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SEAVER WARMS UP AT SHEA STADIUM
Tom Seaver kept up his hot pitching in 1970, leading the league with a 2.82 ERA and 283 strikeouts. He added another milestone that season from the batter’s box by hitting his first career home run. H ...
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A PRESIDENTIAL FIRST PITCH
The 1970 All-Star Game was officially underway after President Richard Nixon tossed out the ceremonial first pitch while Gil Hodges looked on, grinning. Though a particular fan of the Washington Senat ...
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TOM GETS MORE TERRIFIC IN THE NEW DECADE
After winning the Cy Young Award and a World Series title in 1969, Tom Seaver proved his status as one of the best hurlers in the game the following season. In 1970, Seaver led the league in ERA (2.82 ...
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STRIKEOUT SPECIALIST POSES FOR PORTRAIT
Tom Seaver was well into his prime by 1970, with Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards and a World Series title already in his cabinet. He continued his dominance with an 18-12 record that year, star ...
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STILL CELEBRATING IN ’70
The World Series celebration rolled on in the 1970 Mets Press-Radio-TV Guide. The guide covered every game, every at-bat and every record set during the 1969 championship season.
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WHAT’S IN THE CONTRACT
The Mets sat in the basement of the National League in their first six seasons. Gil Hodges, a former Mets player and Dodgers legend, took over as manager in 1968 with hopes to reverse the team’s fortu ...
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A VALUE ADD
After being traded mid-season by the Montreal Expos, Donn Clendenon made an impact as a Met in 1969. His offensive prowess guided the Mets to the postseason, and he would be named World Series MVP.
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SWINGING LIKE SWOBODA
Ron Swoboda was a regular Mets outfielder between 1965 and 1970. He led the team with 6 hits during the 1969 World Series, but perhaps Swoboda is best remembered for his diving outfield catch in Game ...
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A FAMILY MAN
Al Weis worked the Mets infield for four seasons, including the team’s run to the World Series in 1969.
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TEAMING UP
Mets infielders Al Weis, Bud Harrelson and Art Shamsky were essential to the team’s postseason success in 1969. Shamsky broke out for 7 hits in the NLCS, while Harrelson notched a clutch two-run tripl ...