Prior to the 1979 season the Mets signed right-handed pitcher Wayne Twitchell as a free agent. A former All-Star with the Phillies Twitchell was nearing the end of his career when the Mets signed him.
Twitchell made his Met debut on April 7 against the Chicago Cubs. He pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed 2 runs in the Mets 9-4 victory. Twitchell would go on to appear in 33 games for the Mets in 1979 posting a 5-3 record with a 5.23. All but two of his appearances were out of the bullpen.
On August 19, the Mets sold Twitchell to the Seattle Mariners where he finished out the season.
While with the Mets Twitchell wore number 36.
Wayne Twitchell also played for the following teams:
Milwaukee Brewers – 1970
Philadelphia Phillies – 1971-1977
Montreal Expos – 1977,1978
Seattle Mariners – 1979