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Tom Hausman
Tom Hausman
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 352 of 1043 players
Thomas Matthew Hausman
Born: March 31, 1953 at Mobridge, S.D.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.04 Weight: 190

Tom Hausman was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on September 10, 2012, and May 5, 2013.


First Mets game: July 7, 1978
Last Mets game: September 7, 1982

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February 3, 2002
a decent long reliever for some very dark and dreary Mets teams

February 7, 2002
Free Agent bust!!!!!!! this guy was always hurt, and when he was healthy he was mediocre at best.

February 5, 2003
I believe Hausman was the first free agent the Mets ever signed. They were so chintzy in those years, and that was before the dollars really got huge! I remember the Yankees getting Catfish Hunter, and other clubs making some fairly splashy moves. Then the Mets got this guy, and everybody thought, "Who?!"

Joe Figliola
February 7, 2003
In the mid-70s, no matter how trivial a move the Mets would make, it was a big deal for me. Such was the free agent signing of Tom Hausman. Yes, I knew he was a marginal hurler, but because this then-15 year-old had heard of him (thank you, Topps baseball cards) I made this signing out to be much more important than what it really was. (I did the same thing when the Mets signed Elliott Maddox.)

Tom was okay, but he needed an identity. Was he a starter? Reliever? Long man? Mop-up man? You make the call.

May 29, 2003
He was the first free agent signed by M. Donald Grant who threw nickels around like they were man hole covers.

September 12, 2004
Another one of those guys on the late-70s pitching staff who defined mediocrity.

The Yankees sign Catfish, the Mets sign Hausman. Thank you, M. Donald Grant.

January 10, 2005
I always looked to forward the Yearbook Family Page because Tom's wife Renee was a real hot babe. An 80's version of Anna Benson.

I think they moved to Vegas and Tom worked in a casino.

Jonathan Stern
January 14, 2005
A staple of the Joe Torre Mets, brought down by bone chips, stomach ulcers, and a certain lack of talent.

June 12, 2007
A remember him as a middle/long reliever who ate up a bunch of innings and usually kept a bad team in the game. At least for a year or two.

October 19, 2007
I remember Hausman being interviewed by Kiner in between games of a DH. Hausman was recovering from an injury and Kiner made it sound like that Hausman was the key to the Mets pitching staff.

September 19, 2008
I met him in Stamford, CT when he got arrested and I had to set his bond. You should have seen his face when I told him that I knew his uniform number and his ERA.

David Mo
November 24, 2010
Tom Hausman is an example of how Frank Cashen used to spin straw (not Darryl) into gold. He swapped Tom for Carlos Diaz, who had an excellent year for the Mets and was then traded for Sid Fernandez.

Seymour Moore
April 6, 2012
Tom Hausman had a successful career as a major league baseball player for over 10 years. I am happy to say that he is healthy, happy, and enjoys a lot of memories of the game. The game has really changed throughout the years, but not his love of the game. Thank you for your positive memories...and the "all knowing" hypocrites...well...walk a mile in someone else's shoes before you criticize.

Larry Laughing over Late 70's
January 23, 2013
Actually, he was interesting to watch, with a compact motion and good control. Could have helped a good team, so it's strange why he left the Brewers for the Mets. But what leaves me chuckling: watching the Yanks become "the best team money can buy" and after trading Seaver because of, amongst other issues, a squabble over the Mets' bypassing free agents, they were now going to open the checkbook, dip into the pool -and look at the big fish they reeled in! But Hausman was no "Cat" or Tom Terrific. Another example of management desperate and in denial, but looking back, an early glimpse into a light at the end of the tunnel: the firing of M Donald Grant and the sale of the runned-down franchise by the feckless Payson-deRoulet clan to Wilpon-Doubleday.

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