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New York Mets purchased Harry Chiti from the Cleveland Indians on April 26, 1962.

New York Mets traded Bobby Gene Smith to the Chicago Cubs for Sammy Taylor on April 26, 1962.

New York Mets purchased Jack Lamabe from the Chicago White Sox on April 26, 1967.

New York Mets traded Rick Auerbach to the Texas Rangers for Lenny Randle on April 26, 1977.

New York Mets released Mike Matthews on April 26, 2005.

New York Mets signed free agent Michael Tucker on April 26, 2006.

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Rick Trlicek
Born: April 26, 1969
at Houston, Tex.

Years with Mets: 1996, 1997

14 games. 0 - 1, 6.28
7 strikeouts, 0 saves

Mets Records vs. Opponents in 1971
Opponent W L T Pct.
Philadelphia Phillies 13 5 0 .722
Pittsburgh Pirates 10 8 0 .556
St. Louis Cardinals 10 8 0 .556
Montreal Expos 9 9 0 .500
Chicago Cubs 7 11 0 .389
Los Angeles Dodgers 7 5 0 .583
Houston Astros 7 5 0 .583
San Diego Padres 7 5 0 .583
Atlanta Braves 5 7 0 .417
San Francisco Giants 4 8 0 .333
Cincinnati Reds 4 8 0 .333

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