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Rich Puig
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 713 of 1043 players
Richard Gerald Puig
Born: March 16, 1953 at Tampa, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 5.10 Weight: 165

Rich Puig was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on March 16, 2007, and September 28, 2014.

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First Mets game: September 13, 1974
Last Mets game: September 25, 1974

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flushing flash
June 22, 2001
This guy was before my time, but does anyone a little older remember if his name was pronounced "Pweeg" or "Pyoog" or maybe "Pige" or even "Pug"? Thanks in advance.

Rich Puig
October 22, 2001
I also happen to be Rich Puig (and I'm not kidding, but people did ask me in the mid-70's if I played for the Mets), just a different Rich Puig - but I did grow up about 2 miles from Shea Stadium and I AM a current Mets fan!

Anyway, our family pronounces the name PYOO-ig.

David Lazar
March 20, 2002
Rich Puig (pronounced PWIG, rhymes with twig) was a good player for the Pomapno Beach Mets when I used to go to Florida State League games (single-A) in the early 70's. I didn't know he actually ever made it to the big leagues and this is the first time I've heard his name in a least 20 years. I still have a signed team picture of the 1970 Pompano Beach Mets, and there is the fabulous Rich Puig in all his glory.

larry bromley
February 19, 2003
I just stumbled on this site, and can't believe anyone remembers Rick Puig. I was a Florida State League fan until they were pushed out of South Florida and I remember the Pompano Mets, as well as the Pompano Cubs, the Ft. Lauderdale Yankees, West Palm Beach Expos, and the Miami Marlins/Orioles. I remember Rick Puig (I confirm, it's pronounced PWIG), it was in 1971 I saw him, since I did not get my first driver's license until around the time school began in 1970, making it too late to "Meet the Mets" for that year. He was one of the fan faves (especially the girls) in '71, along with Brock Pemberton, with his slightly disjointed arm (from a cycle crash).

Rick Puig
October 30, 2005
I too am Rick Puig and Rick Puig formerly of the Mets is my father. He is well living in hometown Tampa FL., still loves the game. Boy how it has changed since the 70's!

Angel Gonzalez
March 17, 2006
I remember Rich playing high school ball in Tampa. I played at Plant High and could recall his great play and knew by the way he carried himself at such a young age, that he would someday make the show. Too bad it didn't last longer. Wonder what actually happened?

Jamey Bumbalo
November 4, 2006
It's interesting that more than a few people remember this guy, who had 10 at bats and no hits. It's also interesting that his son refers to himself and his dad as Rick, not Rich.

Larry Bromley
December 30, 2006
Why not "Rick Puig"? That was how he was announced at the park, by Doug Pett.

July 22, 2008
Does anyone remember that the Mets selected Puig before Jim Rice in the amateur draft? Reggie Jackson, Ron Cey, Raphael Palmeiro, Thurmon Munson, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench etc are all players the Mets had in the palms of their hands and let slip away.

June 12, 2009
Rick Puig is now an awesome coach for a group of middle school and high school young men. He is a wonderful role model for our future. And yes, we do refer to him as Rick. His son is following in his steps to be an awesome ball player.

Shickhaus Franks
April 28, 2014
Everyone thinks that controversial Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is the 1st MLB player with the last name of PUIG. WRONG! The somewhat forgotten Rich Puig has him beat by almost 30 years.

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