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Place: Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York.
Date: October 14, 1969
Event: World Series, Game 3.
Nolan Ryan is about to throw a curve ball past Paul Blair of the Baltimore Orioles to end the third game of the World Series. The win gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in games. Two days later, the Mets captured their very first World Series championship.
This was the very first first World Series game every played at Shea Stadium. Ryan pitched in relief of Gary Gentry, who was credited with the victory. The game is best remembered for Tommie Agee's two spectacular catches. Agee also homered in the first inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.