Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Look At The Mets Last World Series Win

Of the four remaining teams, the Toronto Blue Jays have won the World Series most recently.  Their 1993 crown is the last time one of the four teams have won it all.  I thought it would be interesting to take a look at each of the teams that are left and see what comprised those ball clubs.  I'll start tonight's post with a look at the Mets.

The last time the Mets won the World Series was 1986.  Ronald Reagan was president, Pete Rose was a player/manager for the Reds and Peter Ueberroth was the Commissioner of Baseball.  Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Kris Bryant weren't born.

The Mets won the NL East with a 108-54 record and were managed by Davey Johnson.  They had a really good pitching staff, led by Dwight Gooden who went 17-6 with a 2.84 ERA, followed by Ron Darling (15-6; 2.81), Bob Ojeda (18-5; 2.57) and Sid Fernandez (16-6; 3.52).

Their offense was led by Keith Hernandez who had a .310 batting average, 24 homers and 83 RBI, Darryl Strawberry (.259, 27, 93) and Gary Carter (.255, 24, 105).

They beat the NLCS 4-2 over the Houston Astros, then went on to beat the Red Sox 4-3.

The 1986 Mets had one future Hall of Famer on that team, Gary Carter.

Carter is also the only player on that team who has passed away.  He died of brain cancer in 2012.
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