Tucker Ashford
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Tucker Ashford
Tucker Ashford
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 402 of 1043 players
Thomas Steven Ashford
Born: December 4, 1954 at Memphis, Tenn.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 185

3b 2b c

First Mets game: May 6, 1983
Last Mets game: September 19, 1983

Share your memories of Tucker Ashford


flushing flash
February 19, 2002
He had one blue eye and one brown eye. I remember hearing Murph say that during a game when Ashford played for the Padres. That's another reason to remember Tucker. Albeit a really, really freaky reason.

Yankee Fan First
May 20, 2002
I remember when he was a Yankee in 1982. He was supposed to be their next big star- but made a couple of errors against the Mets in Spring Training and Steinbrenner made the remark "We've seen enough of Tucker Ashford" and he was banished forever from the Bronx. That remark was recently surpassed by the Hideki "Fat Pussy Toad" Irabu comment.

Bob D.
December 10, 2002
I remember that they brought him up from Tidewater on the same day they brought up Darryl Strawberry in an attempt to shake up a slumping team. Strawberry took over for Danny Heep in rightfield, who was one of the few bright spots on the team, but Straw was the star of the future. Ashford was started at third base in place of a slumping Hubie Brooks. Ashford didn't come through himself, but what he did do is serve as as wake up call to Hubie, who had a couple of big hits off the bench in the first couple of games and then got his starting job back. Ashford quickly moved on to obscurity as a minor footnote in Mets history.

September 1, 2004
Another victim of George Steinbrenner's notorious "Columbus Shuttle," who couldn't latch on with the Mets, either. I remember him as a San Diego Padre, too.

What he lacked in ability, he made up in a great name.

scott r
March 3, 2009
The only thing I remember is that he had to play catcher in a emergency once. Also traded to KC cause George Brett had some minor injury and they needed a 3b for a short time.

May 23, 2012
I remember when he came up. I happened to be sitting next to Tucker's spouse in the stands. She was wearing a mink coat in 90 degree heat and carrying an expensive bag. She kept talking about shopping on Madison Ave. whilst Tucker was striking out at the plate.

May 6, 2013
West Palm Beach March 1984

Tucker was playing for the Mets in a spring training game and I was in the stands behind the 3rd base dugout. Tucker comes up late in the game, after having made a couple of errors and striking out at the plate. The fan in front of me, a heavy man who was clearly inebriated, starts letting Tucker have it "You are the worst excuse of a player ever to play in the majors.....You'll be out of the game by midseason...etc.." It was a really quiet crowd and everyone was feeling uncomfortable, including us - I mean what did Tucker do to the fan? And, this is only spring training.

So, Tucker is at the plate with the fan heckling incessantly, and, you guessed it, Tucker rips a hard single up the middle. The crowd goes wild!! Everybody is letting the drunk fan have it. Even Bobby Valentine, the 3rd base coach, asks the heckling fan, who is quietly staring straight ahead, what he thinks of Tucker now.

However, before a pitch is even thrown to the next batter, TUCKER GETS PICKED OFF 1ST BASE! The drunk fan stands up and screams "I REST MY CASE!" and leaves the ballpark as the entire stadium is howling in laughter.

In 40 years of going to baseball games, I have never seen anything funnier! I am still in contact with one of the friends I went to the park with that day and we still laugh about it.

Stay strong Tucker, hope you are well! Thanks for the memory.

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