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TAG AT THE PLATE, 1978
Baserunners beware of this “Bad Dude.” The 1978 Mets yearbook featured starting backstop John Stearns stretching for a tag at home. Stearns, who was coming off an All-Star season, earned the nickname ...
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A TOAST TO YOGI BERRA
The 1969 yearbook published the team’s official schedule of the season, along with a Yoohoo ad featuring Mets coach Yogi Berra.
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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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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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PAGING BUD HARRELSON
Bud Harrelson first wore a Mets uniform in 1965 and became a fan favorite during his 13-year stint in New York. The SS showed out in the Mets’ first-ever postseason appearance, Game 1 of the 1969 NLCS ...
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FRIENDLY RIVALRIES
Shea Stadium hosted some of the National League’s all-time greats during the late 1960s. Roberto Clemente, Willie McCovey and Maury Wills were among them, as well as future Mets Donn Clendenon, Rusty ...
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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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FIND YOUR SEAT AT SHEA WITH ’69 SEATING PLAN
The Mets 1969 Yearbook included a Shea Stadium seating plan with ticket prices and information. More than 2.1 million fans turned out to the stadium that year during the World Series season.
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’69 METS YEARBOOK PAGE OF NL ACTION AT SHEA
Shea Stadium saw great National League play in the 1960s, and the 1969 Mets Yearbook compiled images from some of those exciting games. The stadium would become the epicenter of league action that sea ...
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THE METS MAINTAINED A THEME
Shea Stadium was home to more than just baseball games in its early years. The 1969 Mets Yearbook showed off theme days, giveaways and family outings at the stadium that added to the fun.