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New York Mets: All-time top 10 moments in franchise history

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The New York Mets have a compelling history littered with moments that all fans will remember and look back fondly upon. These ten stand out above the rest.

The New York Mets organization first came into being in 1962, where they played at the legendary Polo Grounds. The start of the 1964 season brought the dawn of a new era to baseball. The flashy and progressive new ballparks sprung up across the landscape of the MLB.

The Astrodome and Shea Stadium long remained as the beacons of this class of new stadiums. The innovation of these parks was emblazoning symbol of the flashy style of the 1960s. The Astros, originally the Colt .45s, and the Mets were both born in 1962.

The Metropolitans were famous for their early struggles but found success in 1969 and it continued in 1973. Ups and downs ensued throughout their lengthy lineage. Typically with lofty, fleeting highs and meager, extensive lows.

However, these swiftly evanescent moments of greatness are littered with instances of success. Neatly dispersed between five exhilarating runs to the Fall Classic and many postseason cameos.

The Mets have been world champions twice: in 1969 and 1986. The other three instances of World Series play were in 1973, 2000, and 2015, yet all resulted in losses. Memorable runs were undertaken in 1988, 1999, 2006, and 2016, as well.

Yet, even the most inane of seasons, with little to no success can contain the exceptional.

Here are the ten best moments in the Mets history. They resemble the history in many ways with all four eras, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s having representation.

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