New York Mets: Their Top 10 Greatest Games Ever
This is a Top 10 List of the greatest games the Mets have ever played in. The games range from the years 1969-2006.
It's not the most impressive list in the world, but hey, it's the Mets, not the Yankees. I put asterisks on all the games i attended.
This list was meant to start arguments, not end them.
No. 10: David Wright Beats Mo Rivera, 5/19/06**
On my 17th birthday, David Wright smashed a shot over Johnny Damon's head to walk off against Mariano Rivera and the crosstown Yankees. This may be a stretch for No. 10, but I'll sure as hell never forget it.
No. 9: Benny Agbayani Walks Off, 10/7/00**
On a cold October night at Shea, Benny Agbayani smashed home run to give the Mets the lead in the series It goes down as one of the most memorable moments in Mets history, and is good for No. 9 on my list.
No. 8: Todd Pratt's Walk Off Homer, 10/9/99**
No one was sure if the ball went off center fielder Steve Finley's head, but after a few moments of silence, the Mets advanced to the NLCS to play the Braves.
The home run made Pratt, a backup catcher, a Mets legend; this game is good for No. 8 on my list.
No. 7: Mets' Two-Out, 10-Run Rally, 6/30/00
The Mets were trailing 8-1 with two outs in the eighth inning when they started a historic rally that was topped off with a three-run home run off the bat of Mike Piazza. Shea has been louder only a few times.
Even though this happened in June, it's still good for seventh on my list.
No. 6: Piazza's Dramatic Home Run, 9/21/01
In the first major sporting event in New York after 9/11, Mike Piazza gave New Yorkers something to cheer about when he lifted a two-run home run over the center field wall. The shot put tears in my eyes and makes this moment good for No. 6 on my all-time list.
No. 5: "The Catch," 10/19/06**
This is the only game on my list in which the Mets did not win. It was a Game Seven for the ages, highlighted from a Mets standpoint by Endy Chavez's ridiculous catch.
It's a shame the game ended the way it did, but from a first person perspective, Shea Stadium had never been more electrifying. The stadium literally rocked that night, which makes this game good for No. 5.
No. 4: Robin Ventura's Grand Slam Single, 10/17/99
If I had known this game would have gone 15 innings, I probably would have gone back to the park after I left, when I discovered I had left the tickets at home!
Ventura never made it past first, and was only credited with a single. Longest single in Mets history.
No. 3: Game Six of the 1986 NLCS, 10/15/86
Maybe the most forgotten-about game in Mets history, overshadowed by Game Six of the World Series, but Game Six of the 1986 NLCS was an absolute nailbiter from the time the first pitch was thrown.
The Mets had to win to avoid facing Mike Scott for a third time. Wild game, and good for third on my list.
No. 2: Amazin' Mets Win World Series, 10/16/69
Game Five of the 1969 World Series was an instant classic. The Cleon Jones famous shoe polish play was one of the most interesting plays in sports history.
The underdog Mets defeated the Orioles to finish the Miracle season. This game ranks second.
No. 1: Game Six of the 1986 World Series, 10/25/1986
Hard to debate this one. Bill Buckner's error in the bottom of the 10th on a slow ground ball off the bat of Mookie Wilson is the most famous E-3 of all time. The game is now formally known as "Game Six."