May 9,1969 N.Y. Mets teammates Ken Boswell
, Tom Seaver
and Donn Clendenon
celebrating in the home clubhouse at Shea Stadium after the second-place Mets beat the first-place Chicago Cubs, 7-1, to move to within 1/2 game of first place in the NL Eastern Division!
Seaver, the 24-year-old Mets pitching ace in his third season, was well on his way to a 25-7 season for the eventual World Champion "Miracle Mets". He had beaten the Cubs the previous day, 3-2. Seaver was named the NL Cy Young Award winner for his stellar season, which included a 2.21 ERA and 208 strikeouts.
Boswell, 23, was the team's main starting second baseman in only his third season. He batted .279 in 102 games.
wire photo from Sep. 9, 1969 at New York.