After spending 8 seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization, the Mets drafted catcher John Sullivan in the 1966 Rule 5 draft. Sullivan made his Met debut on April 15th, 1967 and would go on to spend the season as the backup catcher to Jerry Grote. He appeared in 65 games and hit just .218 while driving in six runs. Three of those six RBIs came in one game on July 25th against the San Francisco Giants.
Following the season, the Mets sold Sullivan’s contract to the Philadelphia Phillies.
While with the Mets Sullivan wore number 20.
John Sullivan also played for the following teams:
Detroit Tigers – 1963-1965
Philadelphia Phillies – 1968