That is just the way Major League Baseball makes the schedule. In 2010, the Yankees started on the road and the Mets started at home.
The similarities is that the Yankees and Mets are both New York teams and both of their stadiums were recently torn down.
No Met player that has worn the number 31 was on the Yankees.
Casey Stengel - (Yankees) 1949-1960 - (Mets) 1962-1965 Yogi Berra - (Yankees) 1964, 1984-1985 - (Mets) 1972-1975 Dallas Green - (Yankees) 1989 - (Mets) 1993-1996 Joe Torre (Yankees) - 1996-2007 - (Mets 1977-1981)
1) Casey Stengel - Yankees 1949-1960, Mets 1962-1965 2) Yogi Berra - Yankees 1964 and 1984-1985, Mets 1972-1975 3) Joe Torre - Yankees 1996-2007, Mets 1977-1981 4) Dallas Green - Yankees 1989, Mets 1993-1996
Both teams play in New York City and they have both won the World Series.
Dwight Gooden (Mets in 1986 and Yankees in 1996 and 2000) and Darryl Strawberry (Mets in 1986 and Yankees in 1996, 1998, and 1999). Yogi Berra won 10 World Series with the Yankees and was the first base coach for the 1969 Mets that won the World Series.
1) Casey Stengel - Yankees 1949-1960 and Mets 1962-1965. 2) Yogi Berra - Yankees 1964 and Mets 1972-1975. 3) Dallas Green - Yankees 1989 and Mets 1993-1996 3) Joe Torre - Yankees 1996-2007 and Mets 1977-1981.
Through the 2009 elections, Yogi Berra is the only one. He played 18 seasons (1946-1963) with the Yankees and 4 games with the Mets in 1965. He also was a manager of both the Yankees (1964, 1984-1985) and the Mets (1972-1975). Casey Stengel also managed both the Yankees (1949-1960) and Mets (1962-1965).
Casey StengelYogi BerraJoe TorreDallas Green
Because they're both from the same state and they're city rivals.
40 home runs in a season, nobody ... 40 home runs in their career, Darryl Strawberry who hit 252 HRs with the Mets and 41 HRs with the Yankees.