The 20 Most Insane Upsets in Sporting History

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15. The New York Mets win the 1969 World Series

The New York Mets earned the nickname the “Miracle Mets” in 1969 after pulling off one of the most unlikely World Series wins of all time. Just two years previously the team had ended the season with just over 100 losses. But after winning the National League East with a 100-62 record, the Mets completed their miraculous turnaround with a 4-1 World Series victory over the favored Baltimore Orioles.

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14. Villanova win the 1985 NCAA Championship

Boasting future NBA star Patrick Ewing in their line-up, Georgetown were odds-on favorites to retain their NCAA Championship title against Villanova in 1985. But the number eight seeds had other ideas. Thanks to one of the finest shooting performances of all time, Villanova emerged triumphant with a 66-64 win.

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