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Brooklyn, NY – September 14, 2012 – The New York Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones today jointly announced that they have renewed their Player Development Contract for four more years. The renewal will keep the Cyclones as the Mets’ affiliate through at least the 2016 season. The four-year extension is the longest allowed by Major League Baseball.

The Brooklyn Cyclones have been a Mets affiliate since the franchise’s inception in 2001. Over this period, the Cyclones have welcomed over 3.3 million fans through the gates of MCU Park on Coney Island while leading the New York-Penn League in attendance in each year of their existence. The Cyclones have made the playoffs in nine of their 12 seasons and recently finished their 12th consecutive season with a record of at least .500 – a mark that only three other teams in all of professional baseball can claim.

“The connection between Brooklyn and national league baseball goes back over a century, and we are thrilled to keep that tradition alive at MCU Park,” said Cyclones General Manager, Steve Cohen. “The Mets have been a phenomenal partner and we look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future.”

Since 2001, the Cyclones have had 37 players make their way from Brooklyn to the big leagues including current Mets Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell

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