Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Tickets
About Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets are no strangers. In fact, these two teams have had a fierce rivalry dating back to 1969 when the Mets demolished the Braves on their way to their first World Series Championship. This rivalry has only intensified, picking up momentum again in the early 1990’s when division realignment resulted in the two clubs becoming members of National League (NL) East Division. Whenever the two teams meet, the Braves and the Mets are constantly battling for dominance in their division.
Notable Games and Interactions between the Braves and the Mets
As with any rivalry, there have been a number of noteworthy games and interactions between the Braves and the Mets. Here are a few of those memorable moments.
The 1969 National League Championship Series
On the way to winning the 1969 World Series the Miracle Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-0. Although the rivalry didn’t officially start at this point, the game was important for a number of reasons. It marked the first time an expansion team won the World Series and the first playoff appearance for the Mets.
1999 National League Championship Series
The rivalry between the two reached new heights during the lead up to the World Series in 1999. Each game was a bitter fight and in Game 6, Mets fans had to suffer the humiliation of watching Kenny Rogers walking while scoring the series winning run in Atlanta.
A History of the Meetings between the Braves and the Mets
The Braves and the Mets have played each other a total of 810 times. Here is how the Atlanta Braves have measured against the New York Mets.
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In all of the times that the Atlanta Braves have taken on the New York Mets, they have scored 3493 runs and allowed 3308 runs. The Braves have also faced the Mets in the postseason twice, once in 1969 for the NL Championship Series where they lost 0-3 and the second time in 1999 for the NL Championship Series where they won 4-2.
The Best of the Braves and the Mets
Both the Braves and the Mets have held onto the top spots in the NL East Division. The reason they were able to do so was because they have both had some incredible players on their rosters over the years. The Atlanta Braves have had players such as Greg Maddux, an 18 time Gold Glove winner and one of the best defensive pitchers in the history of the MLB. Hank Aaron, the 24 time All-Star and one of the greatest baseball players of all time. And Chipper Jones, one of the best switch hitters in the history of the MLB. The New York Mets have had an equally impressive roster including Mike Piazza, the offensive catcher that led the team throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, Tom Terrific Seaver, the pitcher who helped the Mets become World Series Champions, and David Wright, the third baseman and current captain of the Mets.
The Clash of the Braves and the Mets
Rivalries in major league sports make for some of the best games. If you’re a fan of these two teams, check out the Atlanta Braves Schedule and the New York Mets Schedule to see when they are slated to go head to head. You can get the best seats to see the Atlanta Braves vs. the New York Mets by looking at the SunTrust Park and Citi Field seating charts. Don’t miss out on your chance to get cheap Atlanta Braves New York Mets tickets here.
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