To commemorate the Cubs’ 100th year since a World Series title, The Heckler is taking a look back at some of its more memorable editions. So far we’ve given you 1908, 1916 and 1945.

This month we look at Sept. 10, 1969. All was not well with the Cubs. Their season-long stranglehold on the NL East lead was in grave jeopardy thanks to the surging Mets. After a black cat crossed Ron Santo’s path one crazy night in Shea Stadium, most of the team remained upbeat, and so did The Heckler.