The ’69 New York Mets: Still Amazin’ After 40 Years

Posted: 19th September 2009 by Lou Cappetta in MLB
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It's hard to think of anything positive relating to the New York Mets these days, but there is one positive to come out of this dismal 2009 baseball season. It's the 40th anniversary of maybe the greatest baseball underdog story ever. That's right, it's been 40 years since the 1969 Mets went from being lovable losers who helped ease the pain of the Dodgers and Giants leaving for the west coast, to kings of the baseball world. So in the middle of this disappointing debacle of a season in Queens, Mets fans were given a moment to remember on August 22, as six members of the legendary 1969 team, Yogi Berra, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Jerry Koosman, Jerry Grote, and Duffy Dyer, returned to Flushing for a 40th anniversary celebration at Citi Field. Since seeing those Mets legends on August 22, I ha ...

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