Jack Aker was a journeyman pitcher when the Mets purchased his contract from the Atlanta Braves on June 14, 1974. Aker made his Met debut two days latter pitching one inning of relief in the Mets 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed one run and one hit
Jack Aker recorded his first win as a Met on June 24th against the Chicago Cubs pitching two innings of scoreless relief as the Mets defeated the Cubs by a score of 5 to 4.
He would appear in 24 games for the Mets, finishing the season with a 2-1 record and 2 saves while posting a 3.48 ERA.
His stint with the Mets would be his last in the majors as the Mets released him following the season. But Jack Aker remained with the Mets organization managing in their minor league system with the Visalia Mets in 1975, Lynchburg Mets 1976-1980 and with the Tidewater Tides in 1981 and 1982.
While with the Mets Aker wore number 22.
Jack Aker also played for the following teams:
Kansas City A’s – 1964-1967
Oakland A’s – 1968
Seattle Pilots – 1969
New York Yankees – 1969-1972
Chicago Cubs – 1972,1973
Atlanta Braves – 1974