THAT’S THE TICKET, GAME 1 OF ’69 NLCS
The Mets and Atlanta Braves squared off in the 1969 NLCS, the first series of its kind in MLB history. Game 1 was held at Atlanta Stadium, and the Mets came out swinging with a five-run 8th inning against future National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro. The Mets won over the Braves, 9-5.
From the collection of John Cornell (photo by Heritage Werks)