Amazin’ Upset

The Mets, the Orioles and the 1969 World Series

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About the Book

In October 1969, the New York Mets stunned the sports world by defeating the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles in a memorable World Series. Their five-game triumph capped off a true Cinderella season, when the woebegone National League franchise rose from laughingstock to popular champions. The histories of both the Mets and Orioles are traced, along with their paths to the climactic ’69 Series. A batter-by-batter recap of all five games gives a box seat view to a storied moment in baseball history.

About the Author(s)

John G. Robertson is a private tutor and sports historian who lives in Cambridge, Ontario. He is the author of numerous books on baseball, hockey and boxing history.

Carl T. Madden lives in Welland, Ontario and is the author of multiple books on the history of sports.

Bibliographic Details

John G. Robertson and Carl T. Madden
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8475-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4290-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

. The Bottom of the Heap: The New York Mets, 1962 to 1968
. The 1969 Mets’ Miracle Pennant
. The Vaunted 1969 Baltimore Orioles
4. National League Championship Series: New York Sweeps
. American League Championship Series: Baltimore Sweeps
. Excitement in New York, Lethargy in Baltimore
. World Series Game #1: Cuellar in Control
8. World Series Game #2: Koosman Is Masterful
. World Series Game #3: Agee Steals the Show
. World Series Game #4: The Ejection, the Catch and the Bunt
World Series Game #5: Shoe Polish and Sweet Victory
. How Did It Happen?
. The 1969 World Series MVP Debate
14. Whatever Happened to…
. Reports of Our Deaths Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
: Chapter Notes