Lou Klimchock – His New York Mets Career 1966

lou-klimchockLou Klimchock was a journeyman utility player whom the Mets acquired from the Milwaukee Braves on September 25, 1965.  He made his Mets debut on April 17, 1966 as a pinch hitter for pitcher Tug McGraw, he struck out.  Klimchock would make four more appearances for the Mets all as a pinch hitter but failed to get a hit going 0-5.  The Mets sent him down to the minors in the middle of May where he finished out the season playing for the Jacksonville Suns. While there he hit .230 with 11 home runs and 52 RBIs.

Following the season, he was traded by the Mets to the Cleveland Indians.

While with the Mets Klimchock wore number 6.

Lou Klimchock also played for the following teams:
Kansas City A’s – 1958-1961
Milwaukee Braves – 1962-1965
Washington Senators – 1963
Cleveland Indians – 1968-1970

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