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Citi Field is the New York Mets stadium.

The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in New York, New York. The team was founded in 1962 as an expansion team in the National League.[1]


The team has had a total of two championship-winning seasons in the modern era (1901 and later) of major-league baseball, winning the World Series in 1969 and 1986. They were also National League champions, but lost in the World Series, three times, in 1973, 2000, and 2015.

Locations and Nickname

Since the team's inception in 1962, they have been based in New York City and have been known by a single nickname, the Mets. They have played their home games at the following stadiums. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

  • 2009-present: Citi Field
  • 1964-2008: Shea Stadium
  • 1962-1963: The Polo Grounds

Retired Numbers

The following uniform numbers are retired in that players, managers, and coaches of the team will no longer use them.[7]

  • 14 Gil Hodges
  • 17 Keith Hernandez
  • 24 Willie Mays
  • 31 Mike Piazza
  • 36 Jerry Koosman
  • 37 Casey Stengel
  • 41 Tom Seaver
  • 42 Jackie Robinson (retired across major league baseball)