Greatest Baseball Team Round 1 '69 Mets vs '51 Giants

About a computer simulated tournament to determine the greatest team of all-time, round one 1969 Mets versus the 1951 Giants.

1st Opening Game

1969 N.Y. METS NIP 1951 N.Y. GIANTS 4-3 IN 10TH INNING IN OPENER OF COMPUTERIZED TOURNEY

COMPUTER PARK--Tommy Agee's 10th inning double scored Bud Harrelson with the winning run as the 1969 New York Mets defeated the 1951 New York Giants, 4-3, in the opening game of a computerized tournament viewed by an estimated 5,500,000 on the NBC television network.

Agee's game-winning hit in the 10th followed walks to Harrelson and Tom Seaver, the winning pitcher, and came at the expense of loser George Spencer, last of 3 Giant pitchers. Spencer came on in the 10th in relief of Larry Jansen. Sal Maglie, the starting pitcher for the '51 Giants, worked 6 innings and was touched for 3 runs and 7 hits.

Willie Mays, the rookie centerfielder, solved Seaver for a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning to give the '51 Giants a shortlived lead. But after scoring a run in the 3rd, the Mets moved out front on Wayne Garrett's 2-run triple off Maglie.

The Giants tied it up in the 7th on a triple by Bobby Thomson and Eddie Stanky's single, one of 3 hits the 2nd baseman had off Seaver.

The box score follows:

1st Round--1st Game

1951 New York Giants AB R H RBI

Stanky 2B 4 0 3 1

Dark SS 5 0 0 0

Mueller RF 5 0 0 0

Irvin LF 4 0 0 0

Lockman 1B 4 0 1 0

Thomson 3B 3 2 1 0

Mays CF 4 1 2 2

Westrum C 4 0 0 0

Maglie P 1 0 0 0

Thompson PH 1 0 0 0

Jansen P 0 0 0 0

Rigney PH 1 0 0 0

Spencer P 0 0 0 0

Totals 36 3 7 3

1969 New York Mets AB R H RBI

Agee CF 4 2 2 1

Garrett 3B 5 0 2 2

Jones LF 5 0 2 1

Shamsky RF 5 0 1 0

Boswell 2B 4 0 1 0

Kranepool 1B 5 0 1 0

Grote C 5 0 0 0

Harrelson SS 3 1 2 0

Seaver P 3 1 2 0

Totals 39 4 13 4

1951 New York Giants 020 000 100 0-3

1969 New York Mets 001 002 000 1-4

None out when winning run scored

1951 New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO

Maglie 6 7 3 3 4 5

Jansen 3 5 0 0 0 2

Spencer (L.0-1) 0* 1 1 1 2 0

1969 New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO

Seaver (W.1-0) 10 7 3 2 3 6

* Pitched to 3 batters in 10th.

E.-Lockman, Kranepool. DP.-Mets, 2. LOB-Giants, 6 Mets, 13. 2B.-Stanky, Agee. 3B.-Garrett, Thomson, Kranepool. HR. Mays (1) SH.-Seaver. T.-0:00:15. A-1.

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