Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number seven and work all the way to number one. Inspired by recent lack events involving the New York Mets, this week’s countdown has little to do with the baseball team itself and instead looks at seven of the most famous celebrity Met fans. Today we take a look at comedian and actor, Jerry Seinfeld.
1) Jerry Seinfeld
When you combine level of celebrity with passion for the New York Mets, you get to the final name in our countdown: Jerry Seinfeld. He is recognized worldwide for his creation, writing and staring in the sitcom Seinfeld. The show featured a fictionalized version of Seinfeld himself and took place on the upper West Wide of Manhattan. Seinfeld was on NBC for nine seasons and was named the best television show of all time by TV Guide in 2002.
Seinfeld even worked the Mets into his show as Hernandez appeared in a two part episode in the third season of the sitcom. In the episode, Seinfeld meets Hernandez (who plays himself) and Hernandez takes Elaine out on a date.
Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Massapequa, Long Island. He is a life long Mets fan and has been frequently seen at both Shea Stadium and Citi Field. Seinfeld owns a suite at Citi Field and attends about 30 games per season.
In June 2010, Seinfeld appeared for 4 and a half innings with Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez in the SNY booth during the Mets 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. Fans were able to glean a lot of information about Seinfeld’s Met fandom. Seinfeld’s favorite Met moment is the Endy Chavez catch from the 2006 NLCS. Tommy Agee is Seinfeld’s favorite old-time Met and David Wright is his favorite current Met.
Seinfeld periodically calls into the Steve Somers show on WFAN. He goes by “Jerry from Queens” and calls into the radio station to talk Mets baseball.
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