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Tommie Lee Agee

  • Birth 9 Aug 1942 Magnolia, Marengo County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 2001 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 23367

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League Baseball for 12 seasons (1962 to 1973) as an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals. Best known for being a integral part of the 1969 "Miracle Mets" Championship team, he broke in with the White Sox in 1962, but played very sparingly for them at the end of the next 3 seasons. Becoming a starter in 1966, he responded by having a successful first full season, leading all American League outfielders in putouts, winning a Gold Glove award, and garnering the American League "Rookie of the Year" award. He was named to the American League All-Star team that year, as well as the next year. After the 1967 season he was traded to the Mets with Al Weis for outfielder Tommy Davis and pitchers Jack Fisher and Billy Wynne. In 1969 he helped the Mets to their first First Place finish, and hit two home runs in the inaugural National League Championship series to help the Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves and advance to the World Series in only their ninth year of existence. Although he would only bat .167 in the World Series against the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles, he would help the Mets win Game 3 with a leadoff home run (hit off future Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer) and two spectacular catches that would come to rank with some of the best and most memorable in World Series history. His contributions helped the Mets win the Series 4 games to 1. He would play three more seasons with the Mets, winning a Gold Glove in 1970 (making him the first non-pitcher to win one in each League). He split his last year, 1973, between the Astros and Cardinals before retiring. He ended his career with totals of 1,129 games, 999 hits, 130 home runs and a .255 batting average.

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Loving husband father and brother
Tommie L. Agee
August 9, 1942 - January 22, 2001
Legend, champion, friend, on and off the field


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommie Lee Agee (9 Aug 1942–22 Jan 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23367, citing Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .