The New York Mets drafted left-handed pitcher Randy Myers in the first round of the 1982 amateur draft with the 9th overall pick. After spending 4 seasons in the Mets minor league system, Myers made his Major League debut on October 6, 1985. He pitched the final 2 innings of the season and allowed no runs and no hits while striking out two as the Mets lost 2-1 to the Montreal Expos.
Myers started the 1986 season in the minors before getting recalled in July, he would appear in 10 games for the Mets and finished with a 0-0 record and 4.22 ERA.
In 1987 Myers became a regular member of the Mets bullpen serving mainly as a setup man. In 54 games Myers won 3 and lost 6 while also saving another 6 games. His first major league win came on July 1 against the St Louis Cardinals.
In 1988, following the trade of Jesse Orosco, Myers became the Mets full-time closer and helped them reach the postseason by saving a team best 26 games. Myers also won another 7 games and posted a 1.72 ERA. During the postseason, Myers won 2 games during the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers but the Mets lost the series in 7 games.
Myers returned as the Mets closer in 1989 and once again led the team in saves with 24 while posting a 7-4 record and 2.35 ERA. But following the season the Mets decided to trade Myers to the Cincinnati Reds for John Franco; the Reds all-star closer who was more of a finesse pitcher as opposed to the flamethrower that Myers was.
During his Mets career Randy Myers appeared in 185 games and posted a 17 -13 record with 56 saves and a 2.74 ERA.
While with the Mets Myers wore number 48.
Randy Myers also played for the following teams:
Cincinnati Reds – 1990,1991
San Diego Padres – 1992,1998
Chicago Cubs – 1993-1995
Baltimore Orioles – 1996,1997
Toronto Blue Jays – 1998