Shea Stadium opened in 1964 as home to the New York Mets after they spent their first two years playing at Polo Grounds. The stadium was named after William Shea, a lawyer who is credited with bringing the National League back to New York after the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants relocated West. The All Star Game was held at Shea in its first year and it was the site of four subsequent World Series. In 1969, after seven straight losing seasons, the Mets defied 100-1 odds and won the World Series in Game 5. Fans then stormed Shea's field and that team was named the "Miracle Mets." In 1986, the Mets again won the World Series at Shea. Two decades later, in 2008, the dismantling of the Stadium began. Today, the home plate of Shea is commemorated in the parking lot of Citi Field, the Mets' current home. For more information, please visit Authentication.