Gene Walter
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Gene Walter
Gene Walter
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 429 of 1043 players
Gene Winston Walter
Born: November 22, 1960 at Chicago, Ill.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.04 Weight: 200


First Mets game: April 9, 1987
Last Mets game: July 9, 1988

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He was there when the Mets always had a trash picker in the bullpen, the guy who'd only go in when there was no chance. Worst move to first I've ever seen.

March 17, 2001
Ugly delivery brought ugly results.

calvin spiker
October 20, 2001
super great guy, many good innings out of the pen, had alot of injures in his career. gene is the best.

flushing flash
October 30, 2001
In the dictionary next to the entry for "mop-up pitcher" they should have a picture of old Gene Walter. I don't think he ever pitched in a game when the Mets had the lead. In every bad loss in 1987 the box score would list four or more pitchers, the last two always being Innis and Walter.

Mr. Sparkle
November 3, 2001
It's hard to believe that any Met fan would have something nice to say about Gene Walter. If he weren't part of the McReynolds trade, who would remember him? It's also hard to believe the Mets actually asked for his services in 88 after seeing him pitch in the pitching deficient 87 campaign. They should have renamed this guy Gene Zero since that's what he added to the team.

April 14, 2002
I remember being at a game in '87 and the Mets bring Walter in, the game already being a lost cause. Even though I was in the mezzanine section, some drunk guy in front of me absolutely flipped out when he saw Walter trotting in from the bullpen. The guy started screaming that he was gonna beat Walter up in the parking lot. I was 9 at the time, and it is one Mets game I have never forgotten.

scott d
December 22, 2002
I will never forget his last game as a Met. He came in to get an out with runners on second and third and proceeded to throw so wildly that Gary Carter had to make three outstanding stops just to keep from having a wild pitch. After three of these pithches the Mets decided to intentionally walk the batter. Gary Carter stood up and and put his arm out to signal the pass. Wouldn't you know that Walter threw a perfect strike that Carter had to make another fine stop of. The umpire mercifily called it a ball and the batter took first. The manager then came out and removed Walter from the game. The next day he was sent to triple A and later traded. I never cared for this player and how he got to the bigs is beyond me.

January 30, 2003
I'm astounded that Gene Walter's ERA as a Met was under 4.00. I'd like to see his stats on inherited runners allowed to score. Deeply mediocre, not quite terrible -- but inspired no confidence whatsoever. I remember he would come to the set position hunched over as if he had a stomachache.

community chest
March 18, 2012
I remember Walter blowing a Jesse Orosco relief win early in the 1987 season. Walter eventually got the win when the Mets' hitters bailed him out, and he then apologized to Jesse during the post-game handshakes in the infield. That apology, for me, was the beginning of the deterioration of the Mets' pen that continues to this day. Still apologizing...

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