June, 1982 - The Mets select pitcher Dwight Gooden with the fifth pick of the 1982 Draft.
June 15, 1983 - The Mets acquire first baseman Keith Hernandez from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey.
December 12, 1984 - The Mets acquire catcher Gary Carter from the Montreal Expos in exchange for infielder Hubie Brooks, catcher Mike Fitzgerald, outfielder Herm Winningham and pitcher Floyd Youmans.
The 1986 World Series trophy
September 17, 1986 - The Mets clinch the National League East with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Shea.
October 15, 1986 - In one of the greatest games in postseason history, the Mets defeat the Houston Astros 7-6 in 16 innings for the third National League Championship in franchise history.
October 25, 1986 - In Game Six of the World Series, the Mets complete a miracle, two-out comeback from 2 runs down in the bottom of the 10th, when Mookie Wilson dribbles a ground ball through Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's legs to score Ray Knight for a 6-5 victory.
October 27, 1986 - Delayed a day by rain, the Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 in Game Seven of the World Series to become World Champions for the second time in franchise history.
September 22, 1988 - The Mets clinch the National League East with a 3-1 victory over the Phillies at Shea.