We wish happy birthday to Ron Swoboda who was born in Baltimore on this day in 1944 . He came up with the Mets in 1965 and showed power as a young hitter with 19 Hrs and 50 RBI in his rookie year. Ron never came close to that number again.
Swoboda's place in baseball history was game 4 of the 1969 World Series against Baltimore. He made an unbelievable catch on a line drive by Brooks Robinson. The Mets went on to win the Series:
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