1969: A First For The Mets

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The 1969 New York Mets won 100 games out the 162 they played in the regular season. This marked the first year that they would have 100 wins or more in a single season. Finishing first in their division, they moved on to defeat Atlanta in the National League Championship Series, winning their first ever National League Pennant. They then went on to clinch their first ever World Series Championship defeating the Baltimore Orioles.

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1969 New York Mets
Opening Day Starters

Tommie Agee
Ken Boswell
Ed Charles
Rod Gaspar
Jerry Grote
Bud Harrelson
Cleon Jones
Ed Kranepool
Tom Seaver

1969 New York Mets
Most Games by Position

C  Jerry Grote (112)
1B  Ed Kranepool (106)
2B  Ken Boswell (96)
3B  Wayne Garrett (72)
SS  Bud Harrelson (119)
LF  Cleon Jones (121)
CF  Tommie Agee (143)
RF  Ron Swoboda (77)
SP  Don Cardwell
SP  Gary Gentry
SP  Jerry Koosman
SP  Jim McAndrew
SP  Tom Seaver
RP  Jack DiLauro
RP  Cal Koonce
RP  Tug McGraw
CL  Ron Taylor

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This Day in History

On March 22, 1969, Coach John Wooden and UCLA won their fifth national championship in six years as they beat Purdue 92-72 in the finals of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournament. UCLA was led by the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), who scored 37 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. UCLA Men’s Basketball holds several NCAA records. Here are just a few: - 11 NCAA titles. - 7 consecutive NCAA titles, from 1967-1973. - 13 NCAA title game appearances. - 10 consecutive Final Four appearances, from 1967-1976.

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