January 30, 2002 tom was already old when the Mets acquired him.he had a knuckleball he relied upon.
June 1, 2003 Sturdivant was a sixteen game winner for the Yankees one year. In 1962, he pitched for the Pirates. The Mets had lost nine in a row to start the 62 season. On a Monday night in Pittsburgh Jay Hook was matched up against Tom Sturdivant. The Mets won their first game 9-1. Sturdivant was signed by the Mets after he had been released by I think the A's. He became the first free agent signed in Mets history.
June 5, 2003 Tom Sturdivant pitched a complete game six-hitter as the Yankees beat Brooklyn in game four of the 1956 World Series. This allowed the Yanks to even the series at 2-2 after they had lost the first two games at Ebbets Field. The next day Don Larsen pitched his perfect game.
Actually, Sturdivant won 16 games for the Yankees twice. In 1956-57, Sturdivant was a combined 32-14. The rest of his career he was 27-37.