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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 ...
Coaching Them Up: 1969 Mets Coaches
Gil Hodges skippered the ’69 ship, but he had help. Joe Pignatano and Rube Walker cultivated a young crop of pitchers into world championship material. (Pignatano may also have cultivated vegetables i ...