METS REWIND
From the top back to the bottom

The Mets entered the new decade with a great sense of hope and promise. The franchise had just won its first World Series title and the roster was filled with young, talented players led by Tom Seaver, Cleon Jones, Jerry Koosman, Bud Harrelson, Ron Swoboda, Gary Gentry and a great leader in Gil Hodges.

The sky was the limit — or so we thought.

1970-1979

The New York Mets recorded a 763-850 (.473) record from 1970-1979, including three of the most embarrassing seasons in franchise history finishing in last place the final three years of the decade. The franchise recorded its worst attendance in 1979, drawing 788,905 over 81 home games.

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1970

Defending a title
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1971

Stuck in the middle
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1972

Death of a Legend
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1973

Ya' Gotta Believe
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1974

Sliding backwards
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1975

Good, but not great
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1976

A Bicentennial Flop
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1977

Losers ... again
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1978

Yes, it can get worse
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1979

Hitting rock bottom, almost
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