Nolan Ryan, Jerry Grote, Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Duffy Dyer pose for pictures during the Mets 40th anniversary celebration of their 1969 World Championship in August, 2009 (Michael Baron/MetsBlog.com)

Nolan Ryan, Jerry Grote, Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Duffy Dyer pose for pictures during the Mets 40th anniversary celebration of their 1969 World Championship in August, 2009 (Michael Baron/MetsBlog.com)