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It Was 45 Years Ago Today...Wednesday September 17th 1969

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September 17th

Jerry Koosman wins 15th-blanks Expos, 5-0.
After rain washed out Tuesday’s game against the Cards in St. Louis, New York headed north of the border to visit parc Jarry for the final time this season to take on the Expos. The wild of the Mets ’69 season began against Montreal back in April at Shea. The Mets lost that opening tilt 11-10 but now in September they were hoping to further increase their lead and decrease their magic number over Chicago.

Jerry Koosman won 19 as a rookie the year before and was going after his 15th victory of 1969. RBI singles in the 4th by Ron Swoboda and Wayne Garrett staked the lefty to a 3-0 he would not relinquish. “Kooz” tossed a CG shutout, allowing just six Expo hits. The Mets added another two scores before it was over, winning for the 90th time of the season-and their 14th September victory.

The Cubs, who won on Tuesday, defeated Philadelphia and remained 4 games back with 14 games remaining.

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