The Mets drafted right-handed pitcher Calvin Schiraldi in the first round of the 1983 amateur draft (27th overall). After spending the 1983 and 84 seasons in the minors he joined the Mets as a September call-up in 1984. He made his Major League debut on September 1 against the San Diego Padres. As the starting pitcher he lasted just 3 1/3 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. He received a no-decision as the Mets won 10-6. He went on to appear in 5 games, 3 as a starter, and posted an 0-2 record with a 5.71 ERA.
Schiraldi started the 1985 season with the Mets and earned his first career victory in season debut on April 22 despite allowing 5 runs in 6 innings. He would appear in 9 games, splitting time between the starting rotation and bullpen before, being sent back to the minors in June. At the time of his demotion his record was 0-2 with an 8.77 ERA. He returned in September and appeared in one game finishing with an 8.77 ERA.
Following the season Schiraldi was traded along with John Christensen, Wes Gardner and LaSchelle Tarver in exchange for Bob Ojeda, John Mitchell, Chris Bayer and Tom McCarthy. However, his place in Mets history was not over. He had a successful season with the Red Sox saving 9 games with a 1.41 and helped them reach the World Series where they faced the Mets. He was on the mound in the 10th inning of game 6 attempting to close out the series. With the Red Sox up 5-3 he quickly got the first two batters before giving up three straight singles to Gary Carter, Kevin Mitchell and Ray Knight. He was than pulled in favor of Bob Stanley who threw a wild pitch which tied the game. The Mets than won the game when Mookie Wilson’s ground ball went through the legs of first baseman Bill Buckner.
He entered game 7 in the 6th inning with the score tied at three and promptly gave up a home run to Ray Knight. The Mets never looked back and went on to win the game 8-5 to capture their second World Championship.
While with the Mets Schiraldi wore number 40.
Calvin Schiraldi also played for the following teams:
Boston Red Sox – 1986,1987
Chicago Cubs – 1988,1989
San Diego Padres – 1989,1990
Texas Rangers – 1991