Pumpsie Green – His New York Mets Career 1963

Pumpsie GreenThe Mets acquired third baseman Pumpsie Green from the Boston Red Sox on December 12, 1962 along with Tracy Stallard and Al Moran in exchange for Felix Mantilla.  Prior to coming to the Mets Green hit .246 in four seasons for the Red Sox.  He also was the first black player in Red Sox history.

Green would start the 1963 season with the Buffalo Bisons; the Mets triple A affiliate, before getting the call in September.  He made his Mets debut on September 4 as a pinch hitter for Galen Cisco against the St Louis Cardinals. For the record Green walked.  Pumpsie would finish out the season playing third base. He appeared in 17 games and hit .278 with a home run and five RBIs.  His one home run came on September 17, a two-run shot against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Green played the entire 1964 season and part of the 1965 season with the Buffalo Bisons before retiring as a player.

While with the Mets Green wore number 18.

Pumpsie Green also played for the Boston Red Sox from 1959-1962.

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