Bill Pecota – His New York Mets Career 1992

Bill PecotaThe Mets acquired utility infielder Bill Pecota from the Kansas City Royals along with Bret Saberhagen in exchange for Gregg Jefferies, Kevin McReynolds and Keith Miller on December 6, 1991.  Pecota made his Met debut as the Opening Day third baseman against the St. Louis Cardinals.  He went 1 for 3 as the Mets won 4-2.  Pecota would go on to appear in 117 games playing all four infield positions.  He batted .227 with 2 home runs and 26 RBIs. 

On September 26 against the Pittsburgh Pirates he became the first position player in franchise history to pitch.  In a 19-2 blowout loss, he pitched the bottom of the 8th inning.  After giving up a leadoff home run to Andy Van Slyke, he retired the next three batters.

Following the season, he signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves.

While with the Mets Pecota wore number 32.

Bill Pecota also played for the following teams:
Kansas City Royals – 1986-1991
Atlanta Braves – 1993,1994

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