New York Mets
The New York Mets are a member of the National League East Division of Major League Baseball. One of baseball's first expansion teams, the Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York's departed National League teams; the Brooklyn Dodgers (moved to Los Angeles) and the New York Giants (moved to San Francisco). The Mets' colors are composed of the Dodgers' blue and the Giants' orange, which also comprises the outer two bands of the New York City flag. During the 1962 and 1963 seasons, the Mets played their home games at the Polo Grounds. From 1964 to 2008, the Mets' home ballpark was Shea Stadium. In 2009, they moved into their current ballpark, Citi Field.
In their 1962 inaugural season, the Mets posted a record of 40–120, the worst regular season record since Major League Baseball went to a 162-game schedule (two games were cancelled). The team never finished better than second to last until the 1969 "Miracle Mets" beat the Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in World Series history. Since then, they have played in four additional World Series, including a dramatic run in 1973 that ended in a seven-game loss to the Oakland Athletics, a second championship in 1986 over the Boston Red Sox, a Subway Series loss against their cross-town rivals the New York Yankees in 2000,] and a five-game loss to the Kansas City Royals in 2015.
The Mets made the playoffs in 2006 when they came within one game of the World Series, losing to the eventual champion St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. The Mets missed the playoffs with losses on the last day of the regular season in 2007 and 2008.The Mets made the playoffs in 2015 for the first time in nine years, and won their first National League pennant in 15 years.
Among the all-time greats that have played for the Mets over the past fifty or so years, Tom Seaver is regarded as the greatest Met of all time. He helped turn a drowning joke of a franchise into World Series Champions, and that can't be understated. He pitched for the Mets from 1967 to 1977 and again in 1983. Darryl Strawberry was known for being a great power hitter, Darryl's best year was 1988 when he lead the league in home runs with 39. He also managed to top the league in both OPS and Slugging Percentage.
Michael Piazza which was elected to the Hall of Fame is regarded as one of the best offensive catchers in baseball history. Playing for the Mets from 1998-2005 he had a crucial role in bringing the Mets to the 2000 World Series.
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