|Fred Wilpon and his Sterling Equities partners acquired Nelson Doubleday's 50 percent in the team and became the sole owners of the club.||Aug. 23, 2002|
|Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon purchased the club from Doubleday & Co.||Nov. 14, 1986|
|Ownership of the Mets changed hands for the first time in the club's history when Nelson Doubleday announced the Doubleday & Co., Inc. had purchased controlling interest in the team along with Fred Wilpon, Chairman of the Board of Sterling Equities Inc. and City Investing Co. The purchase price was $21 million, a then-record amount for a baseball club.||Jan. 24, 1980|
|Mrs. De Roulet was named Chairman of the Board of the Mets.
She serves until the club is sold in January, 1980.
|Jan. 1, 1978|
|Lorinda de Roulet was named president of the Mets, succeeding her mother, Mrs. Joan Payson.||Dec. 6, 1975|
|Following the death of Mrs. Payson at the age of 72, her husband, Charles Shipman Payson, took over control of the club.||Oct. 4, 1975|
|The National League officially awarded a New York franchise to Mrs. Joan Whitney Payson. Her partners include M. Donald Grant and G. Herbert Walker.||Oct. 17, 1961|