This weekend, we celebrate the accomplishments of mediocrity, and I say that with pride. The 1969 Mets were a great team and one of the best stories in baseball history. One thing they were not was an offensive juggernaut. The 1969 Mets hit .242 as a team. The only teams with a worse batting average were the two expansion franchises, the Expos and Padres. But it was a consistent .242. I looked up their offensive numbers from the season-ending surge that propelled them from 9 1/2 games out to the NL East title. In that stretch, they hit...242. The 1969 Mets slugging percentage of .351 ranked next-to-last in the NL, as was their .662 OPS. The 1969 Mets struck out 1,089 times- third-most in the National League. The 1969 Mets were the 11th-best team in the NL for hitting doubles, the eighth-best for hitting home runs and the eighth-best for stealing bases. They fare a little better, rankings-wise, when you include the AL within these tallies, but not by much. You know what offensive catego
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