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The National League expanded into Canada for the first time in 1969 with the formation of the Montreal Expos. Seven years earlier, the New York Mets joined the National League as an expansion team. Entering the 1969 season, the Mets had yet to post a winning record. Their ace Tom Seaver impressed both fans and management that season, winning 25 games and his first Cy Young Award. The club posted 100 wins and defeated the Atlanta Braves for the National League pennant. Entering the World Series agianst the Baltimore Orioles, the Mets appeared to be heavily overmatched. However, the Orioles succumbed to the Mets in just five games, and New York ended their first winning season with a World Series title.