Amazing Mets World Champions!

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, World Series
October 19, 1969
Facing Tom Seaver

The New York Mets stunned the Baltimore Orioles and the rest of the world with their 3-2 victory in Game 7 of the 1969 World Series giving the former expansion cellar dwellers the world’s title. The Mets were predicted by some to finish 1969 behind the expansion Montreal Expos, but instead they have finished atop

O's Stretch Series to Seven

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October 18, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles regained their footing and forced the World Series to its’ limit with a 7-2 defeat of the New York Mets at Memorial Stadium. Jim Palmer pitched his second complete game victory of the Series, keeping the Orioles in the game despite early troubles. Palmer matched his Game 3 performance with seven strikeouts

Cleon's Clouts Put Mets at Brink

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October 16, 1969
Cleon Jones

The amazing New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 7-3, to take Game Five of the 1969 World Series and to move within only one win from a world’s championship. The expansion team that lost 120 games seven years ago is poised to stand atop the baseball world. The Mets won, in part, to the

Seaver Shutout Evens Series

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October 15, 1969
Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver pitched a masterful two-hit shutout as the New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 2-0, to even the 1969 World Series at two games apiece. Seaver faced the minimum number of batters until the sixth inning as two New York double plays erased Oriole base runners. Donn Clendenon’s second inning home run gave

Palmer Checks Mets, 5-1.

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, World Series
October 14, 1969
Jim Palmer

Twenty-three year old Jim Palmer scattered five hits as the Baltimore Orioles assured a return trip home with a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets in Game 3 of the World Series. Palmer quieted the anxious overflow crowd at Shea Stadium with his performance. Paul Blair gave Palmer all the runs he would need

McNally Blanks Mets to Even Series

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets
October 12, 1969

The Baltimore Orioles evened the World Series at one game apiece with Dave McNally’s 2-0 shutout gem. McNally received all the support he would need in the fourth inning when Boog Powell opened with a tremendous home run down the right field line off Mets’ starter Jerry Koosman. Two pitches later, Brooks Robinson doubled down

Mets Stun Cuellar, O's in Opener

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October 11, 1969
Baltimore's Memorial Stadium

Home runs by Tommie Agee and Ron Swoboda off one the of American League’s best pitchers, Mike Cuellar, pushed the New York Mets to a convincing opening win, 6-4, in the World Series. After two scoreless frames, Cuellar temporarily lost control of his screwball, and the opportunistic Mets seized upon the opening. With two outs,

Amazing Mets Headed to Series

Filed under Atlanta Braves, League Championship Series, New York Mets, Uncategorized
October 6, 1969

The incredible New York Mets, baseball’s ragtag clowns for seven long years, made it all the way to the top by winning the National League pennant with a third straight playoff victory 5-4 over the stunned Atlanta Braves. Cleon Jones, who spent the later part of this season in the dog house of manager Gil

Buford's Blast Sends Birds to Series

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, League Championship Series, Minnesota Twins, Uncategorized

Don Buford hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to send the Baltimore Orioles to their second trip to the World Series in four years with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles swept the best-of-5 series against the Western Division champion Twins. Jim Palmer worked out of trouble and limited

Koosman Shuts Down Braves

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October 5, 1969

The Cinderella New York Mets took another step toward the World Series as the clock is beginning to toll on the Atlanta Braves. The Mets took the second game in Atlanta, 4-2, as the series now moves to Shea Stadium and the Mets needing only one more win for the National League pennant. Jerry Koosman