Tom Seaver won the first of three Cy Young Awards in 1969, ending the stellar year with 25 wins, a 2.21 ERA and a World Series title.
All-Star catcher Gary Carter was traded to New York 35 years ago this month, a crucial leader as the Mets made a play for the 1986 World Series.
Mike Piazza became the second Met headed to Cooperstown after his Hall of Fame election in January 2016.
Former manager Casey Stengel wrote an uncanny prediction in a Christmas card that the Mets would have "the greatest year" in 1969.
The 1969 Mets