1969 World Series

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1969 World Series Program


The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in five games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of the finest ever. The World Series win earned the team the sobriquet "Miracle Mets," as they had risen from the depths of mediocrity (the 1969 team had the first winning record in Mets history).

Karl Ehrhardt, known as "the sign man" at Shea Stadium, held up a sign after the Mets won the final game: "There Are No Words."

The Mets became the first expansion team to win a division title, a pennant, and the World Series, winning in their eighth year of existence. Two teams would later surpass that, as the Florida Marlins won the 1997 World Series in their fifth year (also becoming the first wild card team to win a World Series) and the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series in their fourth year of play.

The Hall of Fame players in this World Series were Earl Weaver(As Manager), Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver.

1969 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 11th, 1969
Location Memorial Stadium
Attendance 50,429

1969 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Baltimore 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0

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1969 World Series Game 1-Box Score

New York Mets 1, Baltimore Orioles 4

New York Mets Baltimore Orioles
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Agee cf 4 0 0 0 Buford lf 4 1 2 2
Harrelson ss 5 2 2 0 Blair cf 3 0 0 0
Jones lf 4 0 1 0 Robinson F. rf 4 0 0 0
Clendenon 1b 4 1 2 0 Powell 1b 4 0 1 0
Swoboda rf 3 0 1 0 Robinson B. 3b 4 0 0 0
Charles 3b 4 0 0 0 Hendricks c 3 1 1 0
Grote c 4 0 1 0 Johnson 2b 2 1 0 0
Weis 2b 1 0 0 1 Belanger ss 3 1 1 1
Seaver p 1 0 0 0 Cuellar p 3 0 1 1
Dyer ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Cardwell p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Gaspar ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Taylor p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Shamsky ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 1 6 1 Total 30 4 6 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Baltimore 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO
Seaver L(0-1) 5.0 6 4 4 1 3
Cardwell 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor 2.0 0 0 0 1 3
Total 8.0 6 4 4 2 6
Baltimore Orioles IP H R ER BB SO
Cuellar W(1-0) 9.0 6 1 1 4 8
Total 9.0 6 1 1 4 8

E–Weis (1). DP–Baltimore 1. 2B–New York Clendenon (1,off Cuellar), Baltimore Buford (1,off Seaver). HR–Baltimore Buford (1,1st inning off Seaver 0 on, 0 out). SF–Weis (1,off Cuellar). U–Hank Soar (AL), Frank Secory (NL), Larry Napp (AL), Shag Crawford (NL), Lee Weyer (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL). T–2:13. A–50,429.


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1969 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 12th, 1969
Location Memorial Stadium
Attendance 50,850

1969 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0

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1969 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Mets 2, Baltimore Orioles 1

New York Mets Baltimore Orioles
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Agee cf 4 0 0 0 Buford lf 4 0 0 0
Harrelson ss 3 0 0 0 Blair cf 4 1 1 0
Jones lf 4 0 0 0 Robinson F. rf 3 0 0 0
Clendenon 1b 3 1 1 1 Rettenmund pr 0 0 0 0
Swoboda rf 4 0 0 0 Powell 1b 3 0 0 0
Charles 3b 4 1 2 0 Robinson B. 3b 4 0 1 1
Grote c 4 0 1 0 Johnson 2b 2 0 0 0
Weis 2b 3 0 2 1 Etchebarren 3 0 0 0
Koosman p 4 0 0 0 Belanger ss 3 0 0 0
Taylor p 0 0 0 0 McNally p 3 0 0 0
Total 33 2 6 2 Total 29 1 2 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO
Koosman W(1-0) 8.2 2 1 1 3 4
Taylor 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 2 1 1 3 4
Baltimore Orioles IP H R ER BB SO
McNally L(0-1) 9.0 6 2 2 3 7
Total 9.0 6 2 2 3 7

E–None. 2B–New York Charles (1,off McNally). HR–New York Clendenon (1,4th inning off McNally 0 on, 0 out). IBB–Weis (1,by McNally). SB–Blair (1,2nd base off Koosman/Grote). WP–McNally (1). IBB–McNally (1,Weis). U–Frank Secory (NL), Larry Napp (AL), Shag Crawford (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL), Hank Soar (AL), Lee Weyer (NL). T–2:20. A–50,850.


