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New York Mets has won two World Series Ring in year 1969 and 1986.

On top of that the New York Mets have won five NL Pennants in year 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000 and 2015.

New York Mets Franchise History 1960s

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 one major league team, the New York Yankees of the American League (AL).

With the threat of a New York team joining a new third league, the National League expanded by adding the New York Mets following a proposal from William Shea.

In a symbolic reference to New York’s earlier National League teams, the new team took as its primary colors the blue of the Dodgers and the orange of the Giants, both of which are colors also featured on the Flag of New York City.

The nickname “Mets” was adopted: being a natural shorthand to the club’s corporate name, the “New York Metropolitan Baseball Club, Inc.”.

Which hearkened back to the “Metropolitans” (a New York team in the American Association from 1880 to 1887), and its brevity was advantageous for newspaper headlines.

The 1962 Mets posted a 40–120 record, a major league record for the most losses in a season since 1899.

Furthermore, 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.

But the following year, they 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.

2010s: Fifth trip to the World Series

In 2012, Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz settled a lawsuit brought against them on behalf of the victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme for $162 million.

As a result of this agreement the liquidator, Irving Picard, agreed to drop the charges that Wilpon and Katz blindly went along with the scheme for their personal benefit.

Picard had originally sought to recover $1 billion from the Wilpon family and Katz, but settled for $162 million along with the admission that neither the Wilpons nor Katz had any knowledge of the Ponzi scheme. In 2011–2012.

Furthermore, the New York Mets ownership sold twelve minority 4% shares (totaling 48%) of the franchise at $20 million apiece to provide a cash infusion of $240 million for the team.

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.

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. With an 87–75 record, the team qualified for the wild-card game, only to lose 3–0 to the San Francisco Giants.

1969 New York Mets World Series Ring

1969 New York Mets World Series Ring
1969 New York Mets World Series Ring

The New York Mets won the series, four games to one, to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history,

Furthermore, as that particular Orioles team was considered to be one of the finest ever.

The World Series win earned the team the sobriquets “The Amazin’ Mets” and “The Miracle Mets”. This was the first World Series of MLB’s divisional era.

Above all, the New York Mets won their first World Series Ring.

Also, the Mets became the first expansion team to win a division title, a pennant, and the World Series, winning in their eighth year of existence, becoming the fastest expansion team to win a World Series up to that point.

Two teams eventually surpassed the latter record, as the Florida Marlins won the 1997 World Series in their fifth year and the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series in their fourth year of play.

The 1969 World Series was the first World Series since 1954 to have games played in New York that did not involve the New York Yankees; it was also the first World Series in which neither the New York Giants nor Brooklyn Dodgers (as both teams had moved to California in 1958) represented New York from the NL.

1986 New York Mets World Series Ring

1986 New York Mets World Series Ring
1986 New York Mets World Series Ring

The series is best remembered for its Game 6, which saw the Mets rally from a two run-deficit in the bottom of the 10th inning, despite having two outs and no one on base.

Boston Red Sox, who held a 3–2 series lead, were twice one strike away from securing the World Series Ring, but failed to close out the inning as the Mets won off an error by Boston first baseman Bill Buckner.

Due to the Mets claiming the series in Game 7, the Game 6 collapse entered baseball lore as part of the Curse of the Bambino superstition used to explain the Red Sox’s championship drought after the 1918 World Series.

Lastly, the New York Mets won the series with 4-3 and earing themselves their second World Series Ring.

This is the last World Series Ring won by the franchise and earned them a total of 2 World Series Ring on record.

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