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About New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Mets-Phillies rivalry or Battle of the Broads is one that every baseball fan is aware of. This age-old rivalry is among the most fiercely contested in the National League. Even though there were several brawls between members of the Mets and Phillies since the 1980s, the rivalry did not become as intense as it is today until the 2006 season. The rivalry basically stems from the fact that both teams are equally good at the same time and end up battling for the playoff position often. The memorable 2006 division race was won by the Mets. However, this was soon followed by five consecutive division title wins for the Phillies from 2007 to 2011. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments of the New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies rivalry.

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Memorable Moments

Roger McDowell vs. Greg Jefferies - In 1989, the Mets weren’t having a good time as they lost their final home game of the season. And the game ended on a bizarre note as Greg Jefferies and Roger McDowell from the Phillies had a heated exchange. McDowell, who was a former Mets player, exchanged words with Jefferies, as he ran down the first-base line. This resulted in some shouting at each other. Soon Jefferies charged towards McDowell and both benches emptied – starting a brawl.

Billy Wagner - Between the 2005 and 2006 season, the Mets signed former Phillies closer, Billy Wagner. This increased the intensity of the already simmering rivalry. Pat Burrell, the Phillies’ outfielder and adding fuel to the fire, Wagner even exchanged heated shots at each other in the media after Wagner left. And since both teams were performing well - Mets led the NL East and the Phillies remained a wild card contender till the very end of the season – the rivalry wasn’t going to die out anytime soon either.

Head to Head Records - New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies

To understand the rivalry between these two teams, it is important that we look at their head-to-head record. The following statistics are for the New York Mets against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Games Played Losses Wins Win %age Home Wins-Losses Away Wins-Losses
955 495 460 .482 232-246 228-249

As for the postseason, the New York Mets are yet to face the Philadelphia Phillies.

Big Names behind the Big Rivalry

Both, the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies have had a number of talented players on their rosters. Several players have made it to the National Baseball Hall of Fame from both sides. From the New York Mets, Richie Ashburn, known as The Tilden Flash was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962. Yogi Berra, who also served as the manager of the team is also on the list. Along with these two, there is also Warren Spahn who won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and the Cy Young Award. Among the Phillies Hall of Famers are infielder Sparky Anderson, Dan Brouthers, who was inducted in 1896, Jimmie Foxx, who also holds the American League Most Valuable Player Award and Hack Wilson, who was inducted in 1934. More than 30 Phillies have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in total.

Catch the Mets vs. Phillies live!

Fans will be delighted to hear that the two teams are all set to face each other in the upcoming MLB Regular Season. Out of the last six games, the Mets have managed to win four. But there’s no telling who will come out on top this season. The end of June and July games are going to take place at the Citi Field, whereas the August fixtures will be played at the Citizens Bank Park. Be sure to check the Citi Field and the Citizens Bank Park seating charts when you buy New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies tickets. Cheap New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies tickets for these upcoming games are also available.

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