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New York Mets

New York Mets
Major league affiliations
National League (1962 - present)
National League East (1969 - present)
Retired numbers14, 37, 41, 42, Shea
ColorsBlue, orange, white, & black        
New York Mets (1962 - present)
Other nicknamesThe Amazin's, The Metropolitans
Citi Field (2009 present) ( - present)
Shea Stadium (1964 2008) *Polo Grounds (1962 1963)
Major league titles
World Series titles1969 • 1986 ((2))
NL Pennants1969197319862000 ((4))
East Division titles1969 • 1973 • 1986 • 19882006 ((5))
Wild card berths1999 • 2000 ((2))
OwnerSterling Mets, L.P. (Fred Wilpon, Chairman & CEO)
ManagerTerry Collins

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The New York Mets are a professional baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. They belong to Major League Baseball's National League East Division. One of baseball's first expansion teams, the Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York's departed National League teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. From 1964 to 2008, the Mets' home ballpark was Shea Stadium. In 2009, they moved into a new stadium, Citi Field.

In their 1962 inaugural season, the Mets posted a record of 40-120, the worst regular season record since Major League Baseball went to a 160-game season. The team never finished better than second to last until the 1969 "Miracle Mets" beat the Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in World Series history. Since, they have played in three additional World Series, including a dramatic run in 1973 that ended in a seven game loss to the Oakland Athletics, a second championship in 1986 against the Boston Red Sox, and a Subway Series against their cross-town rivals the New York Yankees in the 2000 World Series which they lost in five games.

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