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  • #16
    Originally posted by mandrake View Post
    One more thing on Mrs Payson....when she owned the Mets at Shea, they outdrew the Yankees every single year 1964-1975 until she died.
    The Yankees only went to the playoffs in one of those years (1964) and they only won more than 89 games 3 times (64, 70, 74). The Mets went to 2 WS and won one. The Yankees were a mediocre team for the most part during those years and is the main reason why the Mets drew more.
    "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

    "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

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    • #17
      About the only thing that would make me question whether the trophy really is Wilpon's or not is my belief that not even he'd be oblivious to what a P.R. disaster it would be for him to just flip one of his extra W.S. trophies after the storm of criticism he's received over the missing Mets H.O.F.

      Still, I would like to know where this trophy came from. According to the auction description there were just 3 of these made; it could only be his or Doubleday's, and since Wilpon had 2 the odds are 2-1 that it's his.

      Given the complete sale and disposal of anything and everything from Shea, and Wilpon's lack of attachment to Mets history in general even something weird and obscene like selling a 1986 World Series trophy seems within his grasp.

      I wish the consignor had been listed so we could know who it belonged to.


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      • #18
        Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
        The Yankees only went to the playoffs in one of those years (1964) and they only won more than 89 games 3 times (64, 70, 74). The Mets went to 2 WS and won one. The Yankees were a mediocre team for the most part during those years and is the main reason why the Mets drew more.
        Once again, you have no idea what you're talking about.

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        • #19
          You're right. One team going to 2 WS within 5 years while the other was mediocre has absolutely nothing to do with their respective attendance.
          "I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker

          "If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur

          "At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain

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          • #20
            Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
            The Yankees only went to the playoffs in one of those years (1964) and they only won more than 89 games 3 times (64, 70, 74). The Mets went to 2 WS and won one. The Yankees were a mediocre team for the most part during those years and is the main reason why the Mets drew more.
            Hmmm, speaking of mediocre.........

            Yankees 1964 1,305,638 99-63 AL Pennant
            Mets 1964 1,732,597 53-109 40GB
            Yankees 1965 1,213,552 77-85 25GB
            Mets 1965 1,768,369 50-112 47GB
            Yankees 1966 1,124,268 70-89 26.5GB
            Mets 1966 1,932,693 66-95 28.5GB
            Yankees 1967 1,259,514 72-90 20GB
            Mets 1967 1,565,492 61-101 40.5GB
            Yankees 1968 1,185,666 83-79 20GB
            Mets 1968 1,781,657 73-89 24GB
            Yankees 1969 1,067,996 80-81 28.5GB
            Mets 1969 2,175,373 100-62 WS Champs
            Yankees 1970 1,136,879 93-69 15GB
            Mets 1970 2,697,479 83-79 6GB
            Yankees 1971 1,070,771 82-80 21GB
            Mets 1971 2,266,280 83-79 14GB
            Yankees 1972 966,328 79-76 6.5GB
            Mets 1972 2,134,185 83-73 13.5GB
            Yankees 1973 1,262,103 80-82 17GB
            Mets 1973 1,912,390 82-79 NL Pennant
            Yankees 1974 1,273,075 89-73 2GB
            Mets 1974 1,722,209 71-91 17GB
            Yankees 1975 1,288,084 83-77 12GB
            Mets 1975 1,730,566 82-80 10.5GB

            For some reason you failed to point out these facts:

            From 1964-1975, the Mets had one 100 win season and no other season did they even reach 84 wins.

            The Yankees over that period had more wins than the Mets in 8 seasons, the Mets had more wins in only 4, and the margins in '73 was 2 games,in '71 was one game, and in '72 a whopping 4 games.

            Still the Mets outdrew the Yankees by approximately 9.5 million fans over that period.

            Joan Payson died in Oct 1975 and the Yankees went on a 8 year attendance takeover run.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by mandrake View Post

              For some reason you failed to point out these facts:

              From 1964-1975, the Mets had one 100 win season and no other season did they even reach 84 wins.

              The Yankees over that period had more wins than the Mets in 8 seasons, the Mets had more wins in only 4, and the margins in '73 was 2 games,in '71 was one game, and in '72 a whopping 4 games.

              Still the Mets outdrew the Yankees by approximately 9.5 million fans over that period.

              Joan Payson died in Oct 1975 and the Yankees went on a 8 year attendance takeover run.
              Some people never let facts and knowledge get in the way of their consistanly unknowledgable pontifications.

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