William A. Shea
William Alfred "Bill" Shea (June 21, 1907 – October 2, 1991) was an American lawyer and a name partner of the prominent law firm of Shea & Gould. He is probably more well known as the founder of the Continental League, which was instrumental in bringing National League baseball back to New York City with the New York Mets, and for being the name of that team's stadium for 45 years.
Bringing the National League back to New York
Shea wanted to bring National League baseball back to New York but with all of the other teams out there they didn't even care about it. Then so William brought back National League back to New York and this why the Mets play here today thanks to Shea.
Shea Stadium in Honor
The Mets home for 45 years Shea Stadium was named after William A. Shea in honor for him bringing back National League back to New York.