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Gary Bennett
Gary Bennett
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 706 of 981 players
Bennett
Gary David Bennett
Born: April 17, 1972 at Waukegan, Ill.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 208


First Mets game: July 24, 2001
Last Mets game: July 24, 2001





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Robert Sherry
August 24, 2001
Darryl Strawberry had coke binges that lasted longer than Bennett's stay in NY! Watch out for his kid brother Ryan, also a catcher in AAA to be up with the Mets Soon.

Mr. Sparkle
August 26, 2001
Leaves the Mets as the 5th player all time to have a perfect 1.000 batting average, 1 for 1. Nice going Gary!!!!

LHS
October 25, 2001
My memory of Gary Bennett isn't of when he was with the Mets -- but it's from when he was a member of the Phillies in 2000. I went out to San Francisco for vacation and went to a Phillies-Giants game at Pacific Bell Park on Labor Day, 2000. That night, I went to Benihana's Japanese restaurant (at Benihana's, they seat 8 people at a table and the chef cooks right at the table). A friend of mine and I were the first two people to be seated at a given table, so we had to wait until some more people came in to fill up our table. I saw the door open and saw Marlon Anderson, second baseman for the Phillies, and Gary Bennett, who had caught that afternoon's game for the Phillies, enter the restaurant. Minutes later I was led to their table with some other people (lucky me!). No one at the table knew who they were but eventually everyone at the table started to talk and I asked them if they were who I thought they were. After that we had a lengthy conversation about baseball and that day's game. Unlike Marlon Anderson, Gary Bennett didn't really have much to say. He mentioned that he was from the Chicago suburbs but when I started asking him questions about Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs (who I know a great deal about because I went to college in Illinois), it didn't seem like he knew much. I was very surprised. I think that he's one of those guys that happens to be a ballplayer -- but if he wasn't -- he probably wouldn't even watch the sport. Anyway, he seemed like a nice guy.

Elliott
May 10, 2006
Very nice guy. Whenever the Mets come to play the Marlins we always get seats for a game by the Mets bullpen. He was out there for the one week he was a Met. Talked to my kids, signed autographs and took pictures. I asked him if he was happy comming to play for Bobby V., he was estatic. He said that Larry Bowa was a lunatic and was thrilled to be away from him. I always look for his name in the boxes and hope he does well!









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