After a huge loss of fifteen games against the National League East opponents, The Mets have bounced back with renewed energy and spirit for the team. The team has been playing great baseball since mid June. Especially, they have put on a dazzling display of strength and skill in their heated battle against the Philadelphia Phillies. The enthusiastic players such as David Wright and Harvey have continued to fight until the last minute which shows that success is returning to The Mets very soon.
New York Mets
The Miracle Mets, The Metropolitans
Two World Series championships, five NL East Division titles, four NL Pennants, two NL Wild Card berths
Formed in 1962, the Mets are a professional baseball franchise that is a member of the Major League Baseball and plays for the National League East Division. The team's uniform is made up of Dodgers' blue and Giants' orange as these two franchises were replaced with Mets as the new expansion team back in 1962. Blue and orange are also the flag colors of the New York City.
Since its inception, the team has won two World Series titles in 1969 and 1986. Not only this, the professional baseball team has also won five National League East titles and four National League pennants. In the entire Major League Baseball history, no other expansion team has played as many World Series as The Mets. In 1999 and 2000, the baseball team was also qualified as the postseason's National League Wild Card team. The team is made up of talented players including Tom Seaver and Gary Carter who were also inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
In 1962 and 1963, the Mets played their home games at the Polo Grounds; however, in 1964 they moved to the Shea Stadium and continued to play there until 2008. Since 2009 season, the team has been playing its home games at the Citi Field which is owned by the Queens Ballpark Company, LLC.
It took nearly nine hundred million dollars to complete the Citi Field's construction in 2009. Designed by Populous, the stadium has the capacity to house nearly forty two thousand baseball fans. The venue's interior design is inspired by the Citizens Bank Park, PNC Park, Coors Field and the Great American Ball Park. The baseball park's aesthetics and architectural design have received positive reviews from the fans and critics. On top of everything, the fans also appreciate the food offerings at the concession stands.
In 1963, The Mets also formed a philanthropic organization, New York Mets Foundation that lends a helping hand to the Mets community. In 2012, the team hosted its annual Welcome Home Dinner that spawned over five hundred thousand dollars for the foundation. The proceeds were then distributed to the Katz Women's Hospitals, Katz Institute for Women's Health and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
New York Mets Live
The New York Mets give their fans a reason to love them. They may or may not win the series but they definitely put on an excellent show of sportsmanship and teamwork. The players support each other on the field like no other team. The team has not even been around for fifty years yet it has set two most memorable years of World Series championships in baseball history. The team also enjoys good attendance in all its home and away games. In 1970, it broke the Yankees' record by attracting more than two and a half million baseball fans to its games. The demand of the New York Mets tickets is pretty much the same even now. There is nothing like watching their games live in the ballpark, so book your deals before it is too late.