The Mets signed pitcher Dick Tidrow as a free agent prior to the 1984 season hoping he would give them a veteran presence in their bullpen. But it was obvious from the get go that he was not the same pitcher who at one time helped the Yankees win back to back World Series titles. After pitching a perfect inning in his Met debut on Opening Day against the Cincinnati Reds he struggled immensely. He would pitch in 11 games for the Mets allowing 25 hits and 16 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings. With his ERA at a whopping 9.19 the Mets had little choice but to cut ties and he was released on May 8th. It would be his last appearance in a Major League uniform.
While with the Mets Tidrow wore number 32.
Dick Tidrow also played for the following teams:
Cleveland Indians – 1972-1974
New York Yankees – 1974-1979
Chicago Cubs – 1979-1982
Chicago White Sox – 1983