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Mr. Met, the spherical embodiment of the Major League Baseball team, was honored by the New York Senate after being named best mascot by a company that measures the perception of celebrities and their impact on brands.
Among the reasons: “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.”
The resolution approved today on a voice vote congratulated Mr. Met for being named No. 1 in the U.S. in a fan survey conducted by the Marketing Arm, a Dallas-based firm. He defeated the Phillie Phanatic.
The Senate also listed Mr. Met’s being elected to the Mascot Hall of Fame, among other achievements.
“His legacy stands as a sterling example for all mascots,” the resolution said.
Mr. Met was introduced on scorecards in 1963, when the Mets played at the Polo Grounds in northern Manhattan, according to the resolution. He is believed to be the first mascot in Major League Baseball to exist in human form, the resolution said.
“Be it resolved that this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate Mr. Met,” the resolution concluded.
It will be sent to the team.
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