On September 17, 1986 — 1986 – The Mets clinch the National League East title with a 4 – 2 win over the Cubs at Shea Stadium as Dwight Gooden tosses a six-hitter. The Mets will win 108 games this season, most in the National League since the 1975 Reds.

 


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Baseball Reference September 17
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