NOT EVERYONE LOVES NY

Mark this date in history on your calendar: June 15, 1983. That’s the day Keith Hernandez cried after being told he was traded to the last-place New York Mets. This, of course, happened long before the “no crying in baseball” was established.

On the field, the Mets were a punching bag; off-the-field they were a punchline. Hernandez said he often referred to them as the S-T-E-M’s (Mets backwards).