With just twenty runs in the five games, the Mets stood tough against the PFL's best second-half team, holding the O's to just fourteen runs in what will be remembered as one of the most pitching-dominant series in PFL history.
Long-suffering Mets' main-man Fred Aaron was ebullient in his post-game presser. "This team has disappointed me in so many ways over the decades, it's hard to find the words to describe how this feels." A champagne-soaked Aaron also made a point to talk about the future. "We have some solid talent in the pipeline, and I expect to be competitive throughout the decade." Following the celebration, Fred and manager George Bamberger adjourned to the manager's office to discuss a long-term contract for the Mets' manager.
Congrats Fred and Dean. Job well done.
Now, on to 1983.