On This Date 9/9/1969
The New York Mets closed within a half-game of first place with a 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs at Shea Stadium. The Mets had trailed by as much as ten games on August 13th. Since then, the Mets had a 20-6, while the Cubs were 10-15. Already unnerved, the Cubs were further shaken by a tiny black cat paced their dugout and went into the clubhouse.