50th Anniversary of the 1969 Mets: Sweep Of Giants At Shea Brings Win Streak To Four
50th Anniversary of the 1969 World Champion "Amazing Mets" It was always a big deal when the Giants & Dodgers came back to town, in those good old days. It had been just a dozen seasons ago, that the Giants & Dodgers had left the Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field for the West Coast. Many of their loyal fans would still come out to root for their old teams when they visited New York. So it was an exiting weekend in New York as the Giants started out a three game series with the three game set with Dodgers to follow. This was to be a big week for the Amazing Mets as they went on an 11 game win streak, opening up some eyes around the league & starting to show they were for real. 1969 S.F. Giants: The 1969 San Francisco Giants won 90 games (90-72) finishing second in the NL West just three behind the Atlanta Braves. Th e outstanding player of the '69 Giants was Willie McCovey who led the NL in HRs (45) & RBIs (126) batting .