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D-Whit - It Was 45 Years Ago Today...Thursday September 18th 1969

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September 18th

Kranepool's bat propels Seaver to 23rd win
It was a pitcher’s duel in Montreal as Tom Seaver and Bill Stoneman duked it out on the mound in game that only saw two runs scored. Seaver was brilliant going all the way for the 9 strikeout complete game en route to his 23rd win of the year. Eddie Kranepool was Stoneman’s nemesis in this game. He drove in both Mets run-an RBI single in the 1st and a solo HR in the 6th.

As the Mets dream September marched on, the Cubs nightmare month continued, as the fell to the Phillies at Wrigley. Heading into the final two weekends of the season New York (91-58) now held a commanding 5 game lead over Chicago (87-64). The battle in the wild, wild NL West continued however, with just two games separating four teams-two of those four trailing by just a half game.

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