42 years ago today the Miracle Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their first championship. I’ve only read about the fan reaction from books, blogs and newspaper clippings. I wish I could have asked my grandfather what he thought about them winning in 1969, but my interest hadn’t peaked yet when I lost him 8 years ago. I’m sure he celebrated in his own way when Davey Johnson made the last out to give the Mets the crown.