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Mets farm club almanac

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Syracuse Mets are

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Syracuse Mets are committing to sign a lease extension to call Syracuse home for at least 25 years on Tuesday. Credit: Darren P. McGee / Office of the Governor

The Mets announced Tuesday that Syracuse will be the home to the team’s Triple-A farm club for the next 25 years. A look at home base for the franchise’s top-tier team through the years:

Season   |   Triple A team    |   Distance by air

1962   |  None

1963-65   |  Buffalo Bisons      |      292

Notable alumni: Cleon Jones, Bud Harrelson, Ed Kranepool

1966-68    |   Jacksonville Suns  |    833

Notable alumni: Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Jerry Koosman, Tug McGraw

1969-2006  |  Tidewater/Norfolk Tides   |   301

Notable alumni: Darryl Strawberry, Mookie Wilson, David Wright

2007-08    |    New Orleans Zephyrs    |   1,183

Notable alumni: Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese

2009-12   |  Buffalo Bisons   |   292

2013-18  |   Las Vegas 51s    |    2,238

Notable alumni: Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom 

2019-2034  |   Syracuse Mets  |    198

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