Record: 82-79, Finished 1st in NL Eastern Division (1973 NL)
Won NL Pennant
Managed by Yogi Berra
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Although the 1973 New York Mets were in last place as late as August 30th, the club went 19-8 in September to capture the NL East title and then beat the Cincinnati Reds to reach the World Series which they lost to the Oakland Athletics in seven games.
 Awards and Honors
 Further Reading
- Jacob Kanarek: From First to Worst: The New York Mets, 1973-1977, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2008.