No. 4: Tommie Agee to the rescue (1969 World Series, Game 3)

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Friday, October 16, 2015
Tommie Agee hits the ground but not before he clutches Paul Blair's fly ball for the third out in the seventh inning World Series game in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1969.
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tommie Agee was the Mets center fielder on the 1969 World Series championship team, and his performance in Game 3 was one of the biggest reasons they were able to win the title.

Agee led off the game with a home run, providing the first offense in a 5-0 victory, but it was his two run-saving catches in the field that preserved the lead.

With the Mets up 3-0 in the fourth, Baltimore put two on with two outs before Elrod Hendricks lifted a fly ball to deep left center. Agee's backhanded catch at the warning track, with the ball landing on top of his glove, ended the threat.

Three innings later, the Orioles loaded the bases with two outs when Paul Blair ripped a Nolan Ryan pitch to right center. Agee's diving grab saved three runs.

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