Dick Schofield – His New York Mets Career 1992

Dick SchofieldWhen shortstop Kevin Elster went down with an injury during the first week of the 1992 season, the Mets traded for Dick Schofield to fill his spot.  He was acquired on April 12 from the California Angels.  Schofield who was known more for his glove than his bat made his Met debut on April 13, he went 1 for 4 as the Mets lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2.  He appeared in 142 games and batted just .205 with 4 home runs and 36 RBIs.  But he did lead all National League shortstops with .988 fielding percentage, committing only 7 errors in 603 chances.

His most productive day came on July 19 against the San Francisco Giants.  He hit a double with the bases loaded in the 4th inning to drive in 3 runs.  He then hit a 3-run home run in the 8th inning to cap the Mets 8-4 victory. 

Following the season Schofield signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent.

While with the Mets Schofield wore number 11.

Dick Schofield also played for the following teams:
California Angeles -1983-1992, 1995,1996
Toronto Blue Jays – 1993,1994
Los Angeles Dodgers – 1995

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