POLO GROUNDS CLOSES The Polo Grounds is about to give way to arnhousing development. The Mets play their last game there before moving to a new stadium. Except for a few football games in the fall crowds will no longer pour into the Polo Grounds. Casey Stengel, with his wife waves farewell to the Stadium.
KOUFAX WINS 10TH GAME - HD Sandy Koufax (32) gets two hits, breezing to his 10th win of the season, as the Dodgers crush the Mets, 16-3. Mets players Ron Swoboda (4), Roy McMillan (11), Nolan Ryan (34), Jack Hamilton (32) Billy Murphy (23) and Hawk Taylor (19) all go down on strikes. Dodger Wes Parker (28) homers, scoring Maury Wills (30) ahead of him.
Date: June 5, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:02:06:00, With Audio
METS PLAY PIRATES AT SHEA STADIUM - HD Baseball fans line up at Shea Stadium for a Mets vs. Pirates game. The Mets warm up and sign autographs for the kids while manager Casey Stengel livens up the mood by conducting an orchestra. But alas, the Mets lose, 4-3. Transferred from film, mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ and Uncompressed, available in all forms of HD and SD.
Date: April 17, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:25:00, No Audio
METS OPENER - HD Mayor John Lindsay throws out the first ball at the New York Mets home opener against the Atlanta Braves as ex-Mayor Robert Wagner watches. Among the players who can be spotted for the Mets are:
Jack Fisher 22
Jerry Grote 15
Ed Kranepool 7
Identifiable Braves players are:
Felipe Alou 29
Frank Bolling 2
Date: April 15, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:57:00, No Audio
METS AT SPRING TRAINING - WESTRUM INTERVIEW - HD Mets manager Wes Westrum speaks to a reporter about the need for a pitching strategy during spring training in Florida. Transferred from film to HD - uncompressed and ProRes HQ - available in all forms of HD and SD.
BASEBALL GAME MONTAGE - JUNE 1989 Baseball games montage includes a New York Mets victory of 2 to nothing over Montreal Expos as the two teams battle it and the Baltimore Orioles defeat the Seattle Mariners 8 to 6.
Date: June 21, 1989 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:38:00, No Audio
BASEBALL SEASON OPENS IN SHEA STADIUM The opening of baseball season brings added excitement in New York as 50,000 fans pour into the new Shea Stadium. Unfortunately the Mets are defeated by Pittsburgh 4 to 3, but the great surroundings take away some of the pain.
NEW YORK METS WIN WORLD SERIES - 1969 In 1969, the New York Mets defeat the Baltimore Orioles to win the World Series. An estimated 2.2 million people turned out for the ticker tape parade to honor them.
KEN BOYER ON METS TRADE - 1965 St. Louis Cardinals veteran Ken Boyer expresses his dismay at being traded to the New York Mets. Boyer was traded for third baseman Charley Smith and pitcher Al Jackson after the Cardinals had a rough season.
Date: October 20, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:51:00, With Audio
METS AT SPRING TRAINING - HD The new York Mets gather in Clearwater, FL, for spring training. Players featured include Don Bosch (17), Bud Harrelson (3), Ken Boyer (14), Hawk Taylor (19), and Bob Heise (11). Transferred from film to HD - uncompressed and ProRes HQ - available in all forms of HD and SD.
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