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It may have taken the New York Mets a few seasons to establish themselves as serious contenders in the league, but when the team appeared in their first playoff, they went all the way and won the World Series. The team which earned the title of “Miracle Mets” after their 1969 season pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Series history when they defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-1.
The “Miracle Mets” were not a one-off team either; they won the World Series again in 1986 and were in the playoffs as recently as 2016.
Although the Mets have not seen a world championship in over 20 years, they have their sights set on bringing home some hardware. With a powerful pitching staff, New York is looking to keep their division crown over the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves.
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Most Memorable Moments in New York Mets History –
The Miracle of 1969 – Since their inception in 1962 till 1968, the Mets had never been to the playoffs. Therefore, it’s a no brainer that no one was expecting them to win the World Series in 1969. However, the combination of solid hitting and on point pitching saw the team win 100 games in the regular season.
The “Miracle Mets” as they would come to be known, consisted of ace-ball players, Gary Gentry, Nolan Ryan, Tug McGraw (country singer Tim McGraw’s father), Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver.
Once in the playoffs, the Mets swept over the Atlanta Braves 3-0 in the 1969 NLCS and then defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles, 4-1, in the World Series. The Mets’ first big win in still etched in every Mets’ fans’ memory.
Game Six – One of the greatest games in baseball history was played on October 15, 1986, at the Houston Astrodome. Also known as Game Six of the 1986 NLCS, the game was played between the New York Mets and the Houston Astros.
New York Mets Rivalries –
The New York Mets are one of the two professional baseball franchises based in New York City, the other being the New York Yankees. Close proximity has resulted in a rivalry between teams.
The Subway Series – The Mets-Yankees rivalry is often referred to as such. The two teams have frequently met each other in the regular as well as post-season games. The pinnacle of this rivalry was when the two faced off during the 2000 World Series, in which the Yankees defeated the Mets 4-1.
Braves-Mets – Both the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets compete in the National League (NL) East Division. This rivalry intensified during the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is however the Braves who lead the regular season series.
Mets-Phillies – From 2006 to 2008, the Mets-Phillies rivalry was one of the hottest in the National League. This brief period was marked by both teams battling it out for a playoff position. The Phillies lead in the regular season series and also hold the record for the largest victory, 26-7 over the Mets.
The Greatest Mets’ Players of All Time –
From 1962, the Mets have produced some of the greatest players MLB has ever seen. Following stand out as the best to ever wear a Mets uniform.
Tom “Terrific” Seaver -Perhaps the greatest Met player of all-time, Seaver turned the perpetual losers into World Series Champions. As a Met, Seaver was Rookie of the Year and also won three of his Cy Young Awards with the franchise. Seaver is one of the most decorated pitchers to ever play baseball.
Darryl Strawberry – Strawberry’s exceptional skills may have been overshadowed by his knack for falling in trouble, but he remains one of the greatest Mets of all-time. He was part of the 1986 Mets team that won the World Series. One of the greatest power hitters, Strawberry led the league in 1988 with most home runs (39).
Mike Piazza – One of the greatest offensive catchers to play the game, Piazza led the Mets from the late 90s into the early 2000s. From the moment, he was traded to the Mets, Piazza became one of the most beloved Mets of all-time.
NY Mets Tickets
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Citi Field replaced Shea Stadium as the Mets' home ballpark in 2009. The 45,000 seat stadium opened in the same year as the new Yankee Stadium, adding further fuel to the Mets-Yankees crosstown rivalry. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda along with witnessing the Home Run Apple emerge from behind the center field wall are must sees when attending any Mets' game. With so many great teams to fill up the New York Mets schedule, fans will not want to miss one inning.
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