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42 Things That Happened Since The New York Mets Won The World Series

It’s hard to fathom the notion that the Amazin’ Mets last won a World Series back in 1986. Since then, the Toronto Blue Jays and Florida (now Miami) Marlins have each it won twice, the SF Giants and Boston Red Sox have won it three times and the Yankees have won five titles. The old Shea Stadium is gone and Citi Field has risen from its parking lots. It was, simply put, an entire generation ago. And while lots of those fans have since died, even more have been born since. Turns out, a ton of stuff has happened.

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4. "Saved By The Bell" aired 126 episodes.

Starting with those first "Good Morning, Miss Bliss," continuing through the College Years and culminating in the big wedding**, the foundation of American pop culture came and went since the Mets last danced like this.

(**If you're looking to add in the total number of episodes from The New Class seasons, well I don't want to know you.)

6. We invaded Iraq... and never left.

Back in 1991, the first President Bush authorized a U.S-led coalition invasion of Iraq in retaliation after its invasion of Kuwait. 24 years later, U.S. troops are still in Iraq fighting God-knows-who anymore.

9. Mike Tyson went crazy.

Boxer Mike Tyson became heavyweight champion in 1986, dominated the scene for six years, allegedly raped a woman, went to jail, was released, bit Evander Holyfield's ear, adopted pigeons, got strange facial tattoos, co-starred in the first Hangover movie and starred in a compelling one-man theater show. And yes, he also titled one of the greatest video games of all-time.

12. Paul Rudd refused to grow up.

Actor Paul Rudd was was in Clueless 20 years ago, playing stepbrother (and ultimately love interest) Josh to Alicia Silverstone's Cher. He was 27 years old at the time, and might just still be 27 years old now.

17. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" came and went.

Hard to believe that Oprah's show debuted in 1986 and ran until 2011. In that time, she amassed an estimated eleventy trillion dollars. Unfortunately, no one has seen her since.

33. The Minnesota Twins executed TWO triple plays in one game

The 1990 Twins are the only team in the history of baseball to accomplish this... and of course, they lost the game (July 17th, 1990). The Red Sox hit into two triple plays (one in the fourth, one in the eighth) but still beat the Twins, 1-0.

37. A total of 19 current New York Mets players were born

Since the Mets last won it all, Wilmer Flores, Travis d'Arnaud, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Kevin Plawecki, Jeurys Familia, Eric Campbell, Michael Conforto, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Logan Verrett, Sean Gilmartin, Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel were born. Jon Niese was actually born on the same day as Game 7 of the World Series, but a few hours earlier.

39. The Mets also lost a World Series

If you're like most Mets fans, you actually block this memory out completely. But, yes, the Mets did have a great two-year run in 1999 and 2000, losing to the Braves in the '99 NLCS and the Yankees in the '00 World Series.

40. A ton of FORMER Mets went elsewhere and won a World Series

Including Darryl Strawberry (1996 and 99 Yankees), David Cone (5x - with '92 TOR and four with the Yankees, Angel Pagan (2012, 2014 Giants), Jason Isringhausen (2006 Cardinals), Carl Everett (2005 Chicago White Sox), Pedro Astacio (2004 Red Sox), Lenny Harris (2003 Florida Marlins), Alex Ochoa (2002 Anaheim), Randy Myers (1990 Reds), Danny Heep (1988 Dodgers) and Bobby Bonilla (1997 Marlins).

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