Tucker Ashford, a journeyman utility infielder, was acquired from the Yankees on April 18, 1983. He made his Mets debut on May 6th the same day another Met made his debut, a fellow by the name of Darryl Strawberry. As the starting 3rd baseman he went 0 for 3. Strawberry would go on to become one the most popular and successful players in franchise history. Ashford would go on to have a rather uneventful career with the Mets playing in just 35 games in 1983 hitting just .179 while driving in 2 runs. Following the season Ashford was traded to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for pitcher Tom Edens.
While with the Mets Ashford wore number 11.
Tucker Ashford also played for the following teams:
San Diego Padres – 1975-1978
Texas Rangers – 1980
New York Yankees – 1981
Kansas City Royals – 1984
Ashford also managed in the Mets minor league system from 1985-1988.