1969 World Series featured this week on SNY

Baseball fans of an older generation will be treated to a special week of programming on SportsNet New York. The network will re-air all five games of the 1969 World Series, when the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles four games to one for their first championship.
The games will air at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. NBC Sports had the call, with Curt Gowdy on play-by-play, Tony Kubek interviewing celebrities in the stands and hometown announcers Bill O’Donnell of the Orioles working games 1-2 and Lindsey Nelson of the Mets working games 3-4-5. Jim Simpson (who had the call for NBC Radio) hosted a pregame show with Mickey Mantle and Sandy Koufax.
This is a rare opportunity to watch these games on television. I recall SNY televised the Mets wins when the network first came on the air. Video of games back then is rare, and these telecasts were actually saved by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation using kinescope technology. Games 1 and 2 are in black-and-white, but the three games from Shea Stadium are in color.

There will be nightly replays at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and game five’s replay is at midnight Friday.
The five games will also be televised by SNY in order on Sunday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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