Monday , December 6 2021

6 of the Wildest Moments from the 1986 New York Mets Championship Season

Except for one fairytale season in 1969, when they won the World Series, the New York Mets were largely synonymous with futility for the first quarter-century of their existence. The Mets languished in the shadows of their pinstriped neighbors in the Bronx—the New York Yankees—but consecutive second-place finishes going into the 1986 season raised hopes of a second World Series title for the franchise.

With a constellation of stars on the roster (Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter and phenoms Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry), the Mets won more games than any other team in National League history besides the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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