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Congratulating Mr. Met, the New York Mets iconic mascot, upon the occasion of being rated No. 1 in Major League Baseball

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. Met, the New York Mets iconic
mascot, upon the occasion of being rated No. 1 in Major League Baseball

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those who excel in bringing cheer to baseball fans, young and
old alike, distinguishing themselves through notable achievements and
representing the great Empire State with pride and determination; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Mr. Met, the New York Mets iconic mascot, upon the occasion of
being rated No. 1 in Major League Baseball; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Met is the official mascot of Major League Baseball's New
York Mets; he is a man with a large baseball for a head and can be seen
at Citi Field during Mets home games; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Met has appeared in several commercials as part of ESPN's
"This is SportsCenter" campaign, and has been elected into the Mascot
Hall of Fame; on April 30, 2012, FORBES magazine listed Mr. Met as the
No. 1 mascot; he was chosen as the nation's No. 1 sports mascot based on
his likeability, familiarity and several other factors; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Met was first introduced on the cover of game programs,
yearbooks, and on scorecards in 1963, when the Mets were still playing
at the Polo Grounds in northern Manhattan; when the Mets moved to Shea
Stadium in 1964, fans were introduced to a live costumed version; Mr.
Met is believed to have been the first mascot in Major League Baseball
to exist in human form; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Met has become the true symbol for mascots in Major Leag-
ue Baseball; his legacy stands as a sterling example for all mascots in
professional and collegiate athletics; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. Met, the New York Mets iconic mascot, upon the occasion
of being rated No. 1 in Major League Baseball; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New York Mets Baseball organization.

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  • 04 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / May / 2012
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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