Chip Ambres – His New York Mets Career 2007


Chip AmbresChip Ambres spent one weekend with the Mets in 2007 appearing in three games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and was the hero of the third game he played in before being shipped back to the minors. Chip Ambres, a career minor leaguer who had a brief cup of coffee with the Kansas City Royals in 2005, would spend one season in the Mets system before leaving as a free agent.  Ambres spent the majority of the 2007 season with the New Orleans Zephyrs where he hit .274 with 21 home runs and 71 RBIs.  He was called up to the show in July and made his Met debut on July 20th. 

Ambres went just 1-3 with the Mets but his one hit was a big one as it knocked in the game-winning run in the 10th inning in the Mets 5-4 victory on July 22nd.    It would be his last appearance with the Mets, as he was sent back to New Orleans the next day.

After finishing out the season with the Zephyrs, Ambres signed with the San Diego Padres in the off-season.  He appeared briefly for the Padres in 2008 but spent the rest of his career bouncing around the minors, including another stop with the Mets. He played in 80 games for the Buffalo Bisons, the Mets top farm club, in 2009 before retiring.  In 80 games for the Bisons Ambres hit .263 with 9 home runs and 40 RBIs.

While with the Mets Ambres wore number 36

Chip Ambres also played for the Kansas City Royals in 2005 and the San Diego Padres in 2008.

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