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COACHING THEM UP
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 ...
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THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
The Mets went the distance to the 1969 World Series thanks to a strong bullpen. Pitching coach Rube Walker oversaw the likes of Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan and other aces.