Resolution J4516-2011

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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  • May 8, 2012: ADOPTED
  • May 8, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 4, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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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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