New York Mets Opening Day starting pitchers

Posted May 2, 2011
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  1. Tom Glavine
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    Tom Glavine

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    Thomas Michael "Tom" Glavine (born March 25, 1966) is an American retired professional baseball player. A pitcher, Glavine played in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.


  2. Pedro Martinez
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    Pedro Martinez

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    Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a Dominican-American former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for five teams from 1992 to 2009, most notably the Boston Red Sox. From 2002 to 2006 he held the major league record for the highest career winning percentage by a pitcher with at least 200 decisions; with a final record of 219 wins and 100 losses, he retired with the fourth highest percentage in history, and the highest by a right-hander since the modern pitching era began in 1893. He ended his career with an earned run average (ERA) of 2.93, the sixth lowest by a pitcher with at least 2,500 innings pitched since 1920. Martínez reached the 3,000 strikeout mark in fewer innings than any pitcher except Randy Johnson, and is the only pitcher to compile over 3,000 strikeouts with less than 3,000 innings pitched; his career strikeout rate of 10.04 per 9 innings trails only Johnson (10.61) among pitchers with over 1,500 innings.


  3. David Cone
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    David Cone

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    David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, and current color commentator for the New York Yankees on the YES Network. A third round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals in 1981 MLB, he made his MLB debut in 1986. During a 17-year baseball career, he pitched until 2003 for five different teams. Cone batted left-handed and threw right-handed.


  4. Tom Seaver
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    Tom Seaver

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    George Thomas "Tom" Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "The Franchise", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched from 1967-1986 for four different teams in his career, but is noted primarily for his time with the New York Mets. During a 20-year career, Seaver compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and a 2.86 earned run average. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the highest percentage ever recorded (98.84%), and has the only plaque at Cooperstown wearing a New York Mets hat. As of 2010, Tom Seaver and Gil Hodges (played for the Mets in 1962-63) are the only Met players to have their jersey numbers retired by the team (Gil Hodges' number was retired as a manager even though he also played for the Mets).


  5. Dwight Gooden
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    Dwight Gooden

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    Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden (born November 16, 1964), nicknamed "Dr. K", is an American retired professional baseball player. A pitcher, Gooden played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1984 through 2000.


  6. Johan Santana
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    Johan Santana

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    Johan Alexander Santana Araque (/ˈjhɑːn sænˈtænə/; born March 13, 1979) is a Venezuelan professional baseball starting pitcher who is a free agent. Santana pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins from 2000 to 2007 and for the New York Mets from 2008 to 2012, sidelined by injury challenges since the 2012 season. A two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Twins, Santana is a four-time All-Star and earned a pitching triple crown in 2006. On June 1, 2012, Santana threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, the first no-hitter in New York Mets then 51 year franchise history.


  7. Bartolo Colon
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    Bartolo Colon

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    Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973) is a Dominican-American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He has also pitched for the Cleveland Indians (1997–2002), Montreal Expos (2002), Chicago White Sox (2003, 2009), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004–2007), Boston Red Sox (2008), New York Yankees (2011), and Oakland Athletics (2012–2013).


  8. Al Leiter
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    Al Leiter

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    Alois "Al" Terry Leiter (/ˈltər/; born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. Leiter pitched 19 seasons in the Major Leagues for New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, and New York Mets. He is now a studio analyst for MLB Network and a color commentator for the YES Network.


  9. Mike Torrez
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    Mike Torrez

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    Michael Augustine Torrez (born August 28, 1946) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for seven different teams during 18 seasons from 1967 through 1984. Listed at 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m), 220 pounds (100 kg), he batted and threw right handed.


  10. Al Jackson
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    Al Jackson

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    Alvin Neill Jackson (born December 26, 1935), affectionately referred to as "Little" Al Jackson, is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1959 to 1969. His 43 wins with the New York Mets were the franchise record until Tom Seaver eased past the mark in 1969.


  11. Craig Swan
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    Craig Swan

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    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.


  12. Dillon Gee
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    Dillon Gee

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    Dillon Kyle Gee (born April 28, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the New York Mets on September 7, 2010.


  13. Jerry Koosman
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    Jerry Koosman

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    Jerome Martin Koosman (born December 23, 1942) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. He is best known for being a member of the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.


  14. Bob Ojeda
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    Bob Ojeda

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    Robert Michael "Bob" Ojeda (born December 17, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. Ojeda is best remembered as an anchor in the 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets starting rotation (along with Dwight Gooden and Ron Darling), and for being the lone survivor of a March 22, 1993 boating accident that killed fellow Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews. He is also a former pre- and post-game studio analyst for Mets broadcasts.


  15. Randy Jones
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    Randy Jones

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    Randall Leo Jones (born January 12, 1950), nicknamed "Junkman", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He attended Brea-Olinda High School in Brea, California. He attended Chapman University in Orange, California. He was known for his sinker and the large number of ground-ball outs he induced.


  16. Pat Zachry
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    Pat Zachry

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    Patrick Paul Zachry (born April 24, 1952) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League baseball from 1976 to 1985, and is likely best remembered as one of the players the Cincinnati Reds sent to the New York Mets in the infamous "Midnight Massacre".


  17. Jonathon Niese
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    Jonathon Niese

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    Jonathon Joseph Niese (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).


  18. Pete Harnisch
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    Pete Harnisch

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    Peter Thomas Harnisch (born September 23, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher.


  19. Jack Fisher
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    Jack Fisher

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    John Howard "Jack" Fisher (born March 4, 1939 in Frostburg, Maryland) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The right-hander was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent on June 24, 1957. He played for the Orioles (1959–1962), San Francisco Giants (1963), New York Mets (1964–1967), Chicago White Sox (1968), and Cincinnati Reds (1969). Nicknamed "Fat Jack", he stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg).


  20. Bobby Jones
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    Bobby Jones

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    Robert Joseph Jones (born February 10, 1970) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. His career spanned from 1993 through 2002. He pitched for two teams, the New York Mets, and the San Diego Padres. He attended the same high school as another notable Mets pitcher, Tom Seaver.


  21. Mike Hampton
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    Mike Hampton

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    Michael "Mike" William Hampton (born September 9, 1972) is an American former professional baseball player. Hampton played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher from 1993 through 2010. He pitched for the Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks.


  22. Roger Craig
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    Roger Craig

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    Roger Lee Craig (born February 17, 1930) is a former pitcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball.


  23. Don Cardwell
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    Don Cardwell

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    Donald Eugene Cardwell (December 7, 1935 – January 14, 2008) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed pitcher who played for five National League (NL) teams from 1957 to 1970. He was the first pitcher in major league history to pitch a no-hitter in his first game after being traded. He pitched a no-hit, 4–0 winning game for the Chicago Cubs on May 15, 1960, just two days after being traded from the Philadelphia Phillies. After winning 15 games for the Cubs in 1961, he won 13 games twice for the Pittsburgh Pirates before helping the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series title.


  24. Mike Pelfrey
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    Mike Pelfrey

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    Michael Alan "Mike" Pelfrey (born January 14, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the New York Mets. He is a 6' 7", 230-pound right-handed groundball pitcher.




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