Miracle Mets Had ‘All The Pieces In Place,’ Alabama’s Cleon Jones Says

| October 12, 2019 @ 5:02 am

By Marc Rice

Millions of words literally have been dropped over the past 50 years to capture the cultural significance of the “miracle” New York Mets.

The 1969 World Series championship won by the former “lovable losers” has been portrayed as the ultimate David vs. Goliath story – an inspiration for every underdog who ever faced long odds and proof that dreams can come true. Some even say it was more unbelievable than the year’s other improbable event: man’s landing on the moon.

Cleon Jones of Mobile, left fielder and top hitter on the ’69 club, says the focus for him and his teammates was a bit more down-to-earth.

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