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Bill Short
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 718 of 984 players
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William Ross Short
Born: November 27, 1937 at Kingston, N.Y.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 5.09 Weight: 170

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First Mets game: April 13, 1968
Last Mets game: September 29, 1968





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Scott
October 17, 2002
Good hard fastball but unfortunately it had no movement whatsoever and therefore never made it big time.

mets
May 30, 2003
Short was originally Yankee property and was considered the second Whitey Ford. Instead he wound up with the Mets as the first Billy Short.

KMT
March 3, 2005
I never saw this guy pitch, or even heard of him until I got a look at a 1968 Mets yearbook. To my eye, he is a facial double for ex-Met Al Leiter!

Bob P
March 5, 2005
Bill Short would have fit in perfectly with the game of the 2000s. He was ahead of his time; he was a LOOGY as they are sometimes called now---a lefty who only gets one guy out!!

In his final three seasons (1967-69) he pitched for the Pirates, Mets, and Reds. And in those three seasons he got into 44 games but pitched just 35 innings!

He was a junkballing lefty who began his career as a starter with the 1960 Yankees, but he was 3-5 in ten starts and did not appear in the World Series against the Pirates. His only major league shutout came as a member of the 1966 Orioles (who would go on to win the World Series that year). He threw a six-hit shutout at the Twins in the second game of a doubleheader on July 1, 1966. But Bill didn't get to enjoy the World Series win as a member of the Orioles; they sold him to the ninth-place Red Sox on August 15th.

Stann
May 9, 2008
I met him on a cruise in 1993 as he was designated the baseball "celebrity." I asked him what it was like playing for Gil Hodges in 1968. He said that it was unpleasant because Hodges used other pitchers ahead of him, although he couldn't necessary blame Gil.

lanzarishi
April 28, 2014
My only memory of this guy was that every time he came in a game he blew it! He wasn't used much after the first handful of blown saves or middle relief efforts because he was so bad that I can't remember one good thing. Only that he was gone a year later. Him and Lou Klimchock are tied in my book for all-time worst Met players from the 60's , and you know we're talking about 85% of the team in that decade.









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