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Dick Schofield
Dick Schofield
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 492 of 1043 players
Richard Craig Schofield
Born: November 21, 1962 at Springfield, Ill.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 179


First Mets game: April 13, 1992
Last Mets game: October 4, 1992

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flushing flash
He was the first shortstop I ever saw who started a double play by flipping the ball behind his back to the second baseman. In fact, he did this several times during the 1992 season. The best fielding shortstop in Mets history not named Rey Ordonez.

February 23, 2003
All I remember about Dick Schofield was him hitting a game winning homer to left field, he sucked but for that day we loved him.

Fat Mike
June 23, 2003
I actually saw someone wearing a Schofield #11 Mets jersey at Shea during the 2001 season. If the wearer of that jersey happens to stumble upon these comments, please let me know how I can get one of my own.

Tom Shannon
April 22, 2004
He had one good game with the Mets...actually, I beleive he still holds a team record for most RBI by a SS in one game (6!)

Bob P
July 29, 2004
Dick Schofield's father (also named Dick Schofield) was the first batter in the history of Shea Stadium. He popped out to lead off the game on April 17, 1964.

August 8, 2004
I looked it up here, it must have been May 30, 1992. Schofield made a full-length diving stop on a sharp grounder up the middle, but he couldn't get to his feet in time to throw the batter out. What's more, the runner on second came all the way around to score on the infield single. That runner was Deion Sanders, who had me believing after that day (4 for 5, three runs scored) that he could be a baseball star. But of course, he was more baseball dilettante.

Jonathan Stern
January 14, 2005
Played in 142 games and fielded his position brilliantly in all of them. But didn't hit worth a lick. Oh well, two out of three ain't bad, especially if you're a Met. Replaced the next year (1993) by the immortal Tony Fernandez (@#$! GRRR! #%&@!), who later that same season joined Schofield in Toronto, where they both won World Series rings.

But for better or worse, Schofield will likely be most remembered as the starting shortstop for the ill-fated 1986 California Angels.

March 3, 2005
Didn't Elster hurt his arm that spring? The Mets needed someone to play short in a hurry. It was a great move: first they got rid of fat Julio Valera, and Dick played a terrific short the entire season! The Mets were used to his offensive production. It's probably what Harrelson gave them all those years! All in all, not a bad pick-up. He served the Mets well that season.

January 10, 2014
I was at Shea on an afternoon when he hit one of his homers in a Mets uniform. Think how surprised we were! Excellent glove at short, but couldn't hit a parked bus.

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