But even Seaver was astonished when the team gathered in St. Petersburg in February for spring training and one man knew they were going to win the World Series. Considering this team was mostly about pitching, it made sense who the one man was.
"In spring training Jerry Grote knew," Seaver said. "He said we were going to win it. We thought he was crazy, nuts. But it made sense. He was the one who had caught us all the year before and he was catching us now in spring training. He just knew." --- Tom Seaver
1969 WORLD CHAMPION
NEW YORK METS
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