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New York Mets

The New York Mets, who are based in the Queens borough of New York City, are an American professional baseball team that competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs from New York City, the other being the American League's (AL) New York Yankees. The Mets were created in 1962, when they replaced the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants, two NL teams that had left New York. The team's colors, blue and orange, are a reference to the former teams.

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New York Mets Facts

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    Culture

    The Mets have had two mascots other than Mr. and Mrs. Met at different points in its history.

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    Culture

    "Meet the Mets" is the Mets' signature song, written in 1961, one year before the first season, by Bill Katz and Ruth Roberts.

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    Franchise history

    The Mets came within one strike of losing the World Series against the Boston Red Sox before a series of hits and defensive miscues ultimately led to an error by Boston's Bill Buckner which gave the Mets a Game 6 victory.

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    Franchise history

    After posting a 100–60 overall record, the Mets won the division in 1988, but lost in the NLCS that year and declined into the 1990s.

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    Franchise history

    In 2000, the Mets finished the season with a 94–68 record and clinched a wild card spot in the playoffs.

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    Franchise history

    In the NLDS, the Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 3–1 in the series and the St Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.

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    Franchise history

    In 2002, despite the off-season signings of Tom Glavine, Mo Vaughn, and Roberto Alomar, the Mets finished the 2002 season with a 75-86 overall record and last in the NL East.

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    Franchise history

    The Mets finished 2005 four games over .500, and the franchise's resurgence was complete by 2006 as they won 97 games and the NL East title behind new acquisitions Carlos Beltrán and Carlos Delgado, as well as young superstars José Reyes and David Wright.

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