Dennis Bennett – His New York Mets Career 1967

dennis-bennettLeft handed pitcher Dennis Bennett was a six-year veteran who had a 42 and 41 lifetime record with the Phillies and Red Sox when the Mets acquired him from Boston on June 24,1967 in exchange for an Al Yates, a minor-league outfielder.

Bennett made his Mets debut three days later on June 27th earning a no decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Mets 5-2 victory.  Bennett would pitch two more games before earning his first Mets win on July 16th, pitching seven strong innings against the St Louis Cardinals.  He would appear in four more games for the Mets before being demoted to the Jacksonville Suns, the Mets Triple A affiliate.  He finished out the season in Jacksonville posting a 2-2 record in six starts.  Bennett returned to Jacksonville to start the 1968, after pitching in just two games, the Mets sold his contract to the Chicago Cubs.

Dennis Bennett pitched in eight games for the Mets in 1967 posting a 1-1 record with a 5.13 ERA in 26 1/3 innings pitched. 

While with the Mets Bennett wore number 38.

Dennis Bennett also played for the following teams:
Philadelphia Phillies – 1962-1964
Boston Red Sox – 1965-1967
California Angels – 1968

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