Born on this date:
Ken Henderson (1946)
Brett Butler (1957)
Dave Liddell (1966)
Tony Clark (1972)
Jeremy Reed (1981)
- Mets purchased Gene Woodling from the Washington Senators in 1962.
- Mets purchased Bob Friend from the New York Yankees in 1966.
- Mets traded Kevin Collins, Steve Renko, Jay Carden and Dave Colon to the Montreal Expos for Donn Clendenon in 1969.
- Mets traded Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for Doug Flynn, Steve Henderson, Pat Zachry and Dan Norman in 1977.
- Mets traded Dave Kingman to the San Diego Padres for Bobby Valentine and Paul Siebert in 1977.
- Mets traded Mike Phillips to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joel Youngblood in 1977.
- Mets purchased Andy Hassler from the Boston Red Sox in 1979.
- Mets traded Bob Myrick and Mike Bruhert to the Texas Rangers for Dock Ellis in 1979.
- Mets traded Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Keith Hernandez in 1983.
- Mets sold Mike Jorgensen to the Atlanta Braves in 1983.
- Mets traded Jay Tibbs, Eddie Williams and Matt Bullinger to the Cincinnati Reds for Bruce Berenyi in 1984.
- Mets released Gary Matthews in 2010.
Games and Events:
1966 - The Yankees and Mets make their first ever transaction with each other. The Mets purchase pitcher Bob Friend from the Yankees.
1969 - New York acquires Donn Clendenon from Montreal for infielder Kevin Collins and Minor League pitchers Steve Renko, Jay Carden and Dave Colon.
1977 -The Mets trade Tom Seaver to Cincinnati for pitcher Pat Zachry, infielder Doug Flynn and outfielders Steve Henderson and Dan Norman. Also on that date, the Mets acquire Bobby Valentine and pitcher Paul Siebert from San Diego for Dave Kingman. Click here for more on what became known as the Midnight Massacre.
1983 - The Cardinals trade former MVP Keith Hernandez to the Mets for a pair of right-handed hurlers, Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey. The righties will compile a 21-22 record for the Redbirds, and the Gold Glove first baseman will spend seven seasons in New York batting .297, playing an instrumental role in the club's World Championship in 1986.
1991 - Dwight Gooden hurls a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 win vs. Houston.
1999 - The Mets tie a then-club record by hitting six home runs in an 11-3 win at Cincinnati. Edgardo Alfonzo, Matt Franco, Rickey Henderson (twice), John Olerud and Mike Piazza all go deep. Henderson belts his 74th leadoff home run in that contest.