Mike Cubbage was a 7-year veteran 3rd baseman when the Mets signed him as a free agent prior to the 1981 season. Cubbage served mainly as pinch hitter for the Mets during the 1981 season but with very little success, he hit just .212 for the year. In fact, the highlight of his season came in his last at-bat when he hit his only home run of the year during the last game of the season. It turned out to be his last at bat of his career. Cubbage went to spring training with the Mets in 1982 but was released prior to the start of the season.
Following his playing career Cubbage went on to enjoy a career as minor league manager and major league coach. He managed for seven seasons in the Mets minor league system from 1983 to 1989 before becoming a Met coach in 1990. He served in that capacity for seven seasons and even was named interim manager at the end of the 1991 season following the firing of Bud Harrelson. He managed the team for 7 games and finished with a 3-4 record.
While playing for the Mets Cubbage wore number 3.
Mike Cubbage also played for the following teams:
Texas Rangers – 1974-1976
Minnesota Twins – 1976-1980