New York Mets

The New York Mets are a baseball team based in Flushing, Queens. Founded in 1962, the team is part of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Mets are eternally related to their rivals the New York Yankees. The Mets won two World Series titles, in 1969 and 1986. Their 1969 victory is considered one of the greatest upsets in baseball history, while the 1986 team was celebrated for its fighting spirit. The Mets have had ups and downs of late, with some periods of success and others of failing to qualify for the playoffs. However, they have acquired some great talent in recent years, including pitcher Jacob deGrom, who is one of the best in all of baseball.

They are one of two teams based in New York City, along with the New York Yankees. The Mets were founded in 1962 to replace the two previous Big Apple franchises, the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers, as the National League was left without New York franchises (there were only the Yankees who however represented the American League ). The club's official colors are orange (originally from the Giants) and blue (originally from the Dodgers), while they adopted that of the Giants as their cap insignia. In the 1962 and 1963 seasons the Mets played their home games at the Polo Grounds, while from 1964 to 2008 they played in the legendary Shea Stadium; in 2009 they moved to their current facility, Citi Field.