Norm Sherry – His New York Mets Career 1963

norm-sherryCatcher Norm Sherry was purchased by the Mets from the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 11, 1962.  He spent the entire 1963 season serving primarily as their backup catcher.

Sherry made his Mets debut on April 11, 1963 as their starting catcher and went 1 for 3 at the plate.  It would be one of only 20 hits Sherry would record on the season as he struggled mightily at the plate.  Overall, he appeared in 63 games, 52 as a starter and hit just .136 with 2 home runs and 11 RBIs.

Despite his struggles at the plate Sherry was a very effective backstop, in his one season with the Mets he posted a .980 fielding percentage while throwing out 51% of would be base stealers.

Sherry spent the entire 1964 season with the Mets top minor league club the Buffalo Bisons where he hit .232 in 100 games.  The Mets released Sherry following the 1964 season.

While with the Mets Sherry wore number 5.

Norm Sherry also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1959-1962.

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