1969 Atlanta Braves season

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The 1969 Atlanta Braves season was the fourth in Atlanta and the 99th overall season of the franchise.wikipedia
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1969 National League Championship Series

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They went on to lose the NLCS to the eventual World Champion New York Mets, three games to none.
The 1969 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five match-up between the East Division champion New York Mets and the West Division champion Atlanta Braves.

1969 San Francisco Giants season

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The Braves finished with a record of 93–69, winning the first ever NL West division title by three games over the San Francisco Giants.
The team finished second in the newly established National League West with a record of 90–72, 3 games behind the Atlanta Braves, their fifth consecutive season of finishing second.

National League Championship Series

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After the season, the Braves played in the first-ever inter-divisional National League Championship Series.

1969 New York Mets season

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They went on to lose the NLCS to the eventual World Champion New York Mets, three games to none.
The Mets went on to defeat the National League West champion Atlanta Braves three games to none in the inaugural National League Championship Series.

National League West

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The National League had been split into two divisions before the season, with the Braves somewhat incongruously being assigned to the National League West.

New York Mets

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This was because the New York Mets wanted to be in the same division as the reigning power in the NL, which were the Cardinals at the time (to compensate for playing against the Dodgers and Giants fewer times each season).
Seaver helped the 1969 "Miracle Mets" win the new National League East division title, then defeat the Atlanta Braves to win the National League pennant and the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles to win the 1969 World Series.

Rico Carty

He recovered in 1969 with a .342 batting average, helping the Braves win the National League Western Division title, the franchise's first post-season berth since the 1958 World Series, and finishing 13th in the National League Most Valuable Player Award voting.

Bob Tillman

He later helped the Braves win the National League West Division title, appearing in 69 games, 52 as starting catcher.

Paul Doyle (baseball)

Paul Doyle
As a 29-year-old rookie, Doyle was an effective member of the 1969 Braves' bullpen, working in 36 games and 39 innings pitched, winning each of his two decisions, posting four saves, compiling a strong 2.08 earned run average, and helping his team win the National League West Division championship.

Charlie Vaughan (baseball)

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He pitched for the Atlanta Braves for one game during the 1966 Atlanta Braves season and one game during the 1969 Atlanta Braves season.

Paul Richards (baseball)

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His 1969 Braves, skippered by his longtime protege Luman Harris, won the National League Western Division title, but that team was swept by the eventual world champion "Miracle Mets" in the first National League Championship Series ever played.

Atlanta Braves

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The 1969 Atlanta Braves season was the fourth in Atlanta and the 99th overall season of the franchise.

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The 1969 Atlanta Braves season was the fourth in Atlanta and the 99th overall season of the franchise.

National League

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The National League had been split into two divisions before the season, with the Braves somewhat incongruously being assigned to the National League West.

Major League Baseball

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The 1969 season marked the first year of divisional play in Major League Baseball.

Cincinnati Reds

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The Braves (along with the Cincinnati Reds) were placed in the National League West division, despite being located further east than the two westernmost teams in the new National League East, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

National League East

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The Braves (along with the Cincinnati Reds) were placed in the National League West division, despite being located further east than the two westernmost teams in the new National League East, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

Chicago Cubs

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The Braves (along with the Cincinnati Reds) were placed in the National League West division, despite being located further east than the two westernmost teams in the new National League East, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals

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The Braves (along with the Cincinnati Reds) were placed in the National League West division, despite being located further east than the two westernmost teams in the new National League East, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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This was because the New York Mets wanted to be in the same division as the reigning power in the NL, which were the Cardinals at the time (to compensate for playing against the Dodgers and Giants fewer times each season).

San Francisco Giants

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This was because the New York Mets wanted to be in the same division as the reigning power in the NL, which were the Cardinals at the time (to compensate for playing against the Dodgers and Giants fewer times each season).

Cardinals–Cubs rivalry

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The Cubs consequently demanded to be in the NL East as well in order to continue playing in the same division as the Cardinals, one of the Cubs' biggest rivals.