2) 1969 Mets
Finally, a championship team! The 1969 Mets did the impossible. They won the whole darn thing in a decade full of losing seasons.
The team swept the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS then won against the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 in the World Series. An underdog through much of the year, this Mets team was exactly that: a team.
The offense was far from dynamic yet they always seemed to find a way to score just enough runs to win. Cleon Jones hit .340 for them while Tommie Agee led the team in home runs (26) and RBI (76). Those two were the lone men on the roster to score more than 50 runs.
Truly a team built on starting pitching, this club had a lot of depth on the mound both in the rotation and bullpen. Tom Seaver had one of his greatest seasons, going 25-7 with a 2.21 ERA. Jerry Koosman was awesome, too. He was 17-9 with a 2.28 ERA.
I don’t think I need to go through every single number to make the point that this 100-win team was a great one. This was a team that you would never guess on paper had what it took to go as far as they did. A few lucky bounces, great managing, and top-tier pitching helped make them the second-best World Series team in Mets history.