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32. Jesse Orosco

32. Jesse Orosco
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 21, 1957 in Santa Barbara, CA USA
  • Weight: 174 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 05, 1979
  • Final Game: September 27, 2003
Jesse Orosco had a 24 year career on MLB, the most notable of which was spent with the New York Mets.  Orosco was the closer for the 1986 World Series Championship Team.  A two time All Star in New York, Orosco recorded 107 Saves as a Met and would have five scoreless innings in the ’86 World Series.  It was Orosco who was on the mound during both final pitches in both the NLCS and the World Series in ‘86.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Minnesota Twins as the Player to be Named Later from a deal that sent Greg Field for Jerry Koosman 2/7/79.
  • Departed: Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a three team trade.  Los Angeles sent Bob Welch and Matt Young to the Oakland Athletics.  Los Angeles sent Jack Savage to New York.  Oakland sent Alfredo Griffin and Jay Howell to Los Angeles.  Oakland sent Kevin Tapani and Wally Whitehurst to New York 12/11/87.
  • Games Played: 372
  • Notable Statistics: 47-47 Record
    2.73 ERA
    107 Saves
    246 Games Finished
    595.2 Innings Pitched
    506 Strikeouts
    3.20 FIP
    1.209 WHIP
    12.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1986)
    All Star Game (1983 & 1984)
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