The New York Mets rags to riches baseball betting history, is one of the most colorful and nostalgic in all of MLB betting.
Their first baseball betting season was in 1962 when they replaced the departed Giants as New York’s National League representative. The Mets played at the dilapidated Polo Grounds under former legendary Yankee manager Casey Stengel.
Their first baseball betting season went down as one of the worst in history as they finished 40-120 and were sarcastically known as the “Amazing’ Mets”. The Mets would lose over 100 games in each of their first four baseball betting seasons of existence.
They would depart the Polo Grounds for Shea Stadium to start the 1964 MLB betting season and have remained there ever since. While continually losing, the Mets did begin to stockpile top shelf young talent. In 1967 baseball betting season pitcher Tom Seaver won NL Rookie of the Year honors and Jerry Koosman and Nolan Ryan later joined him to form one of baseball’s best young rotations.
In 1969 the Mets began their 8th baseball betting season having never finished higher than 9th place. The NL was now split into two MLB betting divisions and the Mets, after a slow start, began to catch-up up to the leading Cubs. Trailing Chicago by 2.5 games in September, the Cubs visited Shea and a black cat walked in front of the Cubs dugout. The famed “black magic” incident sparked a New York sweep as the “Miracle Mets” went all the way to the MLB betting World Series where they defeated the highly favored Baltimore Orioles. Pitching remained the strength of the team and they would return to the baseball betting World Series in 1973, only to blow a 3-2 lead by losing the final two games in Oakland to the A’s.
It would take ten years before legitimate hope would return to Shea as in 1984 baseball betting season a young minor league manager named Davey Johnson was promoted to manage the young players he mentored at the Mets affiliate in Tidewater. Two of these youngsters, pitcher Dwight Gooden and outfielder Darryl Strawberry would be the catalysts for future MLB betting post seasons to come. By 1986 baseball betting season the Mets were polished and back into the playoffs, winning a thrilling come from behind World Series over Boston. They would return to post season in 1988, losing the NLCS to LA.
A new generation of Mets qualified for the baseball betting post season in 1999-2000 with the 2000 team losing to the Yankees in the Fall Classic.