The New York Mets are a borough of Queens in New York City, New York based professional baseball team.
In the year 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants relocated from New York to California, leaving the largest city in the US with only one strong league franchise. Two years later, on 27 July, year 1959, attorney William Shea announced the arrangement of a third major baseball league, the Continental League. William Shea tried to get several existing clubs to move, which included the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cincinnati Reds, but no National League club was interested in the plan.
The team has one of the Continental League's five charter members, this kind of a team was in New York City. Majority share was held by Joan Whitney Payson and her husband, Charles Shipman Payson who was the former minority owners of the Giants. The second largest stake in the New York Mets was held by George Herbert Walker, Jr. (uncle of the future President George H. W. Bush), who served as vice president and treasurer until the year 1977. Chairman of the board was the Former Giants director M. Donald Grant. Grant and Joan Payson had been the only members of the Giants' board who were opposing the team's movement to west.