D-Whit - It Was 45 Years Ago Today...Thursday October 2nd 1969


October 2nd

Mets lose but Gil Hodges was all smiles thinking about the playoffs
The Miracle 1969 regular season winds down on this afternoon in Wrigley. The Mets jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on Ken Boswell’s 2-run single in the 1st. They added another in the 4th on Cleon Jones’ fielder’s choice groundout. In the 4th Ron Santo put the Cubs on the board with a HR and an inning later Willie Smith’s RBI double pulled Chicago within a run. 

The Cubs took the lead for good in the 6th when Ernie Banks sent one sailing over the ivy with two runners aboard-putting Chicago up for good, 5-3.

The Mets finish the 1969 regular season 100-62, 8 games ahead of the Cubs and will face the NL West champion Atlanta Braves in a best of five series in the inaugural Divisional Playoffs.   


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