CHALLENGING THE CUBS IN 1969 SCOREBOOK
With two wins over the Chicago Cubs at home, the Mets kept a 7-game July win streak alive. The series against their NL East rivals featured ninth-inning excitement. On July 8, the Mets were down 3-1 in the final frame. Cleon Jones and Ed Kranepool recorded RBI hits to give the Mets a comeback victory, 4-3. In the next game, Tom Seaver held the Cubs hitless until the 9th inning. The Mets won 4-0 on Seaver’s 1-hitter.
( C ) New York Mets (photograph by Heritage Werks)