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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 706 of 984 players
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Richard Joe Sweet
Born: September 7, 1952 at Longview, Wash.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 6.01 Weight: 190

Rick Sweet was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on January 2, 2014.


First Mets game: April 9, 1982
Last Mets game: April 29, 1982





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Edgy
The Mets simultaneously had Ellis Valentine, Ron Darling and Rick Sweet on a single roster, a novelty, sure, but this was 1983 and the Mets were a year away from being anything but a novelty.

Rob Cowens
July 5, 2005
Man, when Rick turned on a fastball, he meant business. I recall in his 2nd at bat, he struck out on a fastball that was clearly inside. One of the worst calls in history. I still believe that if he had swung, he could have hit a home run.

Harry Kalish
September 23, 2007
This guy had a lifetime batting average of .333 as a Met.

Why did they only let him have 3 at-bats?

Stephen
June 9, 2008
Rick is now managing the Louisville Bats, the Reds' AAA team and just won his 1300th game as a minor league manager. I saw win #1299 - the first 3 guys up bunted so I guess he's committed to small ball.

Buzz
November 15, 2010
Ricky Joe Sweet (what a great name!) had a strange career. In 1978 in his rookie year he played the entire year with the Padres then he did not play in the Majors again until his short stint with the Mets in 1982. He finished up with the 1983 Mariners.

His coaching career was strange also. He coached for 2 years--in 1984 he was the bullpen coach for the Mariners then he was a coach for the 1996 Astros.

I always thought it was cool that he was a switch- hitting catcher. The only others I knew of were Ted Simmons and Butch Wynegar.

Played in just 3 games with the Mets with 3 ABs all as a pinch hitter.









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