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.”
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
|2022||NL East||14||6||1st of 5|
|2021||NL East||77||85||3rd of 5|
|2020||NL East||26||34||4th of 5|
|2019||NL East||86||76||3rd of 5|
|2018||NL East||77||85||4th of 5|
|2017||NL East||70||92||4th of 5|
|2016||NL East||87||75||2nd of 5||Lost NLWC (1-0)|
|2015||NL East||90||72||1st of 5||Lost WS (4-1)|
|2014||NL East||79||83||2nd of 5|
|2013||NL East||74||88||3rd of 5|
|2012||NL East||74||88||4th of 5|
|2011||NL East||77||85||4th of 5|
New York Mets World Series Championships
|1986||Boston Red Sox||4-3|
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
|Chris Bassitt 40||James McCann 33||Pete Alonso 20||Mark Canha 19|
|Carlos Carrasco 59||Tomás Nido 3||Robinson Canó 24||Travis Jankowski 16|
|Edwin Díaz 39||J.D. Davis 28||Starling Marte 6|
|Yoan López 44||Eduardo Escobar 10||Brandon Nimmo 9|
|Seth Lugo 67||Luis Guillorme 13||Dominic 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
|Manager||Buck Showalter 11|
|Bench Coach||Glenn Sherlock 53|
|Assistant Major League Coach||Danny Barnes 79|
|Hitting Coach||Eric Chavez 51|
|Assistant Hitting Coach||Jeremy Barnes 49|
|Pitching Coach||Jeremy Hefner 55|
|First Base Coach||Wayne Kirby 54|
|Third Base Coach||Joey Cora 56|
|Bullpen Coach||Craig Bjornson 52|
|Bullpen Catcher||Eric Langill 78|
|Bullpen Catcher||Dave Racaniello 57|
A. The Atlanta Braves won the World Series title 4 times.
A. The New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins are the biggest rivals for the Atlanta Braves.
A. The Atlanta Braves have nicknames like “The Bravos”, “The team of the 90s” and “America’s Team.”
A. 14, 539 home runs is the all-time record for the Atlanta Braves.
A. Blooper, a fuzzy creature, is the mascot of the Atlanta Braves.