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New York Mets


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Full NameNew York Mets

Nick NameThe Metropolitans

Founded1962

GroundCiti Field

Team Owner(s)Steve Cohen

ABOUT

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens. The Mets compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the American League's New York Yankees. One of baseball's first expansion teams, the Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York's departed NL teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. Since 2009, the Mets have played their home games at Citi Field next to the site where Shea Stadium once stood. They are also known as “ The Metsies” and “ The Metropolitans.”


THE METROPOLITANS
1962
CITI FIELD


New York Mets History


After the 1957 season, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants relocated from New York to California to become the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, leaving the largest city in the United States with no National League franchise and only the New York Yankees of the American League. With the threat of a New York team joining a new third league, the National League expanded by adding the New York Mets. In 1967, the Mets acquired future Hall of Famer Tom Seaver in a lottery. Seaver helped the 1969 "Miracle Mets" win the new National League East division title, then defeat the Atlanta Braves to win the National League pennant and the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles to win the 1969 World Series.


In 1973, the Mets rallied from 5th place to win the division, despite a record of only 82–79. They shocked the heavily favored Cincinnati Reds in the NLCS and pushed the defending World Series champion Oakland Athletics to a seventh game, but lost the series. The Mets traded star pitcher Tom Seaver in 1977, on a day remembered as "the Midnight Massacre" as the Mets fell into last place for the next several years.


In 1986, they then won a dramatic NLCS in six games over the Houston Astros. The Mets came within one strike of losing the World Series against the Boston Red Sox before a series of hits and defensive miscues ultimately led to an error by Boston's Bill Buckner which gave the Mets a Game 6 victory and their second World Series title. The Mets continued playing well after 1986 and won the division in 1988, but lost in the NLCS that year and declined into the 1990s.


The Mets struggled for much of the 1990s, finishing with a losing record in most of the seasons.


In 2000, the Mets clinched a wild card spot in the playoffs and earned a trip to the 2000 World Series against their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, for a "Subway Series" in which they were defeated in five games. Then after a team rebuilding, In 2009, the Mets moved into the newly constructed Citi Field.


New York Mets in Recent Years

Though the first half of the 2010s saw limited success for the Mets, who failed to finish with a winning record between 2009 and 2014, this period coincided with a number of milestones for the franchise, including the first no-hitter in franchise history by Johan Santana in 2012.


On September 26, 2015, the Mets clinched the NL East division title by defeating the Cincinnati Reds 10–2, then defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS and swept the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS for their first pennant in 15 years. In the 2015 World Series, they were defeated by the Kansas City Royals in five games. The Mets then failed to make the playoffs for the rest of the decade.


On October 30, 2020, Steve Cohen became the majority owner of the Mets, owning 95% of the team, making him the current richest owner in baseball. On January 7, 2021, the Mets acquired pitcher Carlos Carrasco and all-star shortstop Francisco Lindor in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. During the 2021-2022 off-season, the Mets signed free agents Nick Plummer, Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, and Mark Canha. On December 1, the Mets signed three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer with a three-year $130 million deal and announced Buck Showalter as their new manager.


New York Mets last 10 seasons MLB Record

YearLeagueWinsLosesFinishPlayoffs
2022NL East1461st of 5
2021NL East77853rd of 5
2020NL East26344th of 5
2019NL East86763rd of 5
2018NL East77854th of 5
2017NL East70924th of 5
2016NL East87752nd of 5Lost NLWC (1-0)
2015NL East90721st of 5Lost WS (4-1)
2014NL East79832nd of 5
2013NL East74883rd of 5
2012NL East74884th of 5
2011NL East77854th of 5


New York Mets World Series Championships


YEAROPPONENTGAMES
1969Baltimore Orioles 4-1
1986Boston Red Sox4-3


Other MLB Titles

NL Pennants (5)1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2015
NL East Division titles (6)1969, 1973, 1986, 1988, 2006, 2015
Wild card berths (3)1999, 2000, 2016


Current New York Mets Roster

PITCHERSCATCHERSINFIELDERSOUTFIELDERS
Chris Bassitt 40James McCann 33Pete Alonso 20Mark Canha 19
Carlos Carrasco 59Tomás Nido 3Robinson Canó 24Travis Jankowski 16
Edwin Díaz 39 J.D. Davis 28Starling Marte 6
Yoan López 44 Eduardo Escobar 10Brandon Nimmo 9
Seth Lugo 67 Luis Guillorme 13Dominic Smith 2
Trevor May 65 Francisco Lindor 12
Tylor Megill 38 Jeff McNeil 1
Adam Ottavino 0
Sean Reid-Foley 61
Joely Rodríguez 30
Max Scherzer 21
Chasen Shreve 43
Drew Smith 62
Trevor Williams 29


Owner: Steve Cohen

Home Stadium: Citi Field


Coaching Staff:


ManagerBuck Showalter 11
Bench CoachGlenn Sherlock 53
Assistant Major League CoachDanny Barnes 79
Hitting CoachEric Chavez 51
Assistant Hitting CoachJeremy Barnes 49
Pitching CoachJeremy Hefner 55
First Base CoachWayne Kirby 54
Third Base CoachJoey Cora 56
Bullpen CoachCraig Bjornson 52
Bullpen CatcherEric Langill 78
Bullpen CatcherDave Racaniello 57


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