League & Division:
- Capacity: 41,800
- Opened in: 2009
- Ballpark owner: New York Mets
- Construction cost: $900 million
The franchise was founded in 1962 as a National League expansion team after two previous National League franchises left the city for California (Giants and Dodgers). Mets is short for Metropolitans.
- The 1969 “Miracle” Mets are considered one of the most improbable champions in baseball history. They trailed by 9.5 games in mid-August, yet won the division and the National League Championship Series before upsetting the Baltimore Orioles, who had won 109 games, in the World Series.
- The 1986 champion Mets were on the brink of elimination in Game 6 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox, trailing by two runs with two outs in the ninth inning before rallying for a 6-5 win when Mookie Wilson’s grounder went through Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner’s legs.
Playoff appearances: 7 (1969, 1973, 1986, 1988, 1999, 2000, 2006)
Division champions: 5 (1969, 1973, 1986, 1988, 2006)
National League pennants: 4 (1969, 1973, 1986, 2000)
World Series titles: 2 (1969, 1986)
Wild-card berths: 2 (1999, 2000)
The Mets are a member of the Grapefruit League and play spring training games at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Famous Past Players:
- Tom Seaver
- Keith Hernandez
- Gary Carter
- Darryl Strawberry
- Dwight Gooden
Top Current Players:
Owner: Fred Wilpon
General Manager: Sandy Alderson
Manager: Terry Collins