on October 11, 1969 Tommy Agee led off the game for the Mets with a home run off Jim Palmer, then saved at least five runs with his defense. With two out in the fourth and Oriole runners on first and third, Agee raced to the 396 foot sign in left-center and made a backhanded running catch of a drive hit by Elrod Hendricks. In the seventh, the Orioles had the bases loaded with two out, but Agee made a headfirst diving grab of a line drive hit by Paul Blair in right-center.
Ed Kranepool added a home run and Jerry Grote an RBI double for the Mets, while Gary Gentry pitched 6 2⁄3 shutout innings and helped his own cause with a second inning two-run double. Nolan Ryan, making his only World Series appearance of his 27-year career, pitched the final 2 1⁄3 innings (benefiting from Agee’s second catch) and earned a save.