Manny Mota....... great pinch hitter...... retiring.....coming to bat in the 9th for the last time as a pinch hitter....Vin Scully- "Line drive to center field - base hit for Mota !" The crowd goes wild ! X 2,000 other stories I could tell you. But with your way of thinking, Mets fans will only remember enjoying 1969, and Cub fans the year the Cubs finally won, and that year the Red Sox finally won. I think if you asked true fans of those teams they would not trade in a second of so many years of great memories as a true fan for only remembering the World Series championship years.