Great journeys begin with small steps and the Mets took on this day in 1969 when Ed Kranepool homered twice to back Tom Seaver to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It was the Mets’ sixth straight victory and it gave them a 24-23 record to pull them over .500 at the latest point in the season in club history.
I grew up in Cleveland, but had family in New York that we visited every summer. This was about the time I started paying attention to the Mets watching them on Channel 9.
I used to love watching Ralph, Murph and Lindsey Nelson.
The TV coverage of the Indians at the time was horrible, but these guys made it fun to watch the games, and when they started winning it was even better.