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The team is often referred to as the "Amazin' Mets" (a nickname coined by Casey Stengel, who managed the team from their inaugural season to 1965) or the " Miracle Mets". The 1969 season was the first season of divisional play in Major League Baseball.When did Jim Grote retire from the Mets?
Grote went on to play 11 more seasons in the majors, eight and a half of them with the Mets, before getting traded to the Dodgers in 1977. After a brief retirement, he came back for the 1981 season, then retired for good.Who was the manager of the Mets in 1962?
Starting with their famously awful debut in 1962 in which they suffered a modern-record 120 losses, the Mets lost an average of 108 games through their first six years—much of it led by manager Casey Stengel, the aging clown prince watching his 24 stooges perform pratfalls on the playing field.Who was playing in the 1969 World Series?
Jump to navigation Jump to search. The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in five games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was considered to be one of the finest ever.