Jay Horwitz, who helmed the New York Mets media relations team through many of the team’s highlights and lowlights over the past 39 years, is transitioning to a new post Oct. 1.
The 73-year-old former Farleigh Dickenson University PR director is taking the newly created post of VP-alumni PR & team historian.
Horwitz will play a role in organizing next year’s 50thanniversary gala of the “Miracle Mets” World Series victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles.
The Mets honored Horwitz Sept. 12 with a reception at Citi Field that featured former players, managers and coaches, including Dwight Gooden, Ed Kranepool, Mookie Wilson, Bobby Ojeda, Keith Hernandez, Johnny Franco, Joe Torre and Terry Collins.
Mired in fourth place in the National League East with a 66-78 record, this season, which started with an 11-1 record, has turned into a typical Mets disaster.
Things are so bad, the New York Times failed to send a reporter to cover the Sept. 11 game, which featured one of the 2018 Mets’ bright spots, starting pitcher Jacob deGrom’s continuing his bid for the Cy Young Award.
Field Level Media, sports content shop, provided editorial copy of the game for the NYT.
DeGrom, who has the lowest earned run average in the Major Leagues, lost another heartbreaker as the The Amazin’s once again failed to score runs for their ace, whose record dropped to 8-9.