Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese has a pretty special birthday

Left: New York Mets catcher Gary Carter, right, is lifted in the air by relief pitcher Jesse Orosco (AP Photo/ Paul Benoit) Right: Jon Niese (AP Photo/Jeff Robertson)

Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese has a pretty special birthday. He was born on October 27th, 1986. Ring a bell? That was Game 7 of the World Series - the night the Mets won it all against the Boston Red Sox.

Re-live the moment here:


While there are a few players on the 2015 roster who were alive the last time the Mets won it all, turns out, most of the team wasn't even alive to see it happen. Lets's take a look at Mets birthdays year-by-year.

Were alive when it happened:

1973
Bartolo Colon (May 24) - 42 years old

1979
Juan Uribe (March 22) - 36 years old
Michael Cuddyer (March 27) 36 years old

1981
Curtis Granderson (March 16) - 34 years old

1982
Kelly Johnson (February 22) - 33 years old

David Wright (December 20) - 32 years old

1985
Tyler Clippard (February 14) - 30 years old
Daniel Murphy (April 1) 30 - 30 years old
Yoenis Cespedes (October 18) 30 years old

1986
Lucas Duda (February 3) - 29 years old

Born the day it happened:

Jon Niese (October 27) - 28 years old

Weren't yet alive when it happened:

1987
Kirk Niuewenhuis (August 7) - 28 years old

1988
Jacob deGrom (June 19) - 27 years old
Addison Reed (December 27) - 26 years old

1989
Travis d'Arnaud (February 10) - 26 years old
Juan Lagares (March 17) - 26 years old
Matt Harvey (March 27) - 26 years old
Jeurys Familia (October 10) - 26 years old
Ruben Tejada (October 27) - 25 years old

1991
Steven Matz (May 29) - 24 years old
Wilmer Flores (August 6) - 24 years old

1992
Noah Syndergaard (August 29) - 23 years old

1993
Michael Conforto (March 1) - 22 years old

In total, 10 players on the Mets roster were alive the last time the team won the World Series, and 1 (Jonathon Niese) was born the day it happened. While the exact time of his birth is not known, it still counts!
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