Today’s question: Just seven years after joining the National League in 1962, the New York Mets won the 1969 World Series beating the Baltimore Orioles. The player who caught the last batted ball of the 1969 World Series was also the player who led the team in hitting that year with a .340 batting average, although he was only a lifetime .281 hitter. Who had this career season?
Yesterday’s answer: The Cardinals defeated the New York Yankees 7-5 in the seventh game of the 1964 World Series and the Boston Red Sox 7-2 in game seven of the 1967 World Series. Bob Gibson was the winning pitcher in both deciding games and Lou Brock went a combined 4-of-8 in both seventh games with an RBI.