Baseball — New York Mets

Neil Allen

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Neil Allen

BIOGRAPHY Neil Patrick Allen (born January 24, 1958) is an American baseball former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).Playing careerNew York MetsThe New York Mets drafted Allen out of Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, Kansas, in the eleventh round of the 1976 Major League Baseball draft. He went 10-2 with a 2.79 earned run average and led the Carolina League with 126 strikeouts with the Lynchburg Mets in his second professional season.Allen came up with the Mets as a starting pitcher in 1979, and he made his major league debut on April 15 against the Philadelphia Phillies and...

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Craig Swan

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Craig Swan

BIOGRAPHY Craig Steven Swan (born November 30, 1950) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1973 to 1984 for the New York Mets and California Angels. Swan's best season came in 1978 when he posted a 9–6 win–loss record and led the National League with an earned run average of 2.43. This was significant as the Mets were in the National League East cellar that year. Swan featured a fastball between 90 and 95 miles per hour with good movement and an occasional slider.Early life & careerSwan was born in Van Nuys, California. At age 14, he pitched for Long...

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Ricardo Rincon

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Ricardo Rincon

BIOGRAPHY Ricardo Rincón Espinoza (born April 13, 1970) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.Rincón was a left-handed specialist who spent nearly his entire career as a middle reliever and setup pitcher. In his 11-year career, Rincón never started a game and accumulated 21 saves; he is generally credited with 109 holds. Rincón played for several teams in Mexico before being signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1997, breaking into the major leagues at the relatively advanced age of 27. On November 18, 1998 he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Brian Giles. He later pitched for...

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Armando Reynoso

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Armando Reynoso

BIOGRAPHY Martín Armando Reynoso Gutiérrez (born May 1, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.During a 12-year baseball career, Reynoso compiled 68 wins, 554 strikeouts, and a 4.74 earned run average. He pitched from 1991–2002 for four different teams, including the inaugural Colorado Rockies team that began play in 1993.Reynoso was the last player on the Atlanta Braves to wear number 42 before it was retired by Major League Baseball in 1997.In 2001, Reynoso gave up the first career home run to Albert Pujols.Reynoso was the bullpen coach for the Mexico national baseball team in the 2009 World...

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Pete Smith

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Pete Smith

BIOGRAPHY Peter John Smith (born February 27, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher, born in Abington, Massachusetts. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round (21st overall pick) in the 1984 Major League Baseball draft. Smith was signed on June 14, 1984 to play in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He batted and threw right-handed during his baseball career. CareerThe Philadelphia Phillies traded Smith to the Atlanta Braves, along with Ozzie Virgil, Jr., for Steve Bedrosian and Milt Thompson. Smith made his major league debut on September 8, 1987 with the Atlanta Braves at age...

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