Mike Bishop, who had spent seven seasons in the California Angels minor league system without sniffing the majors, signed as a free agent with the Mets on January 10, 1983. On April 16 against the St. Louis Cardinals he finally made his Major League debut as the Mets starting catcher, he went 0-3 with two strikeouts. Bishop made two more starts for the Mets before being sent back down to the minors where he finished out the season. During his second start, he recorded his only major league hit, a second inning double against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In his three starts for the Mets Bishop batted .125 (1 for 8).
While with the Mets Bishop wore number 11.