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Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 365 of 1043 players
Norman Craig Anderson
Born: July 1, 1938 at Washington, D.C.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 205

Craig Anderson was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 16, 2011, December 30, 2012, and May 16, 2014.


First Mets game: April 14, 1962
Last Mets game: May 31, 1964

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harvey k
January 31, 2002
i believe craig anderson's dubious highlights were a very long losing streak as well as losing both ends of a doubleheader.

rich edwards
March 14, 2002
He did lose 17 in a row but he actually won both games of a doubleheader vs. the Braves.

Joe Figliola
October 7, 2002
During the 1981 split season, I remember hearing on the television about the Mets' Old Timers day, which was to mark the team's 20th season. Craig was scheduled to appear. One of the announcers mentioned him and wondered whether or not he would be able to break that long losing streak of his.

If my memory serves me correctly (and if not, someone can try and help me out, here), that year's Old Timers Day was postponed by rain or it was not played because of the strike. How unlucky can you get?

Larry Nolan
November 5, 2002
My memories of Craig was from growing up with him in southeast Washington, D.C. in the 1950s, and always looking upon him as a mentor and role model. He was outstanding in every respect and an individual who had success in life written all over him. I always remember playing basketball in his backyard, acting as his catcher, and going to all of his high school, American Legion, and sandlot games. He was very proud of the autographed picture he showed me at his house one day of he and Stan Musial the first year when he played for the Cardinals. The thoughts of Craig down through the years helped me achieve any success I may have had in my life. He will always be "A Big Leaguer" in my book.

Jonathan Stern
November 10, 2002
In '93, I heard Craig interviewed on WFAN. He expressed hope that A.Y. would not suffer the humiliation of breaking his losing streak record and, when asked if he had any advice to give, told Young not to tamper with his technique, or with anything else that got him to the majors in the first place. Craig struck me as a class act.

Bob P
January 29, 2004
Craig Anderson was the losing pitcher in the final game ever played at the Polo Grounds, September 18, 1963.

Mike Roberts
February 1, 2006
Didn't he win both games of a doubleheader (in relief (?) - I think that's the day I became hooked as a Mets fan for life.

February 22, 2006
I worked with a girl in Maryland that told me that her uncle played pro baseball. I couldn't believe it when she told me it was Craig Anderson! She brought in pictures of him with the Cards and Mets and had him send me an autograph. It was on a postcard with him in a Mets uniform and it said, "You must be a baseball fan! Sincerely, Craig Anderson."

The Big H
March 13, 2009
I attended Craig Anderson's last appearance for the Mets. He came in for the third inning with the Mets Trailing 2-1. He got shelled. He left one out and four runs later. And when I say left, I mean he never pitched for the Mets again. The game wound up going 23 innings because the Mets made up the five runs. On a side note, from May 12, 1962 to June 8, 1962 he was the Mets Career win leader until Jay Hook won his fourth game.

Ron W.
August 5, 2009
I played for Craig at Lehigh and I can tell you that he is one of the great people I have known. He has class, is as down-to-earth as anyone and knows the game of baseball. I am honored to know him.

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