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1969 Advertisement for Mets Ticket Plans
Mets fans who purchased advance 1969 ticket plans were ready for a new season at Shea Stadium. Advertisements for the plans predicted a “big year in ’69.” The Miracle Mets lived up to the expectation. ...
A Christmas Wish From Casey Stengel
How did the original Mets skipper know what 1969 would hold? Casey Stengel, who managed the last-place club from 1962 to 1965, wrote in a Christmas card to bullpen coach Joe Pignatano that “1969 may b ...
A Hall Worthy Tribute
Legendary Mets manager Gil Hodges was finally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022 which prompted this tribute from the team. Hodges was a player on the 1962 Mets and slugged the f ...
A Valued Draft Pick: Gil Hodges
The Mets selected Dodgers star Gil Hodges with the 14th pick of the 1961 expansion draft. When he signed his new deal Hodges said, “I hope by a lot of hard work in spring training and regular play dur ...
Art Shamsky: Gil Hodges’ Management Style
Art Shamsky discusses why Gil Hodges was a one-of-a-kind manager for the 1969 World Series champion Mets.
Art Shamsky: The Legacy of Gil Hodges
Art Shamsky talks about his manager Gil Hodges, who skippered the 1969 World Series champion Mets.
Cleon Jones Mets Hall of Fame Bust
Cleon Jones spent 12 great seasons in New York, with none better than 1969. He was named an All-Star and hit a career-best .340 that year, helping the Mets to their first World Series in franchise his ...
Cleon Jones: Gil Hodges’s Faith in 1969
Manager Gil Hodges had unwaivering confidence in the Mets prior to the 1969 season, Cleon Jones explains.
Cleon Jones: His Earliest Baseball Memories
Former Met Cleon Jones reminiscences on his childhood memories of baseball.
Cleon Jones: The Miracle Mets
Cleon Jones explains the miracle behind his Mets team during the 1969 season.