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Mike Bruhert
Mike Bruhert
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 391 of 1043 players
Michael Edwin Bruhert
Born: June 24, 1951 at Jamaica, N.Y.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.06 Weight: 220

Mike Bruhert was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on June 24, 2010, and June 24, 2015.


First Mets game: April 9, 1978
Last Mets game: September 29, 1978

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Mr Jigglepoo
I remember it was a cold April night and those Cards from St. Louie were in town. This langly right hander who I never heard of before took the mound and displayed the poise of a seasoned veteran. Sitting in my seats in the upper deck of a very empty Shea stadium, I was amazed by the great talent I saw that night. I knew then that this was the start of a budding career. Damn that train!

October 20, 2001
I was with a friend that knew Mike. We were in St. Louis and Mike let us crash in his hotel room. That night he got his first ML victory against the Cards. He pitched great and I was there with him for it. It's a night I'll never forget. He was a real nice guy.

December 12, 2001
Mike Bruhert is Gil Hodges' son-in-law

April 4, 2003
I met Michael many years ago, through a good friend. I never forgot him. He was very special.

July 1, 2004
I didn't know that he was Gil Hodges' son-in-law, but I felt that the chief reason the Mets had him on the payroll was that he was from Jamaica Estates.

At that time, the Mets had this idea of bringing in cheap players from the New York area, on the theory that their families would buy blocks of season tickets.

But Mike couldn't find home plate with a flashlight. Great name, though.

December 27, 2004
Mike Bruhert was the pitching coach at Fordham in the late 80's, early 90's. Two of his pupils were future major leaguers Pete Harnisch and Miguel Jimenez.

Jack in Floral Park
March 13, 2005
I ran into Mike a few months back at the Dunkin Donuts across from Belmont. You have never seen someone so happy to be recognized. I was a diehard when he played, he looks the same, very friendly guy.

August 2, 2006
By the way, Michael was the EX son in law of Gil Hodges. And he was not born in Jamaica Estates. He was born in Jamaica, Queens. As for finding home plate with a flashlight, he got to first base with just his smile. How's that?

Paul Iaboni
October 6, 2006
Mike lived in Jamaica, Queens just south of Long Island Railroad's Jamaica station. I played baseball with him in the American Legion Leauge in that area. I played catcher on his team and my catching hand still hurts from his wicked fast ball. We were all neighborhood friends and were very happy when he made the Mets and even happier when he married Gil Hodges' daughter. I hope all the guys from the old neighborhood are doing well.

September 27, 2010
Mike's younger brother Jummy was one my best friends. We grew up in South Jamaica and to have a friend who had a brother in major leagues was exciting. Mike was a great guy and very competitive even in 3-on-3 basketball pickup games. I was very close to his family during the 70's through the early 90's.

July 7, 2015
I was in the Army Reserve at Fort Totten in Bayside with Mike Bruhert and other Mets, as well as Marty Domres, quarterback for the Jets. We were in the command unit. The players would come in on off days and I would come in on Wednesdays. I was in college at the time and was discharged at the same time I graduated from Brooklyn College in June of 1976. We used to talk baseball and throw the ball around.

Howard Bacharach
August 11, 2015
I knew Mike through the army reserves back in the early 1970s. I still remember being at Summer camp either at fort Dix or fort Meade Maryland. Mike bought down a couple of gloves and he asked me to warm him up . After 5 minutes my left hand was beet red. I never saw anybody throw the ball that hard. An experience I will never forget!

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