14 Facts About The Mets

1. The Mets was introduced on the cover of game programs in 1963, when the Mets were still playing at the Polo Grounds in northern Manhattan.

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2. 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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3. The Mets held a more modest 3.5-game lead after 145 games of the 2008 season, their final season at Shea Stadium.

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4. 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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5. 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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6. The Mets were defeated by the Yankees in five games.

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7. The Mets had a near playoff miss in 2001 and struggled from 2002 to 2004.

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

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9. The Mets held the New York baseball single-season attendance record for 29 years.

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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. The Mets qualified to play in the Major League Baseball postseason in 1988 and 2006, coming within one game of the World Series both years.

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

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