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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 241 of 984 players
Fitzgerald
Michael Roy Fitzgerald
Born: July 13, 1960 at Long Beach, Cal.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 185

Mike Fitzgerald was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on July 13, 2008.

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First Mets game: September 13, 1983
Last Mets game: September 24, 1984





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Bernard Aguinaldo
Another Met (Benny Ayala was another) who hit a home run in his 1st at-bat. Thanks to Mike Fitzgerald for having a good enough year in 1984 I guess, for the Mets to get the final major acquision for the 1986 championship, hence Gary Carter!

Joe Figliola
August 13, 2001
I liked Mike. He was a steady catcher and had he not been included in the Gary Carter deal, would've been a useful backup. However, when you get a starting catcher, you have to give up a starting catcher.

Besides the home run in his first AB, I remember Mike contributing a home run in a nationally televised Monday night game against (I think--help me out, here) the Cubs to help the Mets stay close in the '84 Eastern division race against the Cubs.

Bill Deegan
October 9, 2002
I have attended over 200 MLB games in my 51 years on this planet. The one and only foul ball I ever caught was off the bat of Mike at Shea in 1984. Burt Hooten was the pitcher and I was sitting right behind the plate in the Loge box seats. I still have that ball somewhere.

VIBaseball
February 5, 2003
Fitzgerald was a nice defensive catcher who threw well. He suffered a badly broken index finger on a foul tip, though. When it healed, there was a big knot. I don't know how he could throw effectively after that. Wonder what the before-and-after caught- stealing stats are?

Donna
February 24, 2003
Mike came out and spoke to my son's baseball team. He gave them all some great tips and some helpful advice. He told them, "Don't let anyone ever tell you you're too small, not strong enough", etc. My son's a catcher, and he spent a few minutes with him giving him some tips. I think any big league player who takes the time out of his schedule to inspire a group of boys, is a great guy.

Linda
September 30, 2003
I went to a birthday party today, in Long Beach, CA, for son's 8 year old friend. I was talking to the birthday boy's mom, who mentioned that he'd been on a little league team coached by an ex-major league catcher named Mike Fitzgerald. It didn't take long for the bell to ring! The boy's mom said he was a very nice guy, great with the kids. Good to hear something positive about an athlete these days.

Nishna
October 3, 2003
I remember that broken index finger VIBaseball mentioned. If I remember right it was against the Mets after he'd been traded to Montreal, and after the ball hit it they showed a close-up of him and it was obviously broken - bent at an angle. He looked at the finger and got so mad that he slammed his hand (the one with the broken finger) down in disgust. Painful to watch! McCarver said something like, "What is he thinking?! That's not gonna help any!"

John L.
March 25, 2005
Did a nice job behind the dish in 84 handling that young pitching staff.

james williams
February 3, 2008
I took a date to see the Triple a team, the Tidewater Tides and he took the time to talk to us and give me some pointers about softball. What a great guy.

Mrs. Spunky
September 6, 2008
Another former Lynchburg Met that I keep in touch with. Mike is a true gem. He led the league in RBIs when he was with us. He is about as classy a guy as they get with a fabulous wife and terrific sons! We love you, Mike!









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