Ron Swoboda

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Birthday
30, 1944
Birthplace
Maryland
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Maryland

About

Retired major league outfielder who won the 1969 World Series as a member of the so-called "Miracle Mets." He is remembered for his spectacular catch in game four the series, a moment which has been immortalized with a statue at Citi Field.

Before Fame

He played at the University of Maryland and signed with the Mets for $35,000 in 1963.

Trivia

He and other members of the 1969 Mets appeared as themselves on an episode of the popular sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" in 1999.

Family Life

He married a woman named Cecilia in 1965. They have children named Brian and Ron.

Associated With

His famous defensive play in the 1969 World Series was the result of a hit by Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson.