Over a 10-year span, Weis played in 800 big league games for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. In 1,578 at bats, he hit .219 with seven home runs. From 1964-1966 he was the White Sox starting second baseman. His best year came in 1965 when he hit .296 in 103 games.
In Game 5 of the 1969 World Series between Weis’ Mets team and the Baltimore Orioles, the light-hitting Weis sent a Dave McNally pitch out of Shea Stadium in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3. New York went on to win the game and the series with two runs in the eighth. The home run capped an incredible series for Weis, who hit .455 against Baltimore. He was given the Babe Ruth Award, for his postseason performance.
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Al Weis – career stats