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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 453 of 981 players
Blocker
Terry Fennell Blocker
Born: August 18, 1959 at Columbia, S.C.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.02 Weight: 195

Terry Blocker was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on April 4, 2012.

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First Mets game: April 11, 1985
Last Mets game: June 9, 1985





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The Beezer
I'll always remember him smashing into Danny Heep in one of the worst baseball collisions I've ever seen (resulted in an inside the park grand slam). Heep is still seeing stars.

flushingflash
I was at that game. It was the second game of the Banner Day (bring back Banner Day!) doubleheader in 1985. Terry Pendleton hit the ball and it became an inside the park grand slam when Blocker and Heep collided. Blocker was playing so terribly up to that point in 1985 that when he didn't get up from the collision the fans actually cheered!

Logan Swanson
January 26, 2001
Does anyone remember when, in August, 1985, the Mets, in need of a veteran pitcher, had an oppurtunity to re-re-acquire Tom Seaver from the White Sox? The Chi-Sox wanted a straight Seaver-for-Blocker deal. Blocker was at best a fair prospect. The Mets had a major and minor league organization crowded with outfielders, so there was no room for Blocker, and the experience of Seaver and redemption Mets management would have earned by bringing Tom Terrific back made this trade look like a no-brainer. However, Davey Johnson was too insecure in his Manager's job to have Seaver around, and the deal was killed. Blocker immedietely went on to oblivion. Tom finished his career with the Red Sox, when he really should have been pitching for the Mets.

Big Nick
February 1, 2002
I remember during the replacement player era, Blocker was a replacement for some team. I remember reading that Blocker saved a replacement teammates life by helping him thrwart an attempted armed robbery. Other than that, he had a rather short unheralded career with the Mets.

Larry Burns
June 19, 2002
I know I have said it about some other players, but I really think Terry might have been the biggest eternal "Met on the Rise" that never panned out. I remember he had nice major league tools for talent. He just never seemed able to put it all together and become a star like he was supposed to. Heard he was excellent down at Tidewater.

Mr. Sparkle
January 31, 2003
He was memorable for two things; 1) The collision with Heep 2) Being a total bust as a "Hot Prospect."

Don L
April 15, 2004
I've never seen a so-called hot prospect look so completely overmatched against major league pitching. .067 says it all.

Kiwiwriter
July 1, 2004
I remember the collision with Danny Heep. I was covering the game for Mets Inside Pitch. The whole press box turned silent.

The Cardinals who scored on the play didn't trot to the dugout, either. They turned and stared out to see if the two Met outfielders were seriously injured.

Terry Blocker was in the game, I believe, because Darryl Strawberry was out with the "torn inner ulna collateral," that KO'd him for six weeks. Blocker was supposed to be the Met of the future. Good name...he was a big guy. But he couldn't hit at all, and was gone.

So George Foster accused the Mets of being racist in not keeping Blocker on the roster. Riiiiiiight.

Maxwell Kates
April 15, 2007
Blocker was a replacement player for the Braves. This story appeared in Time Magazine on April 10, 1995:

Another pitcher, Dave Shotkoski of the Atlanta Braves, was killed in West Palm Beach, Florida, during a robbery, but even his tragedy yielded a tale of heroism. Braves outfielder--cable installer Terry Blocker walked and talked his way through a bad neighborhood and eventually led police to a suspect.

Dennis From Jersey
April 15, 2011
I was there for the collision as well. There were only a few thousand fans in the stands and me and the kid I was with had snuck down into the box seats by the dugout - it was a pretty brutal collision and both players just fell flat on the ground and didn't move.

The Mets were on the rise at the time, but were not far removed from their 1977-1983 era of futility; that play felt like something out of 1979.

AChanceToBe30
April 27, 2011
Anything Terry Blocker did - or failed to do - as a player is irrelevant. It's what he did off the field that makes him stand out. Do a little research online and see what this man did while serving as a replacement player during the lockout in 1995. One of his teammates (name now escapes me), a teacher I believe, was murdered by a mugger near the ballpark and Mr. Blocker took it upon himself to go into the surrounding neighborhood, on the sly, and ask around, trying to bring the killer to justice. And he succeeded. This was his way of bringing a measure of justice to the victim's family (can't remember victim's name, it was a long long one). Look up the word "hero" in the dictionary, and you'll know all you need to know about Terry Blocker.









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