New York Mets

Singers compete in Mets annual Anthem Search
Singers compete in Mets annual Anthem Search
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/21/2013 at 8:12PM

O say can you sing? The New York Mets hosted the first round of their 2014 Anthem Search on Thursday to find the person who will sing the national anthem at opening day next year. More than 150 contestants auditioned for the position, giving 60 seconds of their best vocals to a panel of judges. [...]

Mets’ Matt Harvey to undergo elbow surgery, miss 2014 season
Mets’ Matt Harvey to undergo elbow surgery, miss 2014 season
Sports Liam La Guerre 10/04/2013 at 6:33PM

As if not making the playoffs wasn’t bad enough for Mets fans, the team announced Friday that rookie sensation Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery, which will force him to miss the 2014 season. “After further consultation with doctors, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has elected to have surgery to repair a partial tear of [...]

Mike Piazza to be inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Mike Piazza to be inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 10:37AM

Mike Piazza may have been snubbed by the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame committee this year, but he’ll always be special to the Mets. In fact the team announced that it will induct Piazza into the Mets Hall of Fame on Fan Appreciation Day on September 29 at Citi Field. “Mike Piazza reinvigorated our [...]

Rising Stars of Queens honored
Rising Stars of Queens honored
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 11:18AM

The stars aligned last week when The Queens Courier honored 40 of the borough’s budding young professionals. “It’s awesome to be honored, and it’s humbling to be among these people,” said Eric Abrams, 26, digital media and membership associate for the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “I feel like I’m on my way up.” Abrams — [...]

Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
News Maggie Hayes 9/21/2012 at 12:28PM

Hundreds of residents packed into the Our Lady of Sorrows auditorium in Corona to make known that they want to keep their park. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the biggest park in Queens, is currently being considered for the development of a new shopping mall, two new stadiums and concert venues and several parking garages and roads [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/04/2012 at 7:27AM

  Intrepid-Bound Space Shuttle Enterprise Sails Through New York Harbor The Space Shuttle Enterprise set off on a barge Sunday morning from John F. Kennedy Airport to sail to New Jersey. The shuttle prototype was lifted from a JFK hanger onto a barge on Saturday, and the barge set off from the airport just before [...]

Roundup of Johan Santana no-hitter links
Roundup of Johan Santana no-hitter links
News Billy Rennison 6/02/2012 at 12:57PM

Santana Throws Mets’ First No-Hitter The Mets’ historic streak without a no-hitter is over. Ace left-hander Johan Santana needed 134 pitches to complete the first no-hitter in the team’s 51-year history Friday as the Mets topped the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0. Read more: NY1 On Johan Santana’s magical night at Citi Field, NY Mets fans [...]

Johan Santana throws New York Mets first ever franchise no-hitter
Johan Santana throws New York Mets first ever franchise no-hitter
Sports Joshua Schneps 6/01/2012 at 10:20PM

Queens and every New York Mets fan is celebrating as Johan Santana has completed the first no-hitter in franchise history. In more than 8,000 games 36 Mets pitchers threw one-hitters. Santana completed a magnificent performance on Friday, June 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals winning by a score of 8-0. This game will live in infamy [...]

Banner Day returns, brings out the fans
Banner Day returns, brings out the fans
Sports Liam La Guerre 5/30/2012 at 4:57PM

Wearing a sparking golden crown and wielding a play horse, 1971 Banner Day winner Debby Brandon stood in line on the outskirts of Citi Field for the event’s return. The contest, which was halted in 1996 but revived this year for the team’s 50th anniversary, featured more than 300 Mets fans parading around Citi Field [...]