Ticket to Mets History: 1969 NL East
The Mets won 95 games prior to September 24, 1969, but that day’s victory was the most important of the regular season. With a 6-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at home, the Mets clinched the NL East, becoming the first-ever winners of the new division. Donn Clendenon and Ed Charles each hit first-inning home runs to give the Mets an early lead, while Gary Gentry’s complete game effort kept the Cardinals off the board entirely.
From the collection of George Gunia (photo by Heritage Werks)