"mets" redirects here. for other uses, see mets (disambiguation).
baseball team and major league baseball franchise in queens, new york, united states
new york mets
2020 new york mets season
established in 1962
major league affiliations
national league (1962–present)
east division (1969–present)
blue, orange, white
new york mets (1962–present)
the metropolitans, the amazin's, the metsies the miracle mets (1969), the amazin mets (1969), the bad guys (1986)
citi field (2009–present)
shea stadium (1964–2008)
polo grounds (1962–1963)
major league titles
world series titles (2)
nl pennants (5)
east division titles (6)
wild card berths (3)
fred wilpon (52%) several others (48%)
brodie van wagenen
president of baseball operations
the new york mets are a major league baseball team based in the new york cityborough of queens. they compete in major league baseball (mlb) as a member club of the national league (nl) east division. they are one of two mlb teams based in new york city, the other being the new york yankees of the american league (al).
one of baseball's first expansion teams, the mets were founded in 1962 to replace new york's departed nl teams, the brooklyn dodgers and the new york giants. the team's colors combine the dodgers' blue and the giants' orange. for the 1962 and 1963 seasons, the mets played home games at the polo grounds. from 1964 to 2008, their home ballpark was shea stadium. in 2009, they moved into their current ballpark, citi field.
in their inaugural season, the mets posted a record of 40–120, the worst regular season record since mlb went to a 162-game schedule. the team never finished better than second-to-last until the "miracle mets" beat the baltimore orioles in the 1969 world series, one of the biggest upsets in world series history. since then, they have played in four world series, including a dramatic run in 1973 that ended in a seven-game loss to the oakland athletics, a second championship in 1986 over the boston red sox, a subway series loss against their cross-town rivals the new york yankees in 2000, and a five-game loss to the kansas city royals in 2015.
the mets qualified to play in the mlb postseason in 1988 and 2006, coming within one game of the world series both years. after near-misses in 2007 and 2008, the team made the playoffs in 2015 for the first time in nine years, and won their first nl pennant in 15 years. the team again returned to the playoffs in 2016, this time with a wild card berth. this was the team's second back-to-back playoff appearance, the first occurring during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
at the end of the 2019 season, the team's overall win-loss record was 4448–4808, a .481 win percentage.
The Mets qualified to play in the MLB postseason in 1988 and 2006, coming within one game of the World Series both years. After near-misses in 2007 and 2008, the team made the playoffs in 2015 for the first time in nine years, and won their first NL pennant in 15 years. The team again returned to the playoffs in 2016, this time with a wild card berth. This was the team's second back-to-back playoff appearance, the first occurring during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
At the end of the 2019 season, the team's overall win-loss record was 4448–4808, a .481 win percentage.