Blue, white and red illustration of a character with a baseball for a head hitting a baseball with blue text above and below and red text on the bottom edge on a white background
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The iconic image of a person with an oversized baseball as a head has been the mascot of the New York Mets since 1962. Mr. Met, as the mascot is affectionately known, first appeared as a comic in game programs, yearbooks and scorecards in 1962. A live costumed version of the comic appeared at home games after the Mets moved into Shea Stadium in 1964. In the mid-late 1970s, the team slowly removed Mr. Met from their advertising. By 1979 Mr. Met was no longer being used as the team mascot. After a 20 year hiatus, a long time Mets fan urged the team to reinstate the masot. In 1994 Mr. Met made his reappearance. Mr. Met was elected into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named by Forbes magazine as the #1 mascot in sports in 2012.