Astros in the Sky
The Deadball Era
Born: Aug 9, 1942
A chunky Alabamian, Agee debuted with the Indians in 1962, but his official rookie season was 1966, when he won AL Rookie of the Year honors after having been traded to the White Sox the year before.
He will be best remembered as the hero of Game 3 of the 1969 World Series for the "Miracle Mets." In that game, he hit a homer and made two spectacular catches in centerfield, saving five runs in all.
His career in decline, he was dealt to the Astros in 1973, batting .235 in 84 games, and would finish his career that same year with the Cardinals. For his 12-year career, he hit .255 with 130 homers.
Agee went on to establish the Outfielder's Lounge near Shea Stadium. He was felled by a heart attack on January 22, 2001, in New York City.