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Oct 21, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A detailed view of the World Series logo on the hat of New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) after the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs in game four of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 21, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A detailed view of the World Series logo on the hat of New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) after the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs in game four of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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Number 7: 1985

What they did: Finished second in the National League East with a 98-64 record

Key Players:

Gary Carter (32 HR, 100 RBI)

Keith Hernandez (.309 BA, 91 RBI)

Darryl Strawberry (29 HR, 79 RBI)

Dwight Gooden (24-4, 1.53 ERA)

Ron Darling (16-6, 2.90 ERA)

What made them special: The 1985 Mets were neck-and-neck with the Cardinals all season (there was no Wild Card). They went into Saint Louis for a three-game series, down three games with six to play. The Mets won the first two in dramatic fashion, but could not win the third game and go into the last weekend tied.

This team was yet another building block in the success the 1986 team would enjoy, and toward the successful seasons that lasted through 1990. It was an interesting feeling at the end of the year. While the Mets were eliminated, even the most doom-and-gloom among us knew that the team was on the cusp of something special.

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