The New York Mets drafted left-handed pitcher Jesse Hudson in the 11th round of the 1967 amateur draft. After spending three seasons in the Mets minor league system, Hudson finally got his chance to pitch for the big club as a September call up in 1969. On September 19th against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Shea Stadium Hudson was brought into to pitch the 8th inning with the Mets trailing 7-0. He finished out the game allowing one run and two hits, but did manage to strikeout future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell. It would be Hudson’s only appearance in a Major League uniform. He pitched one more season in the minors for the Mets before retiring after the 1970 season. In four seasons in the minors Hudson won 30 games while losing 23 with 2.51 ERA.
While with the Mets Jesse Hudson wore number 38.