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FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED JULY 9, 1990
BUD HARRELSON was poised at the rim of a mug of beer roughly the size of an industrial-waste drum. He was behind his desk in the manager's office, but so large was his postgame brew that it looked as if he were sitting poolside. Harrelson's Mets had just beaten the Reds 4--2 for their 11th straight victory, a winning streak that tied a team record also matched by the 1969 and '86 world champions. Harrelson paused before attempting to clean-and-jerk the cold one before him. "Sixty-nine and '86," he said. "Vintage years."