Right-handed pitcher Mark Bomback was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers on October 26, 1979 in exchange for fellow pitcher Dwight Bernard At the time of the trade Bomback was a 9-year minor league veteran who and had just 1 2/3 innings of major league experience.
Bomback started out the 1980 season in the Met bullpen before being moved into the starting rotation at the end of April. In his first start with the Mets on April 23 he earned his first major league victory by allowing just 1 run over 7 innings. He followed that up by pitching a complete game 2 hit shutout against the eventual World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
By the middle of August Bomback was the most effective pitcher on the Mets staff as his record stood at 9-3. But he stumbled down the stretch and finished the season with a 10-8 record and 4.09 ERA. His 10 victories led the staff.
1980 would be Bomback’s only season with the Mets as he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays during the off-season in exchange for pitcher Charlie Puleo.
While with the Mets Bomback wore number 36.
Mark Bomback also played for the following teams:
Milwaukee Brewers – 1978
Toronto Blue Jays – 1981, 1982