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The 1984-88 New York Mets: Squandered Greatness

cin Cincinnati and Los Angeles were the dominant National League teams in the 1970s, winning all eight Western Division titles and six National League pennants between them from 1972 to 1979, after which no Western Division team would have such a measure of sustained success until the Atlanta Braves from 1991 to 1993. Meanwhile, back in the East, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia finished first in nine of the first eleven years of divisional alignment, from 1969 to 1980, and St. Louis and New York had the best record in the East in six of the next eight years. Of these teams, only the 1984 to 1988 New York Mets can be considered in the - best teams‖ debate.

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