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OTD 1969: Mets completes Braves sweep and advances to World Series

The 1969 Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on September 24 and won the National League East. They had two more steps to go on the road to the championship. On October 6, 1969, they took their first step.

In the first year of split play, the Mets had to face the Braves, who won the NL West, in the National League Championship’s Top 5 Series.

Mets paved the way for the Division Crown and considered relying on the same formula to enter the postseason. The NLCS didn’t work that way. Pitching-rich Mets headed for the pennants.

Mets defeated in game 1 with 5 runs and 8 innings Phil Niekro And the Braves. Tom seaver He threw 7 innings for victory and posted a line that didn’t look like a 7 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2K Siever. JC Martin And Bad Harrellson Five of Mets’ nine RBIs led New York as unsuccessful RBIs.

In game 2, Tommy Agee, Ken Boswell,and Cleon Jones Hit a home run to rescue the starter Jerry Coosman, The line was 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 5K. Ron Taylor The Mets scored 11-6 wins with two wins in Atlanta and three chances to return to Shea Stadium to send the Braves home in the winter.

Gary Gentry He made the start of Mets in the third game, threw only two innings and scored two goals with five hits. Nolan Ryan The pitching hero of the day came for Gentry to start three times. The winning Ryan had 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB and 7 K lines.

In the attack, Mets is Age, Boswell, and Wayne Garrett, All returned home with a 7-4 victory. Boswell finished the day with three RBIs, and Age and Garrett finished with two RBIs each.

Mets, who lost 89 games the previous year, was heading for the World Series. Until 1977, no MVP was awarded to the NLCS, but the MMO team will be awarded the 1969 NLC SMVP Retrospective Award. Tommy Agee.. In the series, Agee has significantly reduced .357 / .438 / .857 with team-leading OPS 1.295 and two home runs.

Mets had to climb another hill on their way to the title, but they faced the mighty Baltimore Orioles. Mets pitching was waning in the NLCS, wasn’t there a way they could beat the Orioles?