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Encyclopedia > 1969 National League Championship Series

The 1969 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five match-up between the Eastern Division champion New York Mets and the Western Division champion Atlanta Braves. The Mets defeated the Braves 3 games to none. The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


Managers: Gil Hodges, New York; Lum Harris, Atlanta Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Chalmer Luman Harris (January 17, 1915 - November 11, 1996) was an American right-handed pitcher, coach, manager and scout in Major League Baseball. ...


Umpires: Al Barlick, Augie Donatelli, Ed Sudol, Ed Vargo, Chris Pelekoudas, Mel Steiner Umpire Al Barlick Albert Joseph Barlick (April 2, 1915 - December 27, 1995) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League for 28 seasons (1940-43, 1946-55, 1958-71). ... August Joseph Donatelli (August 22, 1914 - May 24, 1990) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1950 to 1973. ... Christos George Pelekoudas (January 23, 1918 - November 30, 1984) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1960 to 1975. ...


Television: NBC (Jim Simpson and Sandy Koufax announcing) The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Jim Simpson is a retired American sportscaster, known for his smooth delivery as a play-by-play man and his versatility in covering many different sports. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ...

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Background

This was the first year of the two-division format in Major League Baseball, after 99 consecutive years of straight non-divisional play. MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...


This was the year of the "Miracle" Mets. The team had finished only one game better than last the year before, had never finished better than ninth in their seven-year history, were generally picked for third or fourth in the new six-team National League Eastern Division, and were a 100-to-1 longshot to win the World Series. In third place and 8 1/2 games behind the division-leading Cubs on August 2, the Mets rallied to win the East Division title by 8 games, winning exactly 100 games. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


The Braves, led by Henry Aaron, Orlando Cepeda and Phil Niekro, won a tough five-team race in the West Division, and were favored over the Mets as the playoff began, even though the Mets had a better record than the Braves. In what was expected to be a pitching-rich series, the teams combined for 42 runs, batted .292, hit 11 home runs, and posted a combined 5.94 ERA in the three games. Henry Aaron hit three home runs for the Braves, while Tommy Agee and Ken Boswell hit two each for the Mets.


The Mets would also go on to beat the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series, 4 games to 1. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of...


It was the first of four NL pennants for the Mets. The Braves would not reach the NLCS again until 1982. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... The 1982 National League Championship Series was played between the St. ...


Summary

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYM-ATL)

Attendance
1 October 4 New York 9 Atlanta 5 1-0 50,122
2 October 5 New York 11 Atlanta 6 2-0 50,270
3 October 6 Atlanta 4 New York 7 3-0 53,195
NYM won 3, ATL won 0.

New York wins the National League Championship
and advance to the World Series
The 1969 National League Championship Series was the first NLCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The 1969 National League Championship Series was the first NLCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The 1969 National League Championship Series was the first NLCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of...

Game Summaries

Game One

October 4, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a baseball, football and soccer stadium that formerly stood in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 9 10 1
Atlanta 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 10 2

WP: Tom Seaver (1-0)  LP: Phil Niekro (0-1)  SV: Ron Taylor (1)  
HRs:  ATL – Tony González (1), Henry Aaron (1) George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the major leagues in 1967 and retired in 1986. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Ronald James Taylor (October 16, 1952 Galveston, Texas–January 16, 2002) was an American actor. ... Andrés Antonio Tony González (born August 28, 1936 in Cuba), is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and left-handed batter who played with the Cincinnati Reds (1960), Philadelphia Phillies (1960-68), San Diego Padres (1969), Atlanta Braves (1969-70) and California Angels (1970-71). ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...

Game Two

October 5, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a baseball, football and soccer stadium that formerly stood in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 11 13 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 6 9 3

WP: Ron Taylor (1-0)  LP: Ron Reed (0-1)  SV: Tug McGraw (1)  
HRs:  NYM – Tommy Agee (1), Cleon Jones (1), Ken Boswell (1)  ATL – Henry Aaron (2) Ronald James Taylor (October 16, 1952 Galveston, Texas–January 16, 2002) was an American actor. ... Ronald Lee Reed (born November 2, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former starting/relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1966-75), St. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 in Magnolia, Alabama - January 22, 2001 in New York City) was a center fielder most noted for making what were arguably two of the greatest catches in World Series history. ... Cleon Jones (1969) Cleon Joseph Jones (born June 7, 1942 in Plateau, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the New York Mets from 1963 to 1975. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...

Game Three

October 6, Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Flushing is a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
New York 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 X 7 14 3

WP: Nolan Ryan (1-0)  LP: Pat Jarvis (0-1)  
HRs:  ATL – Henry Aaron (3), Orlando Cepeda (1)  NYM – Tommy Agee (2), Wayne Garrett (1), Ken Boswell (2) Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... Pat Jarvis (born in Australia) was a rugby league player for the St. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Penne (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 in Magnolia, Alabama - January 22, 2001 in New York City) was a center fielder most noted for making what were arguably two of the greatest catches in World Series history. ... Wayne Garrett, born December 3, 1947 in Brooksville, FL, was the New York Mets starting third baseman from 1972 through 1975. ...

Trivia

  • The New York Mets became the first team ever to sweep a best-of-five postseason series in baseball. They did not sweep a playoff series again until 2006 as the Mets swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series 3 games to 0.
  • Game 3 was Nolan Ryan's first playoff victory of his career.
  • At that time,The New York Mets became the fastest expansion team to win a National League Pennant with only seven years of existence. 28 years later in 1997, the Florida Marlins would break that record at reaching the World Series with only 5 years of existence. 4 years after the Marlins the Arizona Diamondbacks would break that by reaching the World Series in just their 4th year.

Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ...

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