New York Mets 1969 World Series Champions

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  1. Yogi Berra
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    Yogi Berra

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    Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) (1946–63, 1965), all but the last for the New York Yankees. An 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion as a player, Berra had a career batting average of .285, while compiling 358 home runs and 1,430 runs batted in. He is one of only five players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award three times. Widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, Berra was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.


  2. Nolan Ryan
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    Nolan Ryan

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    Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed "The Ryan Express", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.


  3. Tom Seaver
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    Tom Seaver

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    George Thomas "Tom" Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "The Franchise", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched from 1967-1986 for four different teams in his career, but is noted primarily for his time with the New York Mets. During a 20-year career, Seaver compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and a 2.86 earned run average. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the highest percentage ever recorded (98.84%), and has the only plaque at Cooperstown wearing a New York Mets hat. As of 2010, Tom Seaver and Gil Hodges (played for the Mets in 1962-63) are the only Met players to have their jersey numbers retired by the team (Gil Hodges' number was retired as a manager even though he also played for the Mets).


  4. Tug McGraw
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    Tug McGraw

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    Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw, Jr. (August 30, 1944 – January 5, 2004) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of American singer and actor Tim McGraw. He is likely best remembered for coining the phrase, “Ya Gotta Believe” which became a popular rallying cry for the New York Mets, and for recording the final out, via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals' Willie Wilson, in the 1980 World Series, bringing the Philadelphia Phillies their first world championship. He was the last active major league player to have played under manager Casey Stengel.


  5. Gil Hodges
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    Gil Hodges

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    Gilbert Ray Hodges, ne Hodge (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman and manager who played most of his 18-year career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982.


  6. Eddie Yost
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    Eddie Yost

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    Edward Frederick Joseph Yost (October 13, 1926 – October 16, 2012) was an American professional baseball player and coach. He played the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a third baseman for the Washington Senators, then played two seasons each with the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels before retiring in 1962.


  7. Bud Harrelson
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    Bud Harrelson

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    Derrel McKinley "Bud" Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers from 1965 to 1980. After retiring, he served as a coach for the World Champion 1986 Mets, and as manager of the Mets in 1990 and 1991. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1986.


  8. New York Mets
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    New York Mets

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    The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in New York City. The Mets are a member of the National League East Division of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York, the other being the New York Yankees.


  9. Tommie Agee
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    Tommie Agee

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    Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 – January 22, 2001) was a Major League Baseball center fielder most noted for making two of the greatest catches in World Series history, both of which occurred in game three of the 1969 World Series.


  10. Ed Kranepool
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    Ed Kranepool

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    Edward Emil "Ed" Kranepool (born November 8, 1944) is an American former professional baseball player. He spent his entire Major League Baseball career as a first baseman for the New York Mets.


  11. Ed Charles
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    Ed Charles

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    Edwin Douglas "Ed" Charles (born April 29, 1933) is a retired third baseman in Major League Baseball. A right-handed hitter, Charles played for the Kansas City Athletics (1962–67) and New York Mets (1967–69).


  12. Art Shamsky
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    Art Shamsky

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    Arthur Louis Shamsky (born October 14, 1941) is a former Major League Baseball player. He played right field, left field, and first base from 1965 to 1972 for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland Athletics. In 2007 he was the manager of the Modi'in Miracle of the Israel Baseball League.


  13. Donn Clendenon
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    Donn Clendenon

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    Donn Alvin Clendenon (July 15, 1935 – September 17, 2005) was a Major League Baseball first baseman. He is best remembered as the World Series MVP for the 1969 "Amazin' Mets."


  14. Cleon Jones
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    Cleon Jones

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    Cleon Joseph Jones (born August 4, 1942) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a left fielder. Jones played most of his career for the New York Mets and in 1969 caught the final out of the "Miracle Mets" World Series Championship over the Baltimore Orioles.


  15. Al Weis
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    Al Weis

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    Albert John Weis (born April 2, 1938 in Franklin Square, New York) is a former Major League Baseball infielder.


  16. Jerry Koosman
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    Jerry Koosman

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    Jerome Martin Koosman (born December 23, 1942) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. He is best known for being a member of the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.


  17. Wayne Garrett
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    Wayne Garrett

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    Ronald Wayne Garrett (born December 3, 1947) is a former American baseball player who was the New York Mets starting third baseman from 1972 through 1975. Garrett also saw occasional duty as a second baseman and as a shortstop.


  18. Ken Boswell
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    Ken Boswell

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    Kenneth George Boswell (February 23, 1946) is a former professional baseball player. He was a second baseman over parts of 11 seasons (1967–1977) with the New York Mets and Houston Astros. Boswell was a member of the 1969 World Series champion Mets. An alumnus of Sam Houston State University, for his career he hit .248 with 31 home runs and 244 runs batted in in 930 games.


  19. Ron Taylor
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    Ron Taylor

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    Ronald Wesley Taylor (December 13, 1937) is a former professional baseball player. He was a pitcher over parts of 11 seasons (1962–1972) with the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, New York Mets and San Diego Padres.


  20. Jerry Grote
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    Jerry Grote

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    Gerald Wayne Grote (born October 6, 1942) is an American former professional baseball player. He played the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a catcher for the New York Mets and was regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of his era.


  21. Gary Gentry
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    Gary Gentry

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    Gary Edward Gentry (born October 6, 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona), is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, who played seven seasons for the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves between 1969 and 1975.


  22. Jack DiLauro
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    Jack DiLauro

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    Jack Edward DiLauro (born May 3, 1943 in Akron, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets.


  23. Ron Swoboda
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    Ron Swoboda

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    Ronald Alan Swoboda (born June 30, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder best remembered as a member of the "Miracle Mets".


  24. J.C. Martin
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    J.C. Martin

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    Joseph Clifton Martin (born December 13, 1936 in Axton, Virginia, United States) is a former Major League Baseball player. The left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing Martin played for the Chicago White Sox from 1959 to 1967, the New York Mets in 1968 and 1969 and finished up his career with the Chicago Cubs from 1970 to 1972.


  25. Duffy Dyer
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    Duffy Dyer

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    Donald Robert "Duffy" Dyer (born August 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American former professional baseball player who is currently the manager of the Kenosha Kingfish of the Northwoods League collegiate summer baseball league. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the New York Mets (19681974), Pittsburgh Pirates (19751978), Montreal Expos (1979), and Detroit Tigers (19801981).


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