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.
“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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