Greg Harris – His New York Mets Career 1981

Greg HarrisAfter spending 4 seasons in the minors right-handed pitcher Greg Harris made his Major League debut with the Mets on May 20,1981 against the San Francisco Giants.  As the starting pitcher, he threw 6 innings and allowed 4 hits and 2 runs but earned a no decision as the Mets won 4-3.  He earned his first career win in his next start against the Philadelphia Phillies. For the season, he appeared in 16 game, 14 as a starter, and posted a 3-5 record with a save and a 4.46. ERA.  His one save came on August 10 when he pitched a scoreless 13th inning to preserve the 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Following the season Harris was traded to the Cincinnati Reds along with Alex Trevino and Jim Kern for George Foster.

While with the Mets Harris wore number 20.

Greg Harris also played for the following teams:
Cincinnati Reds – 1982,1983
San Diego Padres – 1984
Montreal Expos – 1984,1995
Texas Rangers – 1985-1987
Philadelphia Phillies – 1988,1989
Boston Red Sox – 1989-1994
New York Yankees – 1994

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

Advertisements

Ray Searage – His New York Mets Career 1981

Ray SearageAfter spending three seasons in the minors, left-handed pitcher Ray Searage made his Major League debut with the Mets on June 11,1981 against the Cincinnati Reds.  He pitched the final two innings and allowed 3 hits and no runs but the Mets lost 5-2.  Searage would have to wait another 2 months to make his next appearance as the next day the players went on strike and would not return until August.   

On August 11th, he earned his first career win against the Chicago Cubs when he pitched 2 scoreless inning of relief.  On September 9th, he earned his first career save when he retired all 5 batters he faced to preserve the Mets 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Overall Searage appeared in 26 games, all out of the bullpen.  He posted a 1-0 record with 1 save 3.68 ERA. 

Following the season, the Mets traded Searage to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Tom Veryzer.

While with the Mets Searage wore number 44.

Ray Searage also played for the following teams:
Milwaukee Brewers – 1984-1986
Chicago White Sox – 1986,1987
Los Angeles Dodgers – 1989,1990

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

 

Jon Rauch – His New York Mets Career 2012

Jon RauchThe Mets signed veteran right-handed reliever Jon Rauch as a free agent prior to the 2012 season.  At 6’11’’ he has the distinction of being the tallest player in MLB history.  He made his Met debut on Opening Day against the Atlanta Braves pitching a perfect 1-2-3 8th inning to help preserve the Mets 1-0 victory.  He earned his first win as a Met on April 9th against the Washington Nationals and would finish the month of April with a 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA in 12 appearances.   On May 8th, he earned his first save as a Met against the Philadelphia Phillies.   He would go on to appear in 73 games, all out of the bullpen, posting a 3-7 record with 4 saves and a 3.59 ERA.

Following the season, he signed as a free agent with the Miami Marlins.

While with the Mets Rauch wore number 60.

Jon Rauch also played for the following teams:
Chicago White Sox – 2002,2004
Montreal Expos – 2004
Washington Nationals – 2005-2008
Arizona Diamondbacks – 2008,2009
Minnesota Twins – 2009,2010
Toronto Blue Jays – 2011
Miami Marlins – 2013

 Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

Brandon Knight – His New York Mets Career 2008

Brandon KnightThe Mets signed right-handed pitcher Brandon Knight as a free agent on May 29, 2008.  After starting out in the minors, Knight made his Met debut on July 26 against the St. Louis Cardinals.  As the starting pitcher, he threw 5 innings and allowed 7 hits and 4 runs in a game the Mets would lose 10-8 in 14 innings.  After the game, he went back down to the minors returning to the Mets in September.  He made three appearances in September 2 out of the bullpen and 1 as a starter.  He was the starting pitcher on September 17 against the Washington Nationals, he allowed 2 runs over 5 innings to earn the win.   It would be his last appearance with the Mets as he was released following the season. In his 4 appearances Knight posted a 1-0 record with a 5.25 ERA.

While with the Mets Knight wore numbers 28 and 44.

Brandon Knight also played for the New York Yankees 2001,2002.

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

 

 

Tim Stauffer – His New York Mets Career 2015

Tim StaufferThe Mets signed right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer to a minor league contract on August 1, 2015.  He spent the month of August in the minors for the Triple A Las Vegas 51s where he posted a 4-1 record with a 2.48 ERA in 8 starts.  He was called up to New York in September and made his Met debut on September 13 against the Atlanta Braves; he pitched 1 inning out of the bullpen and allowed 2 runs in the Mets 10-7 victory.  He appeared in 4 more game pitching a total of 5 2/3 innings with a 7.94 ERA. 

He was designated for assignment following the season and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

While with the Mets Stauffer wore number 54.

Tim Stauffer also played for the following teams:
San Diego Padres – 2005-2007, 2009-2014
Minnesota Twins – 2015

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

Rick Trlicek – His New York Mets Career 1996,1997

Rick TrlicekThe Mets signed right-handed pitcher Rick Trlicek as a free agent on March 28, 1996. He initially reported to the minors appearing in 62 games and posting a 4-5 record with the Norfolk Tides before getting called up to New York in September.  He made his Met debut on September 14th against the Atlanta Braves.  He threw two innings of scoreless relief in the Mets 6-5 victory.  He appeared in 4 more games and posted a 0-1 record with a 3.38 ERA.

