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30 Facts About The Mets
The Mets compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League East division.
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The Mets have qualified for the postseason ten times, winning the World Series twice and winning five National League pennants, and six National League East division titles.
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Since 2020, the Mets have been owned by billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, who purchased the team for $2.
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In 1964, the Mets hired Yogi Berra as a coach under Casey Stengel's coaching staff.
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In 1966, the Mets famously bypassed future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson in the amateur draft, instead selecting Steve Chilcott, who never played in the majors.
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The Mets won their second World Series title in seven games.
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The Mets struggled for much of the 1990s, finishing with a losing record for six consecutive seasons between 1991 and 1996.
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The Mets nearly missed the playoffs in 2001 and struggled from 2002 to 2004.
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The Mets eventually succumbed to the St Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.
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In 2007, the Mets entered the final 17 games in the season with a seven-game lead in the NL East.
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The Mets'sffield became the first pinch hitter to reach this milestone, as well as the first to do it in a Mets uniform.
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The Mets returned to the postseason in 2016, marking only the second time in franchise history that the team qualified for the postseason in consecutive years.
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Notable fans of the Mets include Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin James, Julia Stiles, Ty Burrell, Bill Maher, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Kimmel, Hank Azaria, Jim Breuer, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Dylan O'Brien, Glenn Close, Billy Joel, Ad-Rock, MCA, Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Chris Christie, Patrick Mahomes, and Donovan Mitchell.
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The Mets have had two mascots other than Mr and Mrs Met at different points in its history.
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Primary logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gotto, consists of "The Mets" written in orange script trimmed in white across a blue representation of the New York City skyline with a white suspension bridge in the foreground, all contained in an orange circle with orange baseball stitching across the image.
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The logo fell into disuse after the Mets dropped the alternate black jerseys and caps in 2012.
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The Mets have retired eight numbers in the history of the franchise.
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The Mets won the division in 2006 and contended in 2007 and 2008, while the Phillies won five consecutive division titles from 2007 to 2011.
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The Phillies' 2007 Eastern Division Title was won on the last day of the season as the Mets lost a seven-game lead with 17 games remaining while losing 12 of 18 games that season to the Phillies, including being swept at home in the first 3 games of the remaining 17, dropping their lead from 7 games to 3.
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Longtime The Mets beat reporter Ed Coleman took over the pre- and post-game role for most games.
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The Mets were previously carried by WFAN-AM, which inherited the team's broadcast rights from WHN when it took over its frequency in 1987, and in later years by WFAN-FM which simulcasts the AM signal.
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