Amazing Mets World Champions!

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, World Series
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

O's Stretch Series to Seven

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, World Series

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

‘Bring Martin Back!’ Chant Furious Twins’ Fans

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October 17, 1969

“Bring Billy Back” is the war cry of Minnesota baseball fans since Billy Martin was fired as manager of the Twins. And university students were far more blunt. “(Obscenity) Griffith”, read the buttons they wore in an October 15 anti-Vietnam War demonstration. And they used a four-letter word instead of “Obscenity”. Telephones started ringing incessantly

Cleon’s Clouts Put Mets at Brink

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, World Series
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

Cleon's Clouts Put Mets at Brink

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, World Series
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

Filed under Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, World Series
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.

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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