April 18, 1986: Ron Darling shuts down Phillies as Mets begin 11-game winning streak

After finishing second in the National League East in 1984 and…

June 10, 1986: Tim Teufel’s pinch-hit grand slam gives Mets the win over Phillies

The New York Mets took sole possession of first place in the…

May 22, 1986: Mike Krukow and Chili Davis lead Giants over Dwight Gooden, Mets

You could understand if the self-assured New York Mets felt more…

April 21, 1986: Mets preview October magic by rallying in 8th and 9th for win over Pirates

During their 1986 championship quest, the New York Mets minted…
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August 5, 1986: Jerry Mumphrey’s pinch-hit homer lifts Cubs past first-place Mets

The New York Mets arrived at Wrigley Field in August 1986 with…
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August 4, 1986: Eckersley, Cey lead Cubs past first-place Mets

The Chicago Cubs overcame two ejections and the first-place New…

April 8, 1986: Gooden’s complete game leads Mets to win on Opening Day

As the 1986 season dawned, the New York Mets occupied the doorstep…

October 14, 1986: Gary Carter’s 12th-inning single wins Game 5 of NLCS

Before the 1986 NLCS started, many observers pointed to the greatest…

October 11, 1986: Lenny Dykstra’s homer wins Game 3 for Mets

“This is a great feeling,” Lenny Dykstra said after the game.…

September 4, 1986: Mets, Red Sox play charity game in World Series preview

Looking back on it now, it was something akin to a 1972 moviegoer…

May 27, 1986: Darling whiffs 12 as Mets brawl with Dodgers

The New York Mets were in a bad mood. After bolting out of the…

July 11, 1986: Mets brawl, bash Braves behind Gary Carter’s two homers

The 1986 Mets led the NL in scoring, but pitching was the club’s…

September 28, 1986: Strawberry delivers with 11th-inning homer to beat Bucs

The misery that was the 1986 National League East pennant race…

October 18, 1986: Red Sox win World Series opener in wintry weather

If the last word on the 1986 World Series was “unforgettable,”…

October 19, 1986: Clemens-Gooden duel falls flat as Red Sox win Game Two

For every great World Series pitcher’s duel, there are a dozen…

October 21, 1986: Rested Mets win Game Three behind Bob Ojeda

Bob Ojeda had no love lost for the Boston Red Sox, and the feeling…

October 22, 1986: Darling leads Mets to Game Four win, tying World Series 2-2

If Bobby Ojeda tantalized the team he once played for in Game…

October 23, 1986: Red Sox take 3-2 lead as World Series heads back to New York

After Game Four of the 1986 World Series, reporters asked Boston…

July 22, 1986: Mets win extra-inning slugfest with brawl and home run

Rodney Dangerfield is credited with saying, “I went to a fight…

October 15, 1986: Mets win NLCS thriller in 16 innings

Time and again during their run to the world championship in…