For the next series of Mind Bogglers, we'll be going decade by decade to revisit the Mets' leaders of years past, starting with the 1960s. For this week's Mind Boggler, we'd like you to name the players who led the Mets in the major hitting and pitching categories from 1962—the year of the organization's founding—to 1969.
The Mets got off to an extremely slow start as an organization, averaging just 54 wins per year in their first six years of existence. However, things started turning around in 1968, when the team hired Gil Hodges as manager and when its young players—both pitchers and position players—began to blossom into productive major leaguers.
After a 73-win finish in 1968, the Mets went on one of the most improbable World Series runs in baseball history the following season. The 1969 Mets won 100 games, captured their division title after being 10 games out of first place on August 13, and beat the heavily favored Orioles in the World Series. It was a dramatic and unexpected finish to a decade that, prior to that season, had failed to see a single Mets team over .500.
You'll have three minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!