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The 1969 season marked the 100th Anniversary of the forming of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball club. Each team wore a patch on their jersey commemorating this event. The Chicago Cubs created a memorable summer for their fans as they made a run at the National League pennant. The clicking heals of Ron Santo lifted the spirit of the city of Chicago. Santo finished the year with a .289 average while making his sixth All Star Game appearance. Santo's nickname was 'Pizza' because of the pizza stand that bared his name in the corridor of Wrigley Field. The Cubs fell short of catching the Amazing Mets as the curse of the goat remained within Wrigleyville.