Binghamton Mets

Binghamton Mets


The Binghamton Mets are an American minor league baseball team based in Binghamton, New York. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets major-league club. The Mets play in NYSEG Stadium, located in Binghamton. They are the current Eastern League Champions.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable alumni 2
  • Current roster 3
  • Season records 4
    • Playoffs 4.1
  • External links 5

History

Prior to moving to Binghamton for 1992, the franchise played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, from 1987 to 1991 as the Williamsport Bills. The team was an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians in 1987 and 1988, and was affiliated with the Seattle Mariners during the 1989 and 1990 seasons before being purchased by the New York Mets in 1991.

The Bills franchise was actually two separate franchises. After the 1988 season, the original owners moved the Bills to Hagerstown, Maryland, while the Eastern League franchise based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, moved back to Williamsport before the 1989 season. It was the latest in a long series of moves for the Pittsfield franchise, which was originally based in Williamsport in 1976 and later moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, from 1977 through 1978 and then Buffalo, New York, from 1979 through 1984.

NYSEG Stadium

Notable alumni

Ike Davis, first baseman
for the New York Mets
Josh Satin during his tenure with the Binghamton Mets, in 2011

Current roster

Season records

Panoramic view of the Binghamton Mets on the field at NYSEG Stadium

(Place indicates finish in Eastern League from 1987–93 and in the Northern Division from 1994. Bold indicates League Champion)

Williamsport Bills
Binghamton Mets

Playoffs

  • 1992 season: Defeated Harrisburg, 3–1 in first round; defeated Canton-Akron 3–2 in league championship.
  • 1994 season: Defeated New Haven, 3–0 in first round; defeated Harrisburg 3–1 in league championship.
  • 1996 season: Lost to Portland, 3–2 in first round.
  • 1998 season: Lost to New Britain, 3–1 in first round.
  • 2000 season: Lost to New Haven, 3–1 in first round.
  • 2004 season: Lost to New Hampshire, 3–1 in first round.
  • 2013 season: Lost to Trenton, 3–0 in first round.
  • 2014 season: Defeated Portland, 3–2 in first round, defeated Richmond 3-0 in league championship.
  • 2015 season: Lost to Reading, 3-0 in first round.

External links

  • Binghamton Mets official site
  • Binghamton Mets page at MiLB
  • Ottawa Sun, 2012-11-01