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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Year the Mets Jumped Over the Moon

On July 20, 1969, men walked on the moon in what became the centerpiece of one of the more indelible years in American history.

That same day, 50 years ago, the New York Mets split a doubleheader with the Montreal Expos. You could say, so what? But the Mets, until then a baseball punch line, had suddenly become a team to reckon with in the eighth year of their existence. The two games against the Expos gave them a 53-39 record, which meant they were a big, fat 14 games over .500. Considering everything that had come before for the Mets — the initial buffoonery, the occasional lunacy, the lopsided losing records — it seemed that they, too, were now defying gravity.

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:49 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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