Lead Story - 1/24/2020
New York Mr. Mets - Season 16 World Series ChampionsThe New York Mr. Mets won the Season 16 World Series 4 games to 1 over the Baltimore Birds.
The Mets needed their rally caps to take game 1. The Mets scored first on a sacrifice fly RBI by Buster Posey. The Birds took the lead in the 4th on an RBI Single by Hack Wilson and a sacrifice fly by Willie Mays. Carrying the lead, 3-1, into the 9th, disaster struck the Birds’ bullpen. Dellin Betances, who has been spectacular all year out of the pen, never gained control. He gave up 1 run on a leadoff single, 3 wild pitches and 2 walks. It didn’t go any better for Lee Smith who gave up the tying run on another wild pitch. Bobby Veach drove in the winning run on an infield single, and the Mets literally walked away with the victory 4-3.
JR Richard took the mound for the Mets in game 2, and got the complete game win, shutting out the Birds on 4 hits and 6 strike outs. Ted Williams drove in all 3 Mets runs. The first on a 3rd inning sacrifice fly, and hit a 2 run homer in the 5th, giving the Mets a 3-0 victory and a 2 game series lead.
The Mets continued their pitching dominance in game 3. Don Wilson took the mound, and once again shut out the Birds, scattering 4 hits in 8 innings. The Mets got their first run in the 4th, on an RBI ground out by West. In the 7th, the Mets added 3 more runs behind a 2 run double by Nomar Garciaparra, and took the game 4-0.
The Birds needed to get a win, and got it in a Game 4 marathon. The Birds took a 4-2 lead in the 4th on a 2 RBI triple by Hack Wilson. The Mets tied the game in the 7th when Williams scored on a sacrifice fly. Josh Hamilton hit a walk off, lead-off Home Run in the 13th inning to give the Birds life with a 5-4 victory.
The Mets’ staff got back to business in game 5. Cy Morgan took the mound and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, giving the Mets the Season 16 World Championship. The Birds jumped on top with 2 runs in the first on a triple by Willie Mays. The Mets tied the game in the 3rd and took the lead in the 7th on a double by Ted Williams. The Mets took control of the game in the 8th on another RBI double by Williams, and took the game 7-2.
Bernie Williams took the Series MVP, scoring 5 runs, batting .389 with a 1.11 OPS, with 2 doubles.
Willie Mays led the Birds on offense batting .263 with a .842 OPS, with 1 double and 1 triple.
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