Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
With the second team in the AL East we have the New York Mets who are one of the two teams that currently call New York City home. Although many teams have started in New York City and moved west for California, it is just this team and the Yankees that remain. The Mets were specifically designed to replace the Giants and Dodgers that had left the area. This combination can be seen in their colors which is a mixture of the Giants orange and the Dodgers blue. Additionally, they were one of the very first expansion teams in all of the MLB. They too played at Polo Grounds in New York for a few seasons, before they moved to their famous Shea Stadium. This stadium was famous for having a big apple in centerfield which would rise up whenever they hit a homerun. They now play at Citi Field instead which is actually right next to where Shea Stadium originally was.
What makes their team history somewhat funny was the fact that in their very first season in the MLB, they set the record for the worst record in MLB history with a total of 40 wins and 122 losses (40-122). They continued to perform in the bottom of the back when they were first established in 1962 until the 1969 season when they won the first World Series title in franchise history. That World Series victory is still considered to be one of the biggest upsets that the World Series has ever seen. They also won the World Series again in 1986, which gives them the same amount of World Series titles as the Philadelphia Phillies, but with much less time required to do so. The Mets have not been very good World Series contenders since then, but with a new owner purchasing the team last year we will see if this history can be changed.