Todd Haney – His New York Mets Career 1998

Todd Haney’s Mets career was very brief and very uneventful and can be summed up with the phrase “O-fer.”  A career minor league who had a few brief stints in the majors with the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs he signed with the Mets as a free agent prior to the 1998 season and reported to the Norfolk Tides, the Mets top minor league club, where he hit .345 as a utility infielder.  Based on his success with the Tides Haney was promoted to the big club in September as the Mets made a push to reach the playoffs for the first time in ten years.  In his Met debut on September 8th Haney pinch hit for Lenny Harris in the Mets 16-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.  In his first at bat in the majors in two seasons Haney walked.  He stayed in the game to play leftfield and made one more plate appearance, flying out to right field.   Haney would appear in two more games for the Mets and make two more plate appearances as a pinch hitter but failed to get a hit or reach base.  In three games for the Mets Haney went 0 for 3. 

Todd Haney stayed in the Mets organization in 1999 spending the entire season with the Norfolk Tides where he hit .311.  It would be his last season a professional ball player.

While with the Mets Haney wore number 18.

Todd Haney also played for the following teams:
Montreal Expos – 1992
Chicago Cubs – 1994-1996

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