
As far as baseball rivalries go, it doesn’t get better than the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. These Bronx and Queens teams have become an intricate part of the social culture in New York. You could either be a Yankee fan or a Mets fan, there is no in between. Since their first meeting in June 1997, the Mets-Yankees rivalry has spawned a subculture not only in New York but all over the world. Even though the roots of this rivalry can be traced to the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants era, the Mets-Yankees rivalry is exemplified by the more contemporary Subway Series. The Mets-Yankees rivalry is full of both unforgettable moments and memorable players. From Mariano Rivera to Roger Clemens, Derek Jeter to Darryl Strawberry, these two teams have housed some of the most remarkable athletes in the history of MLB. In addition to the athletes who have graced these ball parks, this rivalry is particularly known for select moments in history. Here are some of those moments in time preserved in the minds of both Mets and Yankees fans
The Mets Yankees Memorable Moments
Mlicki’s Moment –Dave Mlicki rises to the occasion and pitches a complete game shutout. This performance is witnessed by 56,188 fans at Yankee stadium and also happens to be first ever regular season matchup between the two franchises
A-Rod Becomes a Hero with a Pop Up –With two outs and the Mets with a one run lead, A-Rod pops up the ball in the last inning to second baseman Louis Castillo. As fate would have it Castillo is unable to make the play allowing Jeter and Teixeira to score and winning the game for the Yankees 9-8
Piazza Loses Respect for Clemens –After getting the best of Mike Piazza who hit him for a grand slam on their previous meeting, Roger Clemens hits Piazza on the head with a fast ball. This results in Piazza suffering a concussion and the beginning of bad blood between the two teams.
Mets against the Yankees at a Glance
The New York Mets and New York Yankees have been playing against each other for more than two decades. This is how the Mets have performed against their Bronx neighbors
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The Mets have a lot of catching up to do in terms of World Series titles as well. The New York Yankees is the most successful baseball franchise in MLB’s history with 27 World Series titles. The Yankees also have 40 AL Pennants and 18 East Division titles. However, the Mets have the most recent winning streak of six games from May 27, 2013 till May 13, 2014.
The Brightest of the Mets and the Yankees
The New York Yankees have a storied franchise. It begins with Babe Ruth and includes the likes of Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra. It was these legends who laid the foundation for the most successful baseball franchise in history. The mantle for the Yankees success was carried on by the younger generation of players who made sure the Yankees stayed relevant and competitive. These players included Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada. The New York Mets may not be as old as the Yankees, but this team still had the likes of Keith Hernandez, Al Leiter, Jon Matlack and Edgardo Alfonzo. The Miracle Mets had quite a few aces up their sleeves. It is because of these players, the New York Mets have two World Series titles, five NL Pennants and six East Division titles. And as long as the Mets are being discussed, who can forget Dwight Gooden, David Wright and the one and only Tom Seaver.
The Battle for New York!
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