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From ’67 and ’69, Mets/Braves/Cardinals Notes Part 1

July 5, 2020

This on a day I remember my Mom, gone 19 years, and among the memories, she “enduring” the ball games, my Dad and I sought.

So here’s one, maybe we heard and a juxtaposition with one we watched and heard.

On September 24, 1969, Joe Torre playing in his first season as a St. Louis Cardinal, hit into a shortstop Bud Harrelson started 6-4-3 (to Al Weis, then Donn Clendenon) double play, that clinched the N.L. East crown for the (Miracle) New York Mets.

Two years and two plus months earlier on July 9, 1967, 9 days before (was with the Atlanta Braves) Torre, that year’s National League All Star starting catcher turned 27, he and Harrelson were a combined 7 for 7, in an eventual (5-4) Mets’ win, 2 days before that year’s All Star Game, in the new Anaheim Stadium.

Tomorrow more notes in and around Mets/Braves, Torre and Bud Harrelson.


Joe Torre, who turns 80 years old, two weeks from yesterday, pictured above.

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