Yes, there was Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman. Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee had good years. The 1969 Miracle Mets weren’t void of marquee players.
However, they were also a team comprised of role players. Donn Clendenon was a late season addition. Ron Swoboda, Ed Kranepool and Al Weis had their moments.
On this day in 1969, Ken Boswell and Wayne Garrett – two guys probably not recognizable if they chose to take the subway to Shea Stadium – contributed in a 6-4, 14-inning victory at St. Louis.
Boswell singled in a run in the 14th against Ron Willis and Garrett drew a bases-loaded walk. They combined to go 6-for-13 with five RBI and three runs scored.
Koosman started and worked 7.2 innings and Tug McGraw pitched six innings in relief to pick up the win.