Looking to bolster their offensive attack for a late season push toward the postseason the Mets purchased speedy outfielder Jermaine Allensworth from the Kansas City Royals on August 10th, 1998. Allensworth paid immediate dividends in his first start with the Mets on August 11th. He doubled in his first at bat on his way to a 2 for 4 game with an RBI and a run scored in the Mets 8 to 3 victory over the St Louis Cardinals. Unfortunately that was pretty much the highlight of his season as he batted just .204 down the stretch as the Mets missed the playoffs.
Allensworth started the 1999 season with the Mets but the results were pretty much the same as he hit just .219 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI’s over 40 games. With Allensworth providing very little production the Mets optioned him to the Norfolk Tides, their triple A affiliate, where he finished out the season.
The Mets traded Allensworth to the Boston Red Sox in the off-season for another outfielder Jon Nunnally. In 74 games for the Mets Jermaine Allensworth hit .213 with 5 homers and 13 RBI’s.
While with the Mets Allensworth wore number 23 in 1998 and 46 in 1999.
Jermaine Allensworth also played for the following teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates – 1996-1998
Kansas City Royals – 1998