Still an Amazin’ journey

Still an Amazin’ journey 

Posted: 1:29 pm Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

By Pete Rizzo


They may not have been model citizens, but on October 27, 1986 they became our World Series champions. Watching the 30th anniversary celebration at Citi Field brought back many memories of this landmark year in Mets history.


I was all of 13 and glued to my TV set, from the uber-corny music video, …

,…to every playoff and World Series game. Who could forget Bill Buckner’s crucial error in Game 6 that forced the tie-breaker (and yes, in my celebrating I felt genuine sympathy for the guy),…

,…to Jesse Orosco’s final strikeout of Marty Barrett and jubilant heaving of his glove before getting bum rushed by his teammates (don’t think I didn’t recreate that scene in my backyard for months after their win, either).

What are your lasting memories of the New York Mets 1986 season?