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METS TIMELINE
1959-1971 | 1972-1981 | 1982-1991 | 1992-2001 | 2002-Present
Timeline 1972-1981
1972  - May 11, 1972 - The Mets acquire outfielder Willie Mays from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitcher Charlie Williams.

1973 

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Celebrating the 1973 Pennant

October 1, 1973 - The Mets head to the postseason for the second time in franchise history, clinching the National League East with a 6-4 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

October 10, 1973 - Before a Shea crowd of 50,323, Tom Seaver and Tug McGraw combine on a seven-hitter as the Mets win their second NL Pennant with a 7-2 victory over Cincinnati in the deciding game of the series.

1977  - June 15, 1977 - The Mets trade pitcher Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for pitcher Pat Zachry, infielder Doug Flynn, and outfielders Steve Henderson and Dan Norman.
1980  - January 24, 1980 - The Mets are sold to a group headed by Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon. The purchase price is estimated at $21.1 million - the highest amount ever paid for an American professional sports franchise.

1959-1971 | 1972-1981 | 1982-1991 | 1992-2001 | 2002-Present