Miracle Mets Win World Series!

Miracle Mets Win World Series!

Miracle Mets Win World Series!

October 16, 1969 - The New York Mets win their fourth straight game from the Baltimore Orioles with a 5 - 3 triumph behind pitcher Jerry Koosman, who throws a five-hitter, to take the World Series in five games. In the third inning, Baltimore takes a 3 - 0 advantage after home runs by pitcher Dave McNally and outfielder Frank Robinson. After a strong argument by Mets manager Gil Hodges in the bottom of the sixth inning, Cleon Jones is awarded first base when shoe polish on the ball proves he was hit by a pitch, and Jones scores on a home run by Donn Clendenon. An inning later, Al Weis ties the game 3 - 3 with a solo home run, and in the eighth, Ron Swoboda's double and two Baltimore errors give New York two more runs and the World Championship. Clendenon is named Series MVP.

By This Day in Baseball
Monday, 17 Oct 2011


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