Trlicek was placed on waivers after the season and was claimed by the Boston Red Sox.  However, he returned to the Mets on May 12, 1997 when the Red Sox traded him for fellow pitcher Toby Borland.  He appeared in 9 games, throwing a total of 9 innings, and posted a 0-0 record with a 8.00 ERA before an arm injury ended his season.

Trlicek returned to the Mets in 1998 but spent the entire season in the minors posting a 2-2 record with a 6.08 ERA in 19 games. 

In 14 games for the Mets over two seasons Trlicek went 0-1 with a 6.28 ERA.

While with the Mets Trlicek wore number 34 in 1996 and number 50 in 1997.

Rick Trlicek also played for the following teams:
Toronto Blue Jays – 1992
Los Angeles Dodgers – 1993
Boston Red Sox – 1994,1997

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

 

 

 

 

Bobby Klaus – His New York Mets Career 1964,1965

Bobby KlausThe Mets purchased the contract of infielder Bobby Klaus from the Cincinnati Reds on July 19,1964.  He was brought over to fill-in at second base for an injured Ron Hunt.  He made his Met debut on July 30 as the starting second baseman and leadoff hitter, he went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.  He would than go on to hit safely in 7 out of his next 10 games, batting .302 over that span.  When Hunt returned from his injury Klaus shifted to third base.

For the season Klaus appeared in 56 games and batted .244 with 2 home runs and 11 RBIs.  Some of the highlights of his season included a 4 for 6 performance in the Mets 12-4 victory over the Phillies on August 16.  On August 23 against the Cubs his 7th inning home run broke a 3-3 tie and paved the way for the Mets victory.

Klaus spent the entire 1965 season with the Mets appearing in 119 games, he hit just .191 with 2 home runs and 12 RBIs.  The highlight of his season came on April 15 when he hit a 10th inning walk off home against the Houston Astro.

Following the season Klaus was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Wayne Graham and Jimmie Schaffer for Dick Stuart.  In 175 games for the Mets he hit .213 with 4 home runs and 23 RBIs.

While with the Mets Klaus wore number 6.

Bobby Klaus also played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1964.

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

 

Tom Wilson – His New York Mets Career 2004

The Mets signed catcher Tom Wilson as a free agent on May 12, 2004.  He made his Met debut on June 16th against the Cleveland Indians as a pinch hitter for pitcher Mike Stanton; he grounded into a fielder’s choice.  He appeared in 3 more games for the Mets before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 17,2004.  He started one game on June 27th against the Yankees and recorded his only hit as a Met, a second inning single.

While with the Mets Wilson wore number 6.

Tom Wilson also played for the following teams:
Oakland A’s – 2001
Toronto Blue Jays – 2002,2003
Los Angeles Dodgers – 2004

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia 

 

Frank Tanana – His New York Mets Career 1993

Frank TananaThe Mets signed veteran left-handed pitcher and former all-star Frank Tanana as a free agent on December 10, 1992. He made his Met debut on April 17,1993 against the Cincinnati Reds.  As the starting pitcher, he allowed 1 run over 6 innings to earn the win.  He won his next game as well throwing 8 innings and once again allowing just 1 run.  However, it would take him over a month to win his third game.  Overall Tanana started 29 games for the Mets posting a 7-15 record with a 4.48 ERA. 

On September 17, the Mets traded Tanana to the Yankees in exchange for Kenny Greer.  At the time, the Yankees were in the midst of a pennant race and were looking for an extra arm for the stretch run,

1993 would be the last season of Tanana’s 20-year career.

While with the Mets Tanana wore number 29.

Frank Tanana also played for the following teams:
California Angels – 1973-1980
Boston Red Sox – 1981
Texas Rangers – 1982-1985
Detroit Tigers – 1985-1992
New York Yankees – 1993

Click Here for Mets Memorabilia

 

Gerald Williams – His New York Mets Career 2004,2005

Gerald WilliamsGerald Williams, a 12-year veteran outfielder, was signed by the Mets as a free agent on April 23, 2004.  He immediately reported to the AAA Norfolk Tides where he hit .305 with 7 home runs.  He was called up to New York in June and made his Met debut on June 9 in an interleague game against the Minnesota Twins. As the starting leftfielder, he homered off Johan Santana the eventual AL Cy Young Award winner but the Mets lost 5-3.    He would appear in 57 games for the Mets 2004 and hit .233 with 4 home runs and 11 RBIs.  His most productive game came on August 19th against the Colorado Rockies when had 3 hits including a two-run home run as the Mets won 10-3.

Williams started the 2005 season in the minors before being called up in June.  As a fourth outfielder and pinch hitter he appeared in 39 games.  He hit .233 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs.  His only home run came on August 13 in the Mets 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2005 would not only be Williams last with the Mets it was his last in the Majors.  In 96 games with the Mets he hit .233 with 5 home runs and 14 RBIs.

While with the Mets Williams wore number 6 in 2004 and 21 in 2005.

Gerald Williams also played for the following teams:
New York Yankees – 1992-1996,2001,2002
Milwaukee Brewers – 1996,1997
Atlanta Braves – 1998,1999
Tampa Bay Devil Rays – 2000,2001
Florida Marlins – 2003

 Click Here for Mets Memorabilia