On This Date 10/27/1986

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The New York Mets win their second World Championship, beating the Boston Red Sox 8-5 in Game 7 of the World Series at Shea Stadium. Two days after being down to their last strike, the Mets again needed to rally after falling behind 3-0. After tying the game in the sixth inning, the Mets took the lead for good on a home run by Ray Knight in the seventh. Knight, who also scored the winning run in Game 6, was named World Series MVP.