Mets Beat the Orioles 42 Years Ago Today to Win First World Series
- Updated: October 16, 2011
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.