The Metropolitans won the World Series in 1969 and 1986.
Home games are played in William A. Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, which is easily accessible by using the MTA 7 Train (Willets Point/Shea Stadium station on the NYC Subway - all express trains stop at Shea), LIRR, Grand Central Parkway, and the Van Wyck Expressway (Interstate 678).
The team's mascot is Mr. Met, arguably the most recognizable mascot in baseball.
All 162 regular season, and any additional postseason games are broadcast on WFAN (660AM), which broadcasts a 50,000 watt clear channel signal from High Island, a private island owned by Viacom next to City Island, in the Bronx. On clear nights, the signal can be heard as far south as Cuba. The flagship radio play-by-play announcer is Gary Cohen. Howie Rose calls certain innings and gives color commentary, while Ed Coleman is in charge of "Mets Extra," a broadcast that precedes and follows every Mets game.
Television broadcasts will be shown on the Mets own television network, which will begin operation in the first quarter of 2006.
The Metropolitans play in the National League's East Division, which also includes the Montréal Expos, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves, and the (Miami) Florida Marlins.
Hall of Famers who have donned the Metropolitans uniform (but were not necessarily inducted as Mets): Richie Ashburn, Yogi Berra (NYM player and manager), Gary Carter, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, and Casey Stengel (manager).
There has never been a no-hitter thrown by a Metropolitans pitcher.
2. verb - To let a seemingly inevitable win slip from your grasp, be it long or short term. Best used when done repeatedly.
3. adjective - Ridiculous in nature.
Etymology - New York Metropolitans (Major League Baseball)
"Don't worry about it, it was just a metropolitan."
2: "Did you see the game last night man?"
"Ugh, did they pull a metropolitan on that one, or what??"
3: "You seem off today, what's wrong?"
"Just having a metropolitan day, is all."