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1986 World Champion Mets to be honored during Memorial Day weekend

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It's been 30 years since the Mets won their last World Series title.

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The Mets will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1986 World Series championship team on Memorial Day weekend, culminating with a Saturday, May 28 ceremony to honor the team.

The celebration will take place before the 7:15 PM game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Other weekend celebrations include a replica World Series ring giveaway on Sunday, May 29 before the 8:00 PM game, and a World Series-themed shirt for that week's Free Shirt Friday promotion.

The road to a World Series win wasn't easy, though. After winning 108 games in the regular season, the Mets had two epic series against the Houston Astros in the NLCS and the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. With a nearly unhittable Mike Scott looming in Game 7, the Mets rallied in the ninth inning of Game 6 in the Astrodome to tie the game. They took a lead in the 14th inning, but Terry Hatcher hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the frame to keep the game going. The Mets scored three in the 16th, and Houston responded with two runs before Jesse Orosco fanned Mike Bass to send the Mets to the World Series.

Facing elimination in Game 6 of the World Series, the Mets trailed by two runs in the 10th inning before launching a miraculous two-out rally, capped by Mookie Wilson's game-winning error through Bill Buckner's legs.

The Mets previously celebrated the '86 champions in 2006 with a Shea Stadium ceremony. That year, too, the Mets dominated the NL East, but their presumed trip to the World Series was derailed by the Cardinals in the NLCS.