The Mets have always done a good job at giving us a heads-up of when good times are around the corner.
The Mets’ history spans over a half-century, and has had its fair share of turmoil and disappointment. In between the painful stretches, however, the team and its fans have enjoyed bursts of success. And as we all know, the Mets are due for one of those bursts.
Dating back to the team’s first taste of victory in the late 1960s, the Mets have always given us steady notice of when good times are on the way. In the mid-60s, it was Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman warming in the wings. The righty-lefty duo eventually formed the top two-fifths of the Mets rotation by 1969, when New York won it all in its seventh season as a franchise. Seaver won 198 ballgames in blue and orange, and Koosman 140.
From 1968-1970, the two combined for a 107-59 record. Seaver pitched to a 2.42 ERA in that stretch, and Koosman 2.46. The pitching twosome was nothing short of amazin’ during the team’s first streak...