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1969 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 14th, 1969
Location Shea Stadium
Attendance 56,335

1969 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
New York 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 5 6 0


1969 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Baltimore Orioles 0, New York Mets 5

Baltimore Orioles New York Mets
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Buford lf 3 0 0 0 Agee cf 3 1 1 1
Blair cf 5 0 0 0 Garrett 3b 1 0 0 0
Robinson F. rf 2 0 1 0 Jones lf 4 0 0 0
Powell 1b 4 0 2 0 Shamsky rf 4 0 0 0
Robinson B. 3b 4 0 0 0 Weis 2b 0 0 0 0
Hendricks c 4 0 0 0 Boswell 2b 3 1 1 0
Johnson 2b 4 0 0 0 Gaspar rf 1 0 0 0
Belanger ss 2 0 0 0 Kranepool 1b 4 1 1 1
Palmer p 2 0 0 0 Grote c 3 1 1 1
May ph 0 0 0 0 Harrelson ss 3 1 1 0
Leonhard p 0 0 0 0 Gentry p 3 0 1 2
Dalrymple ph 1 0 1 0 Ryan p 0 0 0 0
Salmon pr 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 0 4 0 Total 29 5 6 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
New York 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 5 6 0
Baltimore Orioles IP H R ER BB SO
Palmer L(0-1) 6.0 5 4 4 4 5
Leonhard 2.0 1 1 1 1 1
Total 8.0 6 5 5 5 6
New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO
Gentry W(1-0) 6.2 3 0 0 5 4
Ryan SV(1) 2.1 1 0 0 2 3
Total 9.0 4 0 0 7 7

E–Palmer (1). 2B–New York Gentry (1,off Palmer); Grote (1,off Palmer). HR–New York Agee (1,1st inning off Palmer 0 on, 0 out); Kranepool (1,8th inning off Leonhard 0 on, 1 out). SH–Garrett (1,off Leonhard). U–Larry Napp (AL), Shag Crawford (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL), Lee Weyer (NL), Frank Secory (NL), Hank Soar (AL). T–2:23. A–56,335.


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1969 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 15th, 1969
Location Shea Stadium
Attendance 57,367

1969 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1


1969 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Baltimore Orioles 1, New York Mets 2

Baltimore Orioles New York Mets
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Buford lf 5 0 0 0 Agee cf 4 0 1 0
Blair cf 4 0 1 0 Harrelson ss 4 0 1 0
Robinson F. rf 4 1 1 0 Jones lf 4 0 1 0
Powell 1b 4 0 1 0 Clendenon 1b 4 1 1 1
Robinson B. 3b 3 0 0 1 Swoboda rf 4 0 3 0
Hendricks c 3 0 0 0 Charles 3b 3 0 0 0
Johnson 2b 4 0 0 0 Shamsky ph 1 0 0 0
Belanger ss 4 0 1 0 Garrett 3b 0 0 0 0
Cuellar p 2 0 1 0 Grote c 4 0 1 0
May ph 1 0 0 0 Gaspar pr 0 1 0 0
Watt p 0 0 0 0 Weis 2b 3 0 2 0
Dalrymple ph 1 0 1 0 Seaver p 3 0 0 0
Hall p 0 0 0 0 Martin ph 0 0 0 0
Richert p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 1 6 1 Total 34 2 10 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
Baltimore Orioles IP H R ER BB SO
Cuellar 7.0 7 1 1 0 5
Watt 2.0 2 0 0 0 2
Hall L(0-1) 0.0 1 1 0 1 0
Richert 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 10 2 1 1 7
New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO
Seaver W(1-1) 10.0 6 1 1 2 6
Total 10.0 6 1 1 2 6

E–Richert (1), Garrett (1). DP–Baltimore 3. 2B–New York Grote (2,off Hall). HR–New York Clendenon (2,2nd inning off Cuellar 0 on, 0 out). SF–B Robinson (1,off Seaver). SH–Martin (1,off Richert). IBB–Weis (2,by Hall). CS–Johnson (1,2nd base by Seaver/Grote); Swoboda (1,2nd base by Cuellar/Hendricks). IBB–Hall (1,Weis). U–Shag Crawford (NL), Lou DiMuro (AL), Lee Weyer (NL), Hank Soar (AL), Larry Napp (AL), Frank Secory (NL). T–2:33. A–57,367.


