1969 World Series

Don Buford
Jerry Koosman
Ed Kranepool
Tom Seaver
Donn Clendenon
The 1969 Commissioner's Trophy on display at Citi Field in 2010
A New Yorker taking part in the World Series parade

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1969 season.

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Tom Seaver

American professional baseball pitcher who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Seaver with the Mets in 1971
Seaver at Shea Stadium, 1974
Seaver throws the ceremonial first pitch before the final game at Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008.
Seaver at the 2011 Hall of Fame induction parade

The most iconic player in Mets history, Seaver played a significant role in their victory in the 1969 World Series over the Baltimore Orioles.

New York Mets

American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens.

William Shea was instrumental in returning National League baseball to New York City after five years of absence.
Shea Stadium was the Mets' home field from 1964 to 2008.
Tom Seaver, three-time Cy Young Award winner, led the Mets to victory in the 1969 World Series. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza in 1999
Jacob deGrom, the 2014 Rookie of the Year and 2018 and 2019 Cy Young Award Winner
Mets fans celebrating the 1986 championship team at New York City Hall
The 7 Line Army in 2017
Mr. & Mrs. Met greeting Mets Fans.
Jerry Koosman wearing his late-1960s' era Mets jersey, which served as an inspiration for the 2012–13 Mets pinstriped uniform.
Keith Hernandez served as Mets captain between 1987 & 1989.
David Wright was the most recent Mets captain before retiring in 2018.
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter (1985–1989)
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza (1998-2005)
Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver (1967-1977, 1983)
The Mets' retired numbers at Citi Field, 2018

The team never finished better than second-to-last in the 1960s until the "Miracle Mets" beat the Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series, considered one of the biggest upsets in World Series history despite the Mets having won 100 games that season.

Gil Hodges

American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played most of his 18-year career for the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers.

Hodges with the New York Mets in 1971
Hodges in 1949
Hodges attempting to make a catch at Ebbets Field
Hodges in 1958-59
The Marine Parkway–Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge at night, circa 2014
Hodges at Ebbets Field, circa 1953

He managed the New York Mets to the 1969 World Series title, one of the greatest upsets in sports history, before his death from a sudden heart attack at age 47.

1969 Baltimore Orioles season

Season in American baseball.

They swept the Twins in the 1969 ALCS, but lost the World Series to the upstart National League champion New York Mets in five games.

Jerry Koosman

American former professional baseball pitcher.

Koosman on September 28, 2008

Koosman is best known as a member of the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.

Tommie Agee

American professional baseball player.

The spot where Agee's home run landed at Shea Stadium. The marker was removed during the demolition of Shea Stadium and was sold to a private collector, who has it on display in his backyard.

He played in Major League Baseball as a center fielder from through, most notably as a member of the New York Mets team that became known as the Miracle Mets when, they rose from being perennial losers to defeat the favored Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series for one of the most improbable upsets in World Series history.

1969 New York Mets season

Bullpen coach Joe Pignatano, third base coach Eddie Yost, and first base coach Yogi Berra in September 1969.
Shea Stadium prior to a game in September 1969.

The 1969 New York Mets season was the team's eighth as a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise and culminated when they won the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles.

Frank Robinson

American professional baseball outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played for five teams, from to.

Robinson in 1961
Robinson with the Reds in 1961
Robinson, circa 1974
Robinson as manager of the San Francisco Giants in 1983
Robinson being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Robinson in January 2014

Before the 1969 World Series, Robinson said, "Bring on the Mets and Ron Gaspar!"

Dave McNally

American professional baseball player.

Memorial Stadium was McNally's home ballpark during his time with the Orioles.
The Expos played home games at Jarry Park Stadium in 1975.

He threw 11 shutout innings to beat the Minnesota Twins in Game 2 of the first AL Championship Series, then faced the New York Mets twice in the World Series.

Shea Stadium

Multi-purpose stadium in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City.

Shea Stadium exterior in 2007
Shea during its inaugural 1964 season
Plaque commemorating the location of Shea Stadium's home plate, now in Citi Field's parking lot.
A Mets game in 1969
A panoramic view of Shea Stadium from the upper deck behind home plate before a baseball game in 2008. The construction of Citi Field is visible beyond the outfield wall.
Shea Stadium prior to the start of a New York Mets game in 2008. Shea had the best attendance in the National League that year, averaging over 51,000 fans per game.
A concept drawing of Shea Stadium in football configuration
O.J. Simpson pictured breaking the NFL's single-season rushing record at Shea Stadium.
Shea Stadium and vicinity, with the Manhattan skyline in the distance, 1981
One of the neon players on the outside of Shea Stadium.
Shea's exterior, pictured here in 1964, was decorated with blue and orange panels from 1964 until their removal in 1980.
Shea Stadium in 2005
The skyline from Shea's scoreboard, now on top of the Shake Shack in Citi Field.
Shea's home run apple

The seats were the first ($869 per pair plus tax, a combination of '86 and '69, the team's two World Series championship years), followed by other memorabilia such as the foul poles, dugouts, stadium signage, and the giant letters that spelled out "SHEA" at the front of the building.