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METS TIMELINE
1959-1971 | 1972-1981 | 1982-1991 | 1992-2001 | 2002-Present
Timeline 1982-1991
1982  - June, 1982 - The Mets select pitcher Dwight Gooden with the fifth pick of the 1982 Draft.
1983  - June 15, 1983 - The Mets acquire first baseman Keith Hernandez from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey.
1984  - December 12, 1984 - The Mets acquire catcher Gary Carter from the Montreal Expos in exchange for infielder Hubie Brooks, catcher Mike Fitzgerald, outfielder Herm Winningham and pitcher Floyd Youmans.

1986 

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The 1986 World Series trophy

September 17, 1986 - The Mets clinch the National League East with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Shea.

October 15, 1986 - In one of the greatest games in postseason history, the Mets defeat the Houston Astros 7-6 in 16 innings for the third National League Championship in franchise history.

October 25, 1986 - In Game Six of the World Series, the Mets complete a miracle, two-out comeback from 2 runs down in the bottom of the 10th, when Mookie Wilson dribbles a ground ball through Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's legs to score Ray Knight for a 6-5 victory.

October 27, 1986 - Delayed a day by rain, the Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 in Game Seven of the World Series to become World Champions for the second time in franchise history.

1988  - September 22, 1988 - The Mets clinch the National League East with a 3-1 victory over the Phillies at Shea.

1959-1971 | 1972-1981 | 1982-1991 | 1992-2001 | 2002-Present