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New York Mets signed free agent Joe Orsulak on December 18, 1992.

New York Mets signed free agent Brian Bohanon on December 18, 1996.

New York Mets traded Fletcher Bates and Scott Comer to the Florida Marlins for Dennis Cook on December 18, 1997.

Pittsburgh Pirates signed Steve Bieser of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 18, 1997.

Colorado Rockies signed Jim Tatum of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 18, 1998.

New York Mets signed free agent Mike Cameron of the Seattle Mariners on December 18, 2003.

New York Mets signed free agent Matt Wise of the Milwaukee Brewers on December 18, 2007.

New York Mets signed free agent Andy Green on December 18, 2009.

New York Mets traded Jefry Marte to the Oakland Athletics for Collin Cowgill on December 18, 2012.

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Ike Hampton
Born: August 22, 1951
at Camden, S.C.

Years with Mets: 1974

4 games. 0 hr, 1 rbi, 0.000
0 runs, 0 stolen bases

Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
1971 Game Results
04/23 Mets 7, Cubs 6 Ryan (W, 1-0)
04/24 Cubs 7, Mets 5 Gentry (L, 1-3)
04/25 Cubs 9, Mets 3 McAndrew (L, 0-1)
05/03 Mets 3, Cubs 2 McGraw (W, 3-1)
05/04 Mets 2, Cubs 1 Ryan (W, 3-0)
05/05 Cubs 5, Mets 4 Williams (L, 0-1)
07/20 Cubs 4, Mets 2 Gentry (L, 7-8)
07/21 Cubs 11, Mets 7 Williams (L, 3-4)
07/22 Mets 5, Cubs 1 Seaver (W, 11-7)
07/30 Mets 4, Cubs 0 Gentry (W, 9-8)
07/31 Mets 5, Cubs 2 Sadecki (W, 5-3)
08/01 Cubs 3, Mets 2 Seaver (L, 11-8)
09/15 Cubs 6, Mets 2 Koosman (L, 6-10)
09/15 Cubs 3, Mets 2 Frisella (L, 7-5)
09/16 Cubs 1, Mets 0 Seaver (L, 18-9)
09/21 Cubs 3, Mets 0 Seaver (L, 18-10)
09/22 Cubs 4, Mets 1 Gentry (L, 12-11)
09/23 Mets 5, Cubs 4 Ryan (W, 10-13)
1971 totals: 7 wins, 11 losses

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