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.
About The Author
I saw my first game back in 1987 against the Montreal Expos. I can recall walking up those concrete ramps to the "Uppers" with my family at Shea. The banter of New Yorkers talking about their lives. The smell of hot dogs as the vendors passed by. The darkness of a 7:10 game right before you enter the short tunnel welcoming one of the most magnificent sights you will ever see as a young boy - the green grass of a major league baseball field.