MLB’s National League standings 58 years ago are fascinating to read. At the close of play on Aug. 23, 1963 the top eight clubs had winning records. Even the last place New York Mets had 40 wins, the same total they had in 1962 in their first season of play. There was no tanking, there was no tearing down rosters, no rebuilding of organizations by tearing them down. What a difference nearly six decades make.