Nolan Ryan and Jerry Grote rush toward each other after the Mets won the pennant with their victory over the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium on Oct. 6, 1969.  (AP Photo)

Nolan Ryan and Jerry Grote rush toward each other after the Mets won the pennant with their victory over the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium on Oct. 6, 1969. (AP Photo)