1986 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:
The Mets team managed to capture
one world championship (1986), after besting the Boston Red Sox
in a seven-game World Series that featured one of their most
remarkable comebacks in baseball history. With two outs in the
tenth inning of game 6, the Mets came back from two runs down to
defeat Boston 6-5.
1969 MIRACLE METS
The 1969 Mets team was dubbed the
"Amazin' Mets" or "Miracle Mets." The team posted not only their
first winning season, but their first NL pennant and World
Series championship after defeating the heavily favored
Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 1.
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contended in the NLCS as a Wild Card team.
If the mark
of a good team is its ability to rise to a challenge, the Mets
formed a very good team indeed.
1969 WORLD SERIES
If pitching and defense are the
keys to success, then the Mets outfielders were undoubtedly no
less than any other established players.
TOM SEAVER AND THE 1969 METS IN PURSUIT OF
Tom Seaver came within two outs
of a perfect game, but gave up a one-out, ninth-inning single to
the Chicago Cubs' Jimmy Qualls for the only hit in the Mets' 4-0
ONE OUGHT TO BELIEVE
the chase is not swift or strong, but is complimentary to the
team that perseveres.
ACQUISITION OF ONE OF THE GAME’S GREATEST SLUGGERS
While Hundley recovered, and
opportunity came to the Mets when Mike Piazza, was dealt to the
Florida Marlins for the Los Angels Dodgers. The Marlins were
just a weigh station for Piazza, who was clearly going to be
traded again. Owner Nelson Doubleday seeing an opportunity urged
GM Steve Phillips to acquire the star catcher, and on May 21st
the deal was made, as Piazza became the Mets first superstar in
years. The acquisition of Piazza was a great disappointment for
1999 FIRST-EVER DIVISION SERIES
In the NLDS
the Mets would face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though the D-Backs
featured Randy Johnson Mike Piazza defeated the Arizona
Diamondbacks with a dramatic 10th inning walk off homer.
BIRTH OF A FRANCHISE IN FLUSHING
Two years after the Dodgers and
Giants departed New York, attorney William Shea announced the
formation of a third major league, the Continental League. The
AL and NL saw a real threat in third league, and made a deal to
expand for the first time in 60 years and took 2 of the League's
charter franchises including the New York franchise which would
become the Mets.