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New York Mets Profile

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League & Division:

The New York Mets compete in the National League East Division with the Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals.

Ballpark:

Citi Field
  • Capacity: 41,800
  • Opened in: 2009
  • Ballpark owner: New York Mets
  • Construction cost: $900 million

History:

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.

Memorable Moments:

  • 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.

Championships:

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)

Spring Training:

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:

Leadership:

Owner: Fred Wilpon

General Manager: Sandy Alderson

Manager: Terry Collins

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