This day in baseball: Weiss becomes Mets president

On March 14, 1961, former Yankees president George Weiss agreed to become the first president of the expansion New York Mets. It is believed that the Mets offered Weiss a five-year deal at $100,000 annually, more than he ever earned during his 14 seasons with the Yankees.

George Weiss

George Weiss (National Baseball Hall of Fame)


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Weiss becomes Mets president”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Do you suppose the $100,000 was worth putting up with the ’62 Mets?
    v


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