Jim Dwyer
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Jim Dwyer
Jim Dwyer
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 612 of 1043 players
James Edward Dwyer
Born: January 3, 1950 at Evergreen Park, Ill.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 5.10 Weight: 175


First Mets game: July 23, 1976
Last Mets game: September 28, 1976

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Won Doney
February 4, 2001
This guy played at the major league level for 18 seasons?

March 18, 2001
He became one of Earl Weaver's favorite guys and played till he was 40.

Bob D.
December 10, 2002
Dwyer was a pretty good lefty line drive hitter everywhere else that he played. I'm not sure why he was so bad as a Met.

January 21, 2003
Dwyer came over in the infamous Pepe Mangual trade. Totally sucked.

February 12, 2003
Jim Dwyer had a great career and was a very good player in clutch situations.

May 6, 2003
Jim Dwyer played in the big leagues for 18 years, and is only 1 of 13 players to have 100 career pinch hits. He must have been doing something right.

Bob P
April 30, 2005
Jim holds the Orioles' career record for pinch homers. He also homred in his first World Series plate appearance, in the first inning of game one of the 1983 Series. The homer came off Phillies RHP John Denny and was the only run the Orioles scored in game one.

Jonathan Stern
April 30, 2005
I didn't know he was a Met. I remember him as one of those "familiar faces" who kept popping up, usually on various American League teams. In fact, I own the 1983 World Series video and had the same reaction I always had to him when I watched the tape several days ago: "Oh yeah, him."

July 22, 2007
When I was around 12 the Mets traded two of my favorite players, Wayne Garrett and Del Unser for Jim Dwyer and Pepe Manguel. I am pretty sure I cried that day. This was in the midst of several horrid seasons which looking back seem to have been the best seasons I have ever witnessed. No drugs, cheaters, wife beaters and other creeps (at least that we knew about), only cool guys like Wayne Garrett and Del Unser to look up to. Dwyer stunk for the Mets (Manguel was worse). Hard to believe he ended up playing all those years and even making contributions to winning teams.

December 6, 2010
I remember hearing about Dwyer in his later years with the Twins and Orioles and thinking at the time that the Mets very briefly had a guy in the mid 70's named Jim Dwyer that completely stunk. I only realized some years later that it was the same guy! And he actually had a pretty good career. What were his shoes too tight or something while he was with us?

Jim Eckert
February 15, 2011
Looks a lot like Tug McGraw, at least in the picture posted.

He may be the Met closest to me in age, at least that I've found so far (16 days younger).

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