Thursday, March 26, 2015

11 Days

1986 Fleer Update #U-110

We are now just 11 days shy of the start of the 2015 baseball season!  The Mets begin their 54th season of business on April 6 with a late afternoon tilt at Nationals Park in D.C.

A few notable Mets have donned the No. 11 during their playing days in Queens, including Wayne Garrett, Vince Coleman and "Super Joe" McEwing.  But, I've chosen to highlight the scrappy Tim Teufel, whose last name translates from German to English as devil.  For a front man of a heavy metal band that would be pretty hardcore, much less a utility infielder from Greenwich, Conn.

Added Knowledge:  Tim went 2-for-7 with a walk, a double and 3 RBIs in his Mets debut, April 12, 1986.


1 comment:

  1. My only memory of him (other than baseball cards) is letting a grounder go through his legs in the first game of the '86 World Series.