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MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 2 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

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 the ’69  Orioles squad was considered to be one of the finest ever…..so, this World Series win earned the New Yorkers the moniker “The Miracle Mets”….as they had risen from the depths of mediocrity….for the 1969 team had the first winning record in Mets history.

Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman pitched six innings of no-hit ball….while trying to match Don Larsen’s World Series no-hit feat…..while Donn Clendenon provided him a slim lead with a home run in the 4th inning…..however, Koosman lost both the no-hitter and the lead in the 7th as O’s Paul Blair singled, stole second, and scored on a single by Brooks Robinson….but that was it for the Orioles’ offense….as the Mets pushed across a run in the top of the 9th on back-to-back-to-back singles by Ed Charles, Jerry Grote, and Al Weis….with the latter scoring Charles.

Koosman had trouble finishing the game….while issuing two-out walks in the bottom of the 9th to Frank Robinson and Boog Powell….so, Ron Taylor came on to retire Brooks Robinson for the final out and earn the save.

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