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Hank Webb
Hank Webb
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 342 of 1043 players
Henry Gaylon Matthew Webb
Born: May 21, 1950 at Copiague, N.Y.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.03 Weight: 175

Hank Webb was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on May 21, 2016.


First Mets game: September 5, 1972
Last Mets game: May 24, 1976

Father of Ryan Webb

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Steven Klein
Hank and I both attended SUNY New Paltz in the early 70's. The college had a very competitive intramural football program. Hank caught a pass in the corner of the end zone against my fraternity's team, Tau Omicron Pi (Toppers), where his feet clearly came down out of bounds. But, because he pitched in the major leagues, it was ruled a touchdown. Maybe his calling should have been in the NFL. Hmmm.

Mr. Sparkle
April 11, 2001
Hank is one of the Met names I use when I'm looking for a laugh. "Hey remember Hank Webb?......"

June 22, 2001
Threw the ball away on a pickoff attempt in the 25th inning, August 1974 vs. the Cardinals, allowing Bake McBride to score winning run. Had one pretty good year, though!

Joe Figliola
August 29, 2001
In my all-time scorebook records, Hank Webb's record (since tied by Mike Hampton) of most runs scored by a Mets pitcher is one season is my longest standing mark (1975). Hank plated four times that year.

How did Hank do it? Well, I was fortunate to score not one, but TWO three-hit games he had during that season.

Had he developed and Randy Tate not become the hard-luck pitcher he was, the Mets would've have the fourth and fifth starters necessary to battle the Bucs for the '75 Eastern division title. That was a pretty good team!

Gary from Chesapeake
April 5, 2002
I saw him pitch for the Tides in 1973 - man, could he bring it home that night. Wicked fastball! I thought he was a "can't miss" kid.

Mr. Sparkle
April 5, 2002
Looking at his picture he looks like he should have a pack of smokes rolled up in his sleave, a cigarette hanging from his mouth and a can of Schaefer in one hand.

June 14, 2002
The one thing I do remember about Hank Webb is that he lived down the block from me as, when I was a little kid. Being a Mets fan, I thought that was great.

Larry Burns
January 27, 2003
Hank Webb!!! One of my all time favorites. He was supposed to be one of the big two farmhands that were gonna turn the Mets around in the 1970s. (The other being Craig Swan). He never quite lived up to billing, but there was always hope around for him. I remember in 75 he had an average year for a stiff and everyone expected a greater year after that, unfortunately it was not meant to be. He is always remembered for winning a game of barroom Met trivia. I was asked a question about a highly touted Mets pitcher from the early 70s and after hesitating I proudly answered "Hank Webb." My not so sober question partner was completely surprised that I knew this, it solidified my Met's expertise in his mind. So you are always a fave to me Hank!

Ken Akerman
April 29, 2003
While watching highlights on ESPN Sportscenter of today's Diamondbacks doubleheader sweep over the Mets, the announcer said that Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Brandon Webb is the son of Hank Webb. Brandon Webb won his first major league start in the opener, striking out 10 and allowing no runs in seven innings as the Diamondbacks defeated the Mets, 6-1.

Choo Choo
March 4, 2004
Brandon Webb is not the son of Hank Webb. I got this information straight from Hank himself.

Paulie G
June 28, 2006
Don't remember too too much about Webb, except that, like Randy Tate, his entering or starting a game gave my young self some feelings of impending doom. He was also like Tate in being rushed up to the bigs at a young age, highly touted, but not really showing much. I also seem to recall he was occasionally used as a pinch runner, which might explain the comment above wondering how he scored so many runs...

Charlie Myers
April 3, 2009
Hank was from my hometown and I was always excited to watch him pitch.

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