The Mets won the World Series in 1969 and in 1986.

In 1969, the first year of divisional play, the New York Mets shocked the baseball world by taking the National League East Division title, then sweeping the Atlanta Braves in the inaugural National League Championship Series, three games to none.

The Mets faced the powerful and pitching-rich Baltimore Orioles, who were heavily favored, in the World Series, but New York prevailed, four games to one.

That Mets triumph, in their eighth year of existence, earned them the label of “Miracle Mets” and contributed mightily to manager Gil Hodges eventual election to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

In 1986, the Mets streaked through the regular season, winning 108 games to take the NL East crown again. They beat the Houston Astros in the NLCS, four games to two.

In the World Series, the Mets staged a dramatic comeback in Game 6, capped off by Mookie Wilson’s ground shot that found its way between Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner and into the outfield.

New York won that Fall Classic in seven games.