On September 24, 1969, the New York Mets clinch their first post-season berth, wrapping up the first National League East title. The Mets defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-0, At Shea Stadium to officially eliminate the Chicago Cubs from contention. The Mets will go on to win the World Series…

Mets starter Gary Gentry four-hits the Cardinals, 6 – 0 and Donn Clendenon and Ed Charles hit home runs. 

 

From Associated Press...September 24,1969 "Mets pitcher Nolan Ryan, left, and catcher Jerry Grote enjoy victory with Champaign flowing in their locker room at New York's Shea Stadium Wednesday night." The Mets had clinched the NL East title with a 6-0 win over the St.Louis Cardinals according to the caption.. Oklahoma Historical Society

“Mets pitcher Nolan Ryan, left, and catcher Jerry Grote enjoy victory with Champaign flowing in their locker room at New York’s Shea Stadium Wednesday night.” As the game ends, a large number of the 54,928 fans pour onto the field ripping up huge chunks of sod. Seven fans suffer fractures in the celebration.

 

 

 


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