Product Description & Reviews
The World Series champion Mets of 1969 and 1986 were embraced by fans for their pitching, personalities, and perseverance. In 1969, the world was mesmerized by man's first steps on the moon. The world of baseball was equally transfixed by the Mets. New York relied on pitching from Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman, and the hitting of Tommie Agee and Cleon Jones to register the Club's first 100-win season. The 1969 World Series matched the Miracle Mets against the Baltimore Orioles. The defense of Ron Swoboda and Agee, as well as dominant pitching and timely hitting, led the Mets to their first World Series title. It took the 1986 Mets two games to recover from a grueling NLCS, and then the fiery Lenny Dykstra led the charge. With two road victories pushing the Fall Classic back to Shea Stadium, the stage was set for Game Six--and arguably the most remarkable comeback in baseball history, a victory sealed when Mookie Wilson's grounder to first went past Bill Buckner allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run. In Game Seven, the Mets again staged another comeback to capture their second crown. These two vintage Major League Baseball films capture 40 minutes each of the New York Mets' World Series victories. First, the 1969 Mets, only a few years after record-setting losses, pulled off the improbable victory against the Baltimore Orioles' roster of sluggers and starting pitchers. The Mets won thanks to clutch hitting , spectacular catches by Tommie Agee and Ron Swoboda, and their own pitching staff, including ace Tom Seaver, lefty Jerry Koosman, and "young fireballer Nolan Ryan." The film is a real product of its era--dig that funky '60s music!--but an invaluable keepsake of an underdog victory. The other film is of the 1986 Mets, the squad led by Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry, and Dwight Gooden that pulled victory from the jaws of defeat at the expense of the Boston Red Sox and goat-horn candidates Bob Stanley and Bill Buckner, who played key parts in the crucial game 6. The film is also a product of its era--dig that funky '80s music, as well as narrator Vin Scully's forced use of the phrase "True Colors" just so the soundtrack can cue up Cyndi Lauper. Of course, real fans of the Amazin's will have already picked up the complete set of 1986 World Series games. --David Horiuchi
Features & Highlights
- Officially Licensed
- Highest Quality Recording
|Manufacturer:||A&E Home Video|
|Publisher:||A&E Home Video|
|Studio:||A&E Home Video|
|Item Weight:||0.24 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.5 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.42 x 0.58 x 0.58 inches|
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