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Challenging the Cubs: 1969 Mets Scorebook
Date: July 8-9, 1969
With two wins over the Chicago Cubs at home, the Mets kept a seven-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)