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Brent Gaff
Brent Gaff
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 375 of 1043 players
Brent Allen Gaff
Born: October 5, 1958 at Fort Wayne, Ind.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 200

Brent Gaff was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on July 25, 2007, October 15, 2009, and August 18, 2011.


First Mets game: July 7, 1982
Last Mets game: September 30, 1984

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Bob G.
January 29, 2001
I remember Brent from when we were both at Central Arizonz Jr. College. He would walk around in his overalls with no shirt, socks or shoes. I faced him once in batting practice. He threw me 3 rising fastballs. One faster then the other. Had a very live arm back then in 78. He just loved to pitch.

August 3, 2002
I met Brent for the first time during a major delay at the airport when returning from a Mets-Montreal road trip. "Bluegill" had a reputation for being a little "off-beat" and it was well-deserved. . .but he was genuine and a genuinely great guy. I, for one, was sorry to see him go and hope he's doing well back in Indiana.

Jason Foor
February 17, 2003
"Skip" was my baseball coach during the summer of '02. It was the funnest baseball season I had all year. We were the Busco Bombers and we were tough as nails as he would say. No matter what kind of junk he threw to me in batting practice I still hit it. A few of his fastballs were intimidating but they weren't anything I couldn't handle. I also remember going to a party at his house. Me and two other team mates Zach Brown and Trevor Crabill were fishing in his pond and I lost not one, but a couple of his baits. Sorry Skip. In my book Brent Gaff was the best coach ever.

Mr. Sparkle
February 18, 2003
Why did Brent Gaff never hook up with another team? I know he was no stud pitcher but I really liked him in 84. I thought he was a pretty good guy out of the bullpen. Just as the Mets were turning it around it 84, Brent was a reliable guy out of the bullpen and part of the winning. I think he had decent talent for what the Mets needed out of him. I'm surpised he never pitched again after that memorable season. I'm not good with remembering numbers but I always remember he wore #45.

Feat Fan
May 22, 2005
A buddy of mine (both of us SF Jints fans) went to a July game on a weekday night. Giants-Mets, Gaff's big league debut.

If my memory serves me well, he tossed a pretty decent game but I think wound up on the short end of a 3-2 score. Reggie Smith cracked a 3-run homer and we were relentless in our chants of "Nice Throw Milt," a homage to Giant catcher Milt May's two errant throws.

Bryan Sims
June 12, 2007
I have known Brent for several years. He was my coach for a few years and I have played with his two sons, one which is in my class. I will always remember him showing me how to throw different pitches and what pitch to throw when. He always gave me advice on how to take care of my arm. I still wish I would have got to see him play. Brent has done a lot for me and for that I will always remember him.

Feat Fan
July 26, 2007
Funny, I was at his ML debut vs the Giants in July of '82, or '83. Reggie Smith drilled a home run off him in a 3-2 loss. Thought he'd stick around as an Ed Lynch type sinkerballer.

John L.
February 3, 2008
I was also at Brent's ML debut. I was 14 years old and a friend got great tickets, box seats a few rows alongside third base. After the game we went to the Diamond Club and upon exiting the club we got to see several Mets players leaving. I remember seeing Ron Gardenhire and I remember over hearing him tell a friend or relative that he felt terrible making an error because "Brent was pitching a heckuva game."

October 6, 2010
He had a pretty decent year in 1984 and then just fell off the map. I'm not sure why he never caught on with another team after that.

August 31, 2011
I used to remember my locker combination in college in 1981 as "Gardenhire-Santana-Gaff" (19-3-45).

I know Harrelson and McGraw are better known for these digits, but I still have friends 30 years later who remember my combo was G-S-G.

Jim C
August 11, 2015
September 14, 1984 Mets vs Cubs at Wrigley Field. I was at that game and as a Cub fan the 84 Cubs were the first Cub team in my lifetime to make the playoffs and the Mets were a big rival being in the same division and all. Brent Gaff came in to pitch the 6th inning with the Mets trailing the Cubs and eventual 84 Cy Young winner Rick Sutcliffe 2-0. Top of the Cubs order was up, Bob Dernier singled, Ryne Sandberg walked and both advanced a base on a wild pitch. Gary Mathews struck out,Leon Durham was intentionally walked to load the bases for Keith Moreland who grounded out scoring a run with runners advancing to second and third. Ron Cey was intentionally walked to load the bases for Cub Catcher Jody Davis. On a cool and overcast day Jody Davis took a Brent Gaff pitch and deposited in the bleachers for a Grand Slam and the place went wild! It was exciting, everyone was thrilled! Poor Brent Gaff made this Cub fan very happy that day at his expense.

Gaff graduated from Churubusco High School in Churubusco Indiana about 16 miles Northwest of Fort Wayne, IN. So I assume he probably grew up either a Cub or Tiger fan. Whatever the case was that was my cherished Brent Gaff memory!

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