Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MLB the Last Time the New York Mets Won the World Series

The last time the New York Mets won the World Series was the 1986 season and boy have things changed since then. Before the 2015 version of the New York Mets face off with the latest edition of the Kansas City Royals let's take a look at what the state of Major League Baseball looked like the last time the New York Mets won the World Series in 1986.

In 1986 the Mets were the super team of the league winning 108 games while winning the National League East Division by 21.5 games of the Philadelphia Phillies. Meanwhile in the American League the Boston Red Sox won the American League East Division with 95 victories and won the American League pennant setting up the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets World Series of 1986.

We all remember the ball that "got through Buckner" giving the Mets the championship, it was a great moment and a great piece of Major League history. Ray Knight jumping into his teammates arms, the Mets were World Series champions and the Red Sox were still cursed.

Some of the highlights from the 1986 season was Roger Clemens striking out 20 batters in a game on April 29, San Diego Padres manager Steve Boros was ejected before the first pitch of the game after showing the umpire a video of a controversial call from the night before on June, 6 and on Opening Day 1986 at Tiger Stadium the Boston Red Sox leadoff man Dwight Evans hit a home run off Tigers starter Jack Morris on the first pitch of the Major League season.

Roger Clemens and Mike Schmidt won the AL and NL MVP Awards while Clemens also took home the AL Cy Young Award. In the NL Mike Scott of the Houston Astros won the Cy Young Award for his league. Jose Canseco of the A's and Todd Worrell of the Cardinals won the Rookie of the Year Awards for their respective leagues while the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award went to the Yankees righty Dave Righetti and Todd Worrell of the St. Louis Cardinals.

A lot has changed since the 1986 season and a lot has changed since either the Kansas City Royals or the New York Mets won a World Series but, sticking with the common thread of this article, that is about to change. Tune in tonight as the 2015 World Series kicks off inside Kauffman Stadium.

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