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SWOBODA: REGARDING GIL HODGES
Ron Swoboda explains the innovation of Gil Hodges, manager of the 1969 World Series champion Mets.
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JONES: ON GIL’S FAITH IN THE 1969 METS
Manager Gil Hodges had unwaivering confidence in the Mets prior to the 1969 season, Cleon Jones explains.
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SWOBODA: REGARDING THE ’69 PITCHERS
Ron Swoboda discusses his teammates and the 1969 Mets bullpen.
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SWOBODA: REGARDING “THE CATCH”
Mets broadcaster Howie Rose and former player Ron Swoboda recall Swoboda’s incredible catch in Game 4 of the 1969 World Series.
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SWOBODA: ON PLAYING IN BALTIMORE
Baltimore native Ron Swoboda discusses his experience being in town as a Met during the 1969 World Series.
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A BUTTON FOR THE BEST
As the Mets made franchise history with the 1969 World Series, they also brought victory back to a city known for its devotion to baseball. The 1962 New York Yankees were the last local ballclub with ...
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FROM CHUMPS TO CHAMPS
After finishing one game out of last place in 1968, not many expected the Mets to win the World Series in the following season. Manager Gil Hodges righted the ship, a platoon system was in place and t ...
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LEADERS OF THE LEAGUE
Based on their first eight seasons of play, it seemed like the Mets would never reach the top of the league. They were 60 ½ games out of first place in 1962, and still finishing second-to-last in 1968 ...
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HISTORY IN THE EAST
The Mets made MLB history by clinching the first-ever NL East division title on September 24, 1969, with a 6-0 shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals at home. Fans in the posh $3.50 field level seats were ...
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SETTING A PLACE FOR HALL OF FAMERS
During the Mets’ annual Old-Timers Day in 1969, the Diamond Club at Shea Stadium offered a menu on theme with baseball’s centennial celebration. That year’s program was headlined by original Mets skip ...