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The Amazin’ Mets have been in the hearts of Queens residents since the team debuted in 1962 and, for many, filled the hole left by the Dodgers when that team left for sunny California in 1955 and the Giants fled to that same state in 1957.
Both Shea Stadium and now Citi Field, which debuted in 2009, have been part of Queens’ iconic skyline for over 60 years. Every year, the Mets play to win with a team that loves the game and isn’t designed by owners with bottomless coffers.
They were dubbed the Miracle Mets in 1968 when they beat the Orioles in the World Series, and then took the title home again in 1986 against the Red Sox. The team reinvigorated their fan base in 2015 when they made it to the World Series, and kept borough residents’ blood pumping when they made it to the playoffs in 2016.
The team was wracked with injuries in 2017, but fans who bleed blue and orange are holding out hope in 2018. As they are quick to point out, “Ya gotta believe!”