Looking for an extra bat off their bench for the stretch run the Mets acquired Pat Tabler from the Kansas City Royals on August 30, 1990. Tabler was one of the best clutch hitters in the league and was even known as “Mr. Clutch” by many of his teammates. As the Mets battled the Pittsburgh Pirates down the stretch for the National League’s Eastern Division, Tabler proved to be a valuable commodity. He appeared in 17 games and hit .279 with a home run and 10 RBIs. His one home run was a three-run shot against the Chicago Cubs on September 28, a game in which the Mets won 7-1. Unfortunately, the Mets fell short and finished in second place.
Following the season Pat Tabler signed as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
While with the Mets Tabler wore number 35.
Pat Tabler also played for the following teams:
Chicago Cubs – 1981-1982
Cleveland Indians – 1983-1988
Kanas City Royals – 1988-1990
Toronto Blue Jays – 1991,1992