15 Facts About Mets

1. On December 10, 2012, the Mets unveiled an alternate blue fielding cap, featuring an orange brim and a white trim around the orange "NY" insignia.

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2. On November 14, 2012, the Mets introduced two new blue alternate jerseys.

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3. In 2012, as the Mets tried to bounce back from three consecutive losing seasons, they lost star shortstop Reyes to free agency, when he signed with the Miami Marlins.

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4. The Mets opened Citi Field in 2009, but were not a factor due to a rash of injuries to numerous key players including Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Oliver Perez and Livan Hernandez.

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5. The Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the inning, but Adam Wainwright struck out Beltran looking with a devastating curveball.

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6. The Mets advanced to game seven of the 2006 NLCS but lost after Yadier Molina's game-winning two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning.

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7. The Mets were defeated by the Yankees in five games.

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8. In 1998, the Mets acquired catcher Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade and missed the postseason by only one game.

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9. The Mets broke their own record five times before the record was regained by the Yankees in 1999.

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10. The Mets have appeared in five World Series, more than any other expansion team in MLB history.

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11. The Mets qualified for the postseason as the National League wild card team in 1999, 2000, and 2016.

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12. 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.

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13. The Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City; the other is the New York Yankees of the American League East.

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14. New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens.

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15. The New York Mets had an encouraging end to the 2018 season.

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