Greatest Baseball Team Round 2 '61 Yankees vs. '69 Mets

About a computer simulated tournament to determine the greatest baseball team of all-time, semifinals 1961 Yankees vs. 1969 Mets including recap and box score.

1st Semifinal Game

'61 N.Y. YANKS BEAT '69 N.Y. METS

COMPUTER PARK--The 1961 New York Yankees advanced to the finals of NBC's computer baseball tournament when they pushed across a run in the 9th inning to defeat the 1969 New York Mets, 2-1.

The Yankees scored the winning run after Yogi Berra opened the 9th with a single and was forced at 2nd by Bill Skowron. Skowron moved to 2nd on Clete Boyer's infield out and tallied on winning pitcher Whitey Ford's run-scoring single.

The Mets got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning. Ron Swoboda singled, stole 2nd and came in on Jerry Grote's RBI single. The Yankees evened it on Roger Maris' leadoff homer in the 4th.

Ford went all the way to pick up his 2nd victory in the computer series. The Yankee lefthander allowed 8 hits, fanned 4 and walked 2. Tom Seaver permitted only 6 hits but absorbed the loss.

The box score follows:

1st Game--Semifinal Round

1969 New York Mets AB R H RBI

Agee CF 4 0 2 0

Harrelson SS 4 0 1 0

Jones LF 4 0 1 0

Clendenon 1B 4 0 0 0

Swoboda RF 3 1 1 0

Charles 3B 3 0 0 0

Grote C 4 0 2 1

Weis SS 4 0 1 0

Seaver P 3 0 0 0

Totals 33 1 8 1

1961 New York Yankees AB R H RBI

Richardson 2B 3 0 0 0

Kubek SS 3 0 0 0

Maris RF 3 1 1 1

Mantle CF 4 0 0 0

Howard, C 4 0 1 0

Berra LF 4 0 2 0

Skowron 1B 4 1 0 0

Boyer 3B 3 0 1 0

Ford P 2 0 1 1

Totals 30 2 6 2

1969 New York Mets 010 000 000-1

1961 New York Yankees 000 100 001-2

Two out when winning run scored

1969 New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO

Seaver (L. 1-1) 8 2/3 6 2 2 5 6

1961 New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO

Ford (W.2-0) 9 8 1 1 2 4

LOB--Mets 8, Yankees 8

DP-Yankees 1. 2B-Berra. 3B-Swoboda. HR-Maris. SB-Swoboda. S-Boyer. T.-0:00:15.

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