The Mets signed veteran shortstop Larry Bowa as a free agent on August 20, 1985. Bowa was a former All-Star and proven winner who the Mets were hoping could lend some veteran leadership during the stretch run as they battled the St Louis Cardinals for the National League Eastern title.
Bowa would appear in 14 games for the Mets and batted just .105 (2 for 19) with two RBIs as the Mets fell short in their attempt to win the division.
Bowa retired following the 1985 season.
While with the Mets Bowa wore number 2.
Larry Bowa also played for the following teams:
Philadelphia Phillies – 1970-1981
Chicago Cubs – 1982-1985