Mets manager Mickey Callaway has his team back in the playoff race

Mets manager Mickey Callaway has his team back in the playoff race

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Amazin’ Mets fight their way back into the playoff race

Fifty years ago, in 1969, the legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel tagged his team with the moniker Amazin’ Mets, as they transformed from being a directionless 73-89 outfit a year earlier, ninth in the then 10-team National League, to finishing first in the newly formed National League East division with a record of 100-62.