Lovable Losers was the nickname of the New York Mets from 1962-1969. They were called lovable because National League Baseball fans wanted the National League back in New York after the New York Giants left and became the San Francisco Giants and when the Brooklyn Dodgers became the Los Angeles Dodgers. The city wanted a National League team back in New York instead of the New York Yankees of the American League.
So then in 1962, William Shea brought back National League Baseball. The fans were happier than ever before. The Mets were born. From it's start in 1962 they played their first ever game against the St. Louis Cardinals. They lost their first game ever. Then the nickname Lovable Losers was born.
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