The Mets purchased left-handed pitcher Gerry Arrigo from the Cincinnati Reds in May 20, 1966. He made his Met debut two days later pitching three innings of relief in the Mets 5-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. On May 29 Arrigo pitched two innings of scoreless relief to earn his first victory as a Met. He would go on to pitch in a total of 17 games for the Mets, splitting time between the bullpen and the starting rotation before being sold back to the Reds on August 16th.
The highlight of his brief career with the Mets came on July 17. He not only allowed one earned run over seven innings to earn the victory, he also was the hitting star of the game. He hit two doubles and drove in three runs in the Mets 4-2 win over the Houston Astros.
In his 17 appearances with the Mets Arrigo posted a 3-3 record with 3.74 ERA.
While with the Mets Arrigo wore number 34.
Gerry Arrigo also played for the following teams:
Minnesota Twins – 1961-1964
Cincinnati Reds – 1965-1969
Chicago White Sox – 1970