The Fragility of the 1969 Mets

The legend of the 1969 New York Mets has been chronicled in news stories, documentaries, video compilations, social media feeds and books. Since that Amazin' Mets run, nine of the 31 players and coaches from the World Series roster have passed away including World Series MVP Donn Clendenon, manager Gil Hodges, Tommie Agee and the iconic Yogi Berra.

Profile: Ed Kranepool

Ed Kranepool was born and raised in The Bronx. After graduating from James Monroe High School, where he broke Hall of Famer Hank Greenburg's all-time home run record, Kranepool was signed by baseball's new National League franchise -- The New York Mets. At 17 years old, he received a $75,000 signing bonus.


National League baseball in New York was redefined on March 6, 1961 when the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. formally received a certificate of membership from leave president Warren Giles.

Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs today, the case could be made that no other team has a more compelling franchise history than the New York Mets. MetsRewind is designed for that purpose: To share team history in a distinct and entertaining format. We hope you — the baseball fan — enjoy the content. We encourage you to share your memories.

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