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1969 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 16th, 1969
Location Shea Stadium
Attendance 57,397

1969 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 x 5 7 0


1969 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Baltimore Orioles 3, New York Mets 5

Baltimore Orioles New York Mets
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Buford lf 4 0 0 0 Agee cf 3 0 1 0
Blair cf 4 0 0 0 Harrelson ss 4 0 0 0
Robinson F. rf 3 1 1 1 Jones lf 3 2 1 0
Powell 1b 4 0 1 0 Clendenon 1b 3 1 1 2
Salmon pr 0 0 0 0 Swoboda rf 4 1 2 1
Robinson B. 3b 4 0 0 0 Charles 3b 4 0 0 0
Johnson 2b 4 0 1 0 Grote c 4 0 0 0
Etchebarren c 3 0 0 0 Weis 2b 4 1 1 1
Belanger ss 3 1 1 0 Koosman p 3 0 1 0
McNally p 2 1 1 2 - - - - -
Motton ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Watt p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 3 5 3 Total 32 5 7 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 x 5 7 0
Baltimore Orioles IP H R ER BB SO
McNally 7.0 5 3 3 2 6
Watt L(0-1) 1.0 2 2 1 0 1
Total 8.0 7 5 4 2 7
New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO
Koosman W(2-0) 9.0 5 3 3 1 5
Total 9.0 5 3 3 1 5

E–Powell (1), Watt (1). 2B–New York Koosman (1,off McNally); Jones (1,off Watt); Swoboda (1,off Watt). HR–Baltimore McNally (1,3rd inning off Koosman 1 on, 0 out); F Robinson (1,3rd inning off Koosman 0 on, 2 out), New York Clendenon (3,6th inning off McNally 1 on, 0 out); Weis (1,7th inning off McNally 0 on, 0 out). HBP–Jones (1,by McNally). SB–Agee (1,2nd base off McNally/Etchebarren). HBP–McNally (1,Jones). U–Lou DiMuro (AL), Lee Weyer (NL), Hank Soar (AL), Frank Secory (NL), Shag Crawford (NL), Larry Napp (AL). T–2:14. A–57,397.


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Baltimore Orioles Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Mark Belanger ss 5 15 3 0 0 0 2 1 .200 2 1 0
Paul Blair of 5 20 2 0 0 0 1 0 .100 2 5 1
Don Buford of 5 20 2 1 0 1 1 2 .100 2 4 0
Mike Cuellar p 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 .400 0 3 0
Clay Dalrymple ph 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0
Andy Etchebarren c 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Dick Hall p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ellie Hendricks c 3 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 1 0 0
Davey Johnson 2b 5 16 1 0 0 0 1 0 .063 2 1 0
Dave Leonhard p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dave May ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
Dave McNally p 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 .200 0 2 0
Curt Motton ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jim Palmer p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Boog Powell 1b 5 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 .263 1 4 0
Merv Rettenmund pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Pete Richert p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Brooks Robinson 3b 5 19 1 0 0 0 0 2 .053 0 3 0
Frank Robinson of 5 16 3 0 0 1 2 1 .188 4 3 0
Chico Salmon pr 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Eddie Watt p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 157 23 1 0 3 9 9 .146 15 28 1



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Baltimore Orioles Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Mike Cuellar 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 16.0 1.13 13 13 2 4
Dick Hall 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00 1 0 0 1
Dave Leonhard 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 4.50 1 1 1 1
Dave McNally 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 16.0 2.81 11 13 5 5
Jim Palmer 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 6.00 5 5 4 4
Pete Richert 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 0 0
Eddie Watt 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 3.00 4 3 1 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 10 5 2 0 0 43.0 2.72 35 35 13 15

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New York Mets Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Tommie Agee of 5 18 3 0 0 1 1 1 .167 2 5 1
Ken Boswell 2b 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 0 0 0
Don Cardwell p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ed Charles 3b 4 15 2 1 0 0 1 0 .133 0 2 0
Donn Clendenon 1b 4 14 5 1 0 3 4 4 .357 2 6 0
Duffy Dyer ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0
Wayne Garrett 3b 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0
Rod Gaspar of 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Gary Gentry p 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .333 0 2 0
Jerry Grote c 5 19 4 2 0 0 1 1 .211 1 3 0
Bud Harrelson ss 5 17 3 0 0 0 1 0 .176 3 4 0
Cleon Jones of 5 19 3 1 0 0 2 0 .158 0 1 0
Jerry Koosman p 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 .143 0 4 0
Ed Kranepool 1b 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 .250 0 0 0
J.C. Martin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Nolan Ryan p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Tom Seaver p 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Art Shamsky of 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ron Swoboda of 4 15 6 1 0 0 1 1 .400 1 3 0
Ron Taylor p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Al Weis 2b 5 11 5 0 0 1 1 3 .455 4 2 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 159 35 8 0 6 15 13 .220 15 35 1

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New York Mets Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Don Cardwell 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 0 0 0
Gary Gentry 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.2 0.00 3 4 0 5
Jerry Koosman 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 17.2 2.04 7 9 4 4
Nolan Ryan 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2.1 0.00 1 3 0 2
Tom Seaver 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 15.0 3.00 12 9 5 3
Ron Taylor 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2.1 0.00 0 3 0 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 9 5 2 2 0 45.0 1.80 23 28 9 15

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