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BEASTS OF THE NL EAST
MLB experienced a major shakeup prior to the 1969 season, when both leagues split into regional divisions. The Mets chased the Chicago Cubs all year for the title of the new six-team NL East Division. ...
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METS GO-GO TO WORLD SERIES
Fans adopted the “Go-Go Mets” slogan in the franchise’s earliest seasons, and the phrase was used in full force during the 1969 World Series. Buttons were commonly worn by rooters at Shea Stadium, inc ...
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TEAM OF YOUR DREAMS
After the franchise’s humble beginnings, no one expected the Mets to win the NL East Division, the NLCS or the World Series in 1969. But the Amazin’ Mets made the impossible possible by checking all t ...
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PIN IT ON THE PINSTRIPES
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 ...
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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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METS ’15 WORLD SERIES PRESS PIN
The World Series returned to Queens in 2015 for the first time since 2000. Sports reporters received pins as they descended onto the Big Apple for the matchup between the Mets and the Kansas City Roya ...
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A SPOT-ON BUTTON
The Mets were last in the league in five of their first seven seasons. In the other two years, they were ninth out of ten teams. Despite (or because of?) the constant heartbreak in the early 1960s, Me ...
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TOM TERRIFIC ON A BUTTON
When Tom Seaver broke out as NL Rookie of the Year in 1967, he was just getting started. As a Met, Seaver was a 3-time Cy Young Award winner, a 9-time All-Star and 5-time NL strikeout leader.