METS REWIND
Mex, Kid, Straw, Doc and a World Series title

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.

1980-1989

The 1980’s Mets will be remembered for its World Series title season: 1986. The team won a franchise-record 108 games (116 including post season). Two years later the Mets recorded another 100-win season, but fell short of another Series appearance. The Mets recorded a 816-743 record during the decade, a .523 winning percentage.

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1980

The Magic is Back, kind of
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1981

Trades, Kingman redux and more losses
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1982

Foster added to the mix
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1983

Seaver comes home
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1984

Deals, farm bear first fruit
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1985

So close ...
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1986

Mets bring home a title
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1987

Mets fall short in title defense
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1988

Heartbreak in Queens
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1989

Fists fly to open and close season
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