Well, the Mets had an opponent who liked to hit tape measure shots - and hit balls over roofs. One Willie Stargell. Willie hit SO MANY more homers against the Mets! And he hit more homers over the right field roof in Forbes Field than anyone else - combined. In other words, he was pretty good.
In 1969, the very next day after the titanic blast by Swoboda secured the win, this surreal talent came face to face with one Tug McGraw. In the second game. The Mets behind Jerry Koosman had shut out the Bucs in game 1, 1-0. Shut out the hard-hitting Bucs in their own park. In the 2nd game, in the 9th, they led also – and also by 1-0 after 8 shutout innings by Don Cardwell. Impossible. Miraculous.
Little problem – Matty Alou got on via the bunt (was anyone ever better at bunting than Mateo?) and Stargell had to be disposed of. Like disposing of dynamite. Proceed with care.
Despite McGraw’s best efforts, Stargell promptly launched one to center. Deep. Very Deep. Did I mention DEEP?? It was 458 feet deep in that section. Where Agee was playing probably would have had him standing behind the center field fence if it were in Shea, so when it was hit, he had time to get there and stand and wait for it - with his back to the wall - and reel it in!