Mets Employee Accidentally Sends GM’s Credit Card Info to Press

May 19, 2014, Written By Bill Hardekopf
Mets Employee Accidentally Sends GM’s Credit Card Info to Press

A New York Mets staff member, trying to buy tickets to a Broadway play, accidentally emailed General Manager Sandy Alderson’s credit card information to the team’s New York press corps. The email included the card number, expiration date and security code.

The original email was intended for a Broadway connection that would allow the GM to get tickets to the weekend show of the “The Lion King.” Moments after the staff member made the blunder, he sent out a secondary email saying, “Please disregard the previous email. Sorry for any confusion.”

Soon, members of the media were poking fun at the Mets on social media.

Mike Puma of the New York Post sent out this tweet: “Mets accidentally sent out a group e-mail with Alderson’s credit card info…I just called Boras and bought the Mets a new SS.”

This is not the first time a Mets staff member has leaked financial information. According to, a Mets employee once tweeted a picture containing the routing number of the checking account for the Mets charitable foundation.

Thus far, there have been no reports of any foul play with the GM’s card, and chances are he replaced the card fairly quickly. There is no information on whether the staff member was replaced.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of May 19, 2014. For up-to-date
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Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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