Mr. Sparkle First non-pitcher to pitch in a game for the Mets. Other than that, not much.
Ed Remember when Jeff Torborg said, "Wait till you see this guy."
May 26, 2001 The only thing I remeber about the guy was that he was very, very bald. Oh yeah he sucked too.
August 19, 2001 The only thing I remember about Bill Pecota was saying, "please no, we didnt just trade Kmac for him." But there is alot I dont remember about him, like ever ever doing anything, not once.
August 31, 2001 The only thing I remember is everyone saying "You're going to LOVE Bill Pecota." We didn't
December 17, 2002 Bill Pecota claimed Mets immortality when he spiked the ball on a relay. Cubs announcer Steve Stone dubbed it the worst relay throw in baseball history. Well, I don't know how anyone can throw a worse one.
March 17, 2004 Pecota hit one of his two Met homers in a 16 inning game against the Pirates on 8/10/92 but the Mets still lost 4-2.
February 17, 2005 The 1993 Phillies won the pennant when Mitch Williams struck out Pecota to end the NLCS. Pecota wasn't exactly Joe Carter.
March 13, 2008 Bill Pecota has the strange honor of having a statistical projection computer named after him. Oh sure, it's an acronym...PECOTA...but Baseball Prospectus (the firm that employs it) has had their employees admit they named it after a ballplayer who just seemed to be an average Joe type guy.