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New York Mets traded Billy Beane, Bill Latham and Joe Klink to the Minnesota Twins for Tim Teufel and Pat Crosby on January 16, 1986.

New York Mets traded Ronn Reynolds and Jeff Bittiger to the Philadelphia Phillies for Ronnie Gideon and Rodger Cole on January 16, 1986.

Minnesota Twins signed Randy Niemann of the New York Mets as a free agent on January 16, 1987.

New York Mets signed free agent Pedro Astacio of the Houston Astros on January 16, 2002.

New York Mets signed free agent Jorge Sosa of the St. Louis Cardinals on January 16, 2007.

New York Mets signed free agent Scott Schoeneweis of the Cincinnati Reds on January 16, 2007.

New York Mets signed free agent Casey Fossum of the Detroit Tigers on January 16, 2009.

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Bob Friend
Born: November 24, 1930
at Lafayette, Ind.

Years with Mets: 1966

22 games. 5 - 8, 4.40
30 strikeouts, 0 saves

Mets Records vs. Opponents in 1963
Opponent W L T Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 8 10 0 .444
Philadelphia Phillies 8 10 0 .444
Chicago Cubs 7 11 0 .389
Milwaukee Braves 6 12 0 .333
San Francisco Giants 6 12 0 .333
Houston Colt .45's 5 13 0 .278
St. Louis Cardinals 5 13 0 .278
Pittsburgh Pirates 4 14 0 .222
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 16 0 .111

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