Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/4/13
Welcome to the final chapter in my exclusive four part series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. If haven’t read the first three installments you can read here:  Part 1 - The Spring Of 1968 Part 2 – The 1968 Offseason Part 3 – The Spring Of 1969 Enjoy… At the June 15th trade deadline, the Mets were in second place, nine games behind the Cubs. Led by  Leo Durocher, the Cubs were practically a collection of all-stars led by Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo. Randy Hundley, Glenn Beckert, Don Kessinger, and ace pitcher Ferguson Jenkins.  Behind Jenkins, the Cubs had a pair of solid starters in Ken Holtzman and Bill Hands. Rounding out the lineup and rotation respectively were ex-Mets Jim Hickman and Dick Selma. Even the most optimistic Mets fans were probably hoping the Mets could make a nice run at the Cubs before settling into second place. Since the Mets were already exceeding  reasonable pre-season expectations, trade talk had died down, although acquiring another b...
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