The Alou brothers have nothing on this Mystery Met

MysteryThis IF-OF only played one season with the New York Mets but spent 18 years in the major leagues.

He arrived at Shea fairly late in his career. He hit .284 over 46 games. He was acquired by the Mets in a mid-season trade with the Chicago White Sox. I remember him as being a reliable hitter but in researching, I see that he is more widely remembered for not coming through in the clutch when a long flyball he hit to right field was caught for a rally-ending final out in the bottom of the eighth inning. In his one year with the team, he hit 1 HR and knocked in 11 RBIs; he even stole a base. He had two brothers who also played in the major leagues and one of them played his one and only major league game against the New York Mets, going 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs and 4 runs scored.

8 comments for “The Alou brothers have nothing on this Mystery Met

  1. Jrgame
    December 31, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Tom Paciorek?

  2. José Hunter
    December 31, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Tom Paciorek

  3. steve
    December 31, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Tom Paciorek?

  4. George
    December 31, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Steve is right, it’s Tom Paciorek.

  5. Jim OMalley
    December 31, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Haha…all three correct. Very nice…any memories regarding him? I remember being bummed when he didn’t come back for another season.

  6. Doug
    January 1, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Paciorek hit that one home run off Jerry Koosman, in the first inning of what would turn out to be Dwight Gooden’s worst start of 1985 (ND, five ER in five innings).

    • Jimmy P
      January 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Koosman can’t be right.

  7. January 4, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Tom Pacioeck

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