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26May/16

1986 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 30TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATION

Many members of the 1986 championship New York Mets will be at Citi Field for special festivities this weekend

Many members of the 1986 championship New York Mets will be at Citi Field for special festivities this weekend

Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave. at 126th St.
May 27-29, $25-$525
newyork.mets.mlb.com

On October 27, 1986, I was fortunate enough to find myself at Shea Stadium, watching the Amazin’s come back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 and win their second World Series title, with such stars as Ray Knight, Keith Hernandez. Ron Darling, Darryl Strawberry, Howard Johnson, Dwight Gooden, Jesse Orosco, Lenny Dykstra, Mookie Wilson, and the late Gary Carter. Although the Mets have since made it to the Series in 2000 and 2015, their third championship has proved elusive. However, maybe celebrating the past will inject more victories into their future, as they honor that 1986 team this weekend as the 2016 Mets take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Friday night, currently scheduled to be Jacob deGrom against Alex Wood, all fans will receive a replica jersey with the number 86 on it. On Saturday at 6:15, before Noah Syndergarrd takes on Kenta Maeda, there will be a special pregame ceremony on the field, featuring many members of the 1986 team. And on Sunday, when the one and only Bartolo Colón faces off with Clayton Kershaw, the first fifteen thousand fans will get a replica 1986 world championship ring.

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