Bill Text: NY K00559 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 World Champion Miracle Mets

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-13)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-13 - adopted [K00559 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-K00559-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 559

BY: M. of A. Simotas

        COMMEMORATING  the  50th  Anniversary  of the 1969
        World Champion "Miracle Mets"

  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute  to
exemplary  teams whose notable feats add to the fabric of New York State
and inspire our citizenry; and

  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratulate  the
New  York  Mets  upon the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the teams'
1969 World Championship season; and

  WHEREAS, In the first seven seasons of the teams' history,  the  New
York  Mets  had  never achieved a winning record or finished above ninth
place; and

  WHEREAS, Under the steadfast leadership of manager Gil  Hodges,  the
1969  New York Mets accomplished one of the most dramatic turnarounds in
Major League Baseball history, winning 38 of their  final  49  games  to
surge  past  the Chicago Cubs and earn the National League East Division
title with 100 wins; and

  WHEREAS, The New York Mets shocked the sports world by defeating the
dominant Baltimore Orioles in five games to win the  World  Series,  and
the incredible upset earned the team the moniker "the Miracle Mets"; and

  WHEREAS,  The  New  York Mets' thrilling and improbable championship
victory was cause for pride and celebration in the borough of Queens and
throughout the State, and this legendary underdog team  remains  beloved
by multiple generations of baseball fans in New York; and

  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of this Legislative Body to recognize
exceptional athletes  who  distinguish  themselves  through  outstanding
achievements   and  thereby  represent  this  great  Empire  State  with
exceptional pride and determination; and

  WHEREAS,  The  1969  New  York  Mets  will  be  honored  at  a  50th
Anniversary celebration at Citi Field on June 29, 2019; and

  WHEREAS,  This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to pay tribute to the  enduring  contributions  of
the 1969 New York Mets; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the  1969  World  Champion  "Miracle
Mets"; and be it further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the New York Mets organization.