September 12, 2001 When Doug Saunders went 60-something at-bats without an RBI, he broke the Met mark for going the longest without an RBI for the Amazin's held by... Jimmie Schaffer.
Can baseball records be any more obscure than this?
July 27, 2003 Jimmie holds two distinctions. He was the 100th player to play for the Mets. More importantly, he was the coach that convinced the Orioles to have Eddie Murray switchhit. A decison that Murray says landed him in the Hall of Fame.
November 4, 2006 Schaffer was the kind of player I love for no real good reason: a blue-collar journeyman catcher who played a little bit for several teams. He appeared on five baseball cards (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1968) and didn't smile on any of them.
Mets fan in Maine
December 29, 2007 This journeyman catcher somehow got three cards in the obscure TCMA The 1960s series, appearing in Mets, Cardinals, and White Sox uniforms. Supposedly he was considered a very good catcher. He managed seven years in the minors and coached for the Rangers.