On October 16, 2019, we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Amazing New York Mets winning the World Series.
These memories still have a strong hold on generations of Long Island and Metro New York residents and have a prominent place in baseball history.
Many among the younger generations of baseball fans are fascinated by the story even though it happened years – or decades – before they were born. Sports and athletic events have an ability to transcend generations.
When the 1969 Mets were honored at Citifield on June 29, 2019, a father of two girls and two boys said: “For someone who was not alive in ’69, I could not help but be caught up in the emotion of the ceremony and all my children were as well. So many people were cheering and crying. This image could connect with our young people and with Catholics who have been away from the Church for a while and yet who could feel re-energized by a fresh approach to evangelization.”
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