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SWOBODA: REGARDING THE ’69 PITCHERS
Ron Swoboda discusses his teammates and the 1969 Mets bullpen.
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SHAMSKY: ON THE WINNING WAYS OF ’69 METS
Former Met Art Shamsky details the secret to the team’s success during the 1969 championship season.
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UP-AND-COMERS IN ’67
In 1967, the team’s Press-Radio-TV Guide listed the spring roster, including the names of a few pitchers who would have a major impact on the club in years to come: Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Nolan ...
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VOTED MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
The Mets were optimistic about their young pitching staff ahead of the 1969 season. Second-year hurler Nolan Ryan and rookie starter Gary Gentry stayed cool under pressure once the Mets reached the po ...
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PITCHING WAS THE NAME OF THE GAME
MLB went down as the Year of the Pitcher in 1968, and the Mets had a bullpen set to follow the trend for the ’69 season. Tom Seaver was a 25-game and Cy Young Award winner. Seaver and Jerry Koosman we ...
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A PAIR OF ACES
Two rookie hurlers took the mound for the Mets in 1968: Jerry Koosman and Nolan Ryan. Koosman was an All-Star and finished in a close second place in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Ryan recorded 133 st ...
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THE PLAY BY RYAN IN ’69 NLCS WAS OFFENSIVE
Nolan Ryan was productive both on the mound and in the batter’s box during Game 3 of the 1969 NLCS. In 7 innings of work, Ryan recorded 7 strikeouts and gave up just 2 runs. Offensively, he hit 2 sing ...
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PLAYERS SET TO DO AMAZIN’ THINGS
Each player in this Transogram 1969 World Series collector toy set is the stuff of Mets legend. Future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan earned the save in Game 3, the only Fall Classic appearance in his 27-se ...
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NOLAN RYAN TOPPS CARD, 1969
Before he became MLB’s all-time strikeout leader (a title he still holds as of 2019), Nolan Ryan was a reliever and spot starter for the Mets. He earned a win in relief in Game 3 of the NLCS and a sav ...