Joe Nolan – His New York Mets Career 1972

joe nolanThe Mets drafted catcher Joe Nolan in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft.  He spent four seasons in the Mets minor league system before getting the call as a September call-up in 1972.  He made his Major League debut on September 21 as the Mets starting catcher and went 0 for 4.  He would appear in three more games for the Mets but failed to get a hit in 10 plate appearances.  Nolan returned to the minors in 1973 and spent the next two seasons playing for the Tidewater Tides, the Mets Triple A affiliate. 

The Mets finally cut ties with Nolan in 1975 when they traded him to the Atlanta Braves for Leo Foster.  After leaving the Mets Nolan would go on to enjoy a ten-year Major League career.

While with the Mets Nolan wore number 35.

Joe Nolan also played for following teams:

Atlanta Braves – 1975, 1977-1980
Cincinnati Reds – 1980,1981
Baltimore Orioles – 1982-1985




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