The Mets finished the 1969 regular season with a 100-62 record, 8 games ahead of the division rival Chicago Cubs and with the best record in the league. New York kept that first-place mentality alive in the NLCS with a convincing three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves. After they dispatched the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series, 4-1, the Amazin’ Mets proved they truly were no. 1.
From the collection of Andy Fogel (photo by Heritage Werks)