On October 15, 1969 — In Game 4 of the Fall Classic at Shea Stadium, Tom Seaver and the Mets beat the Orioles in ten innings, 2-1. The game features an outstanding run-saving diving catch of Brooks Robinson’s sinking line drive with two on in the ninth inning by right fielder Ron Swoboda and a controversial play in the tenth when J.C. Martin unquestionably gets in the way of Pete Richert’s throw, without the umpire not calling interference on the baserunner.

During the third inning, Earl Weaver becomes the first manager to be thrown out of a World Series game in 34 years. The ‘Earl of Baltimore’, who had previously been warned by umpire Shag Crawford, is quickly ejected after he protested a strike call from the bench.


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