Today we hop into the wayback machine to watch something that happened on this date in 1969. It was Game 3 of the World Series, a series in which the Mets and Baltimore Orioles were even at a game apiece. With Jim Palmer on the mound facing Gary Gentry, it was the Mets who would strike first off of the Orioles Hall of Famer. Center fielder Tommie Agee had a day to remember, as he socked a leadoff home run to straightaway center, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead they would never relinquish. On the day, the Mets put up 5 runs in total but the victory wouldn't have been assured had it not been for a pair of unbelievable catches made by Agee later on in the game, one on the warning track in left center field and the other in right center field. Agee's catches saved multiple runs and helped the Mets shutout the O's 5-0 at Shea Stadium, putting them ahead in the series 2-1 en route to the franchise's first World Series championship. Hopefully we'll see Juan Lagares roaming center field in a similar manner en route to another ring in the near future.
WATCH: Mets center fielder Tommie Agee hits a home run and makes two excellent catches in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series
Game 3 of the 1969 World Series was highlighted by the outstanding play of center fielder Tommie Agee, first with his bat and then twice with his glove.