Mets fans are soaking up their team's astonishing playoff run to the World Series because they are certainly aware that it is not always like this.

New York's last World Series appearance came in 2000, where the Mets fell to the cross-town Yankees in five games. Their last championship came in 1986.

Fans are continuing to celebrate and waiting to find out who the Mets will meet in the World Series, beginning Tuesday.

In the meantime, here are some of the must-know tidbits about the wait that Mets fans have endured:

  • 1

    "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

    This song flooded radio airwaves when the Mets last made the World Series in 2000.  It was even used as the Mets' fight song, with a version called "Who Let the Mets Out?"

  • 2

    "True Colors"

    This Cyndi Lauper hit topped the charts when the Mets last won the World Series in 1986.

  • 3

    Ronald Reagan

    The president the last time the Mets won the World Series.

    Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • 4

    Perfect Strangers

    The Mets just completed the sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. This sitcom about the Windy City debuted in 1986, the last time the Mets won the World Series.

  • 5

    Jon Niese

    The Mets pitcher was born into it, with quite the cosmic connection. He was born on Oct. 27, 1986, the day the Mets last won a World Series title.

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  • 6

    AOL

    Facebook and Twitter, social media giants and 2015 staples of life, were non-existent the last time the Mets appeared in a World Series, which came in 2000. But hey, you could always log onto AOL. Instant messages are the coolest!