The Making of a World Series Champion: 1986 New York Mets

FRANKCorrespondent IIMay 17, 2009

The Making of a World Series Champion: 1986 New York Mets

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First Base: Keith Hernandez

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    SAN DIEGO - 1986:  First baseman Keith Hernandez #17 of the New York Mets fields a grounder during a 1986 game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Second Base: Wally Backman

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    FLUSHING, NY - OCTOBER 27:  Wally Backman #6 of the New York Mets follows through on his swing during Game7 of the1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Shea Stadium on October 27, 1986 in Flushing, New York.  The Mets won the game 8-5 to win the

Shortstop: Rafael Santana

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    TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 25:  First base coach Rafael Santana #1 of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait during the White Sox spring training Media Day on February 25, 2003, at Tucson Electric Park in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Third Base: Ray Knight

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    FLUSHING, NY - OCTOBER 27:  Third baseman Ray Knight #22 of the New York Mets gives teammate Mookie Wilson #1 a five during game 7 of the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. The Mets won the series 4-3.  (Ph

Left Field: Mookie Wilson and Kevin Mitchell

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    FLUSHING, NY - OCTOBER 27:  Outfielder Mookie Wilson #1 of the New York Mets swings during game 7 of the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Shea Stadium on October 27, 1986 in Flushing, New York. The Mets won the series 4-3.  (Photo by T.G. H

Centerfield: Lenny Dykstra

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Right Field: Darryl Strawberry

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    1989:  Outfielder Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets makes contact with a pitch during the Mets versus San Francisco Giants game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/ALLSPORT

Catcher: Gary Carter

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    NEW YORK - 1986:  Gary Carter #8 of the New York Mets readies for the pitch during the 1986 World Series game against the Boston Red Sox at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. The Mets won 4-3. (Photo by Getty Images)

Pitcher: Rotation

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    1988:  DWIGHT GOODEN DELIVERS A PITCH FOR THE NEW YORK METS AT SHEA STADIUM IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK DURING THE 1988 SEASON.  MANDATORY CREDIT: MIKE POWELL/ALLSPORT.

Pitcher: Relievers

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    9 Mar 2000:  Jesse Orosco #47 of the New York Mets winds back to pitch the ball during the Spring Training Game against the Houston Astros at Olceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport

Years Later

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