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Mark Carreon
Mark Carreon
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 127 of 1043 players
Mark Steven Carreon
Born: July 19, 1963 at Chicago, Ill.
Throws: Left Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 194

Mark Carreon was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 8, 2009, July 19, 2011, December 16, 2012, and January 22, 2016.


First Mets game: September 8, 1987
Last Mets game: October 5, 1991

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Chris Berman would call him Mark ``Carry On' Luggage in the rare times he made an ESPN highlight reel. Good power when given the chance to play.

Best right handed pinch hitter Mets ever had. Other specialists I can remember (Rusty Staub, Danny Heep, Matt Franco) have been lefties. Couldn't play every day when given the chance.

Dave A
December 17, 2000
Great pinch hitter.

I'm pretty sure Carreon and Rickey Henderson are the only position players in Met history to bat righty and throw lefty.

John Maxwell Sr
January 22, 2001
You forgot Cleon Jones.He threw left and batted right.

March 18, 2001
Yes, they did find him. I remember being at Wrigley when Carreon played for the Giants, and a fan in the first row of the upper deck yelled out for a ball during BP, and Carreon proceeded to throw a seed into the guys chest from LF. What a throw!!

Pretty good PH and back-up outfielder.

June 4, 2001
this guy was a pretty good hitter who could be counted on to go deep occasionally when he pinch hit. great moustache.

rich edwards
March 14, 2002
Mark's dad, Camilo Carreon caught for the White Sox. I remember him getting a hit to beat Whitey Ford for one of his rare losses in 1961.

Mississippi Met
October 23, 2002
Mark Carreon is currently living in Summit, Mississippi near his ex-wife and children.

Mr. Sparkle
November 4, 2002
I had a friend who looked exactly like Mark Carreon. Haven't seen him though since he got divorced since it was his wife I really knew.

Mark was a decent utility guy and pinch hitter. A lot of people wanted to see him play every day but some guys are good in bit roles and can't do it every day. Kinda like Danny Heep. Mark was one of those guys. He was good at what he did but really couldn't do more. Not a very good defensive outfielder.

Jeff in Florida
July 20, 2003
I can remember in 1987 when he was a very good prospect in the Mets system. It was thought that he would start and be a .280 20HRs 85 RBIs type of guy. Oh well.

Danny Baseball
February 2, 2004
The Mets should've kept this guy and gave him more playing time. He couldn't have been any worse than Juan Samuel or Keith Miller. He also went on to hit .301 one year with the Giants.

April 30, 2004
Mark Carreon really made one of my best days ever at Shea. Mets were down by two with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to whoever. Mackey Sasser & Carreon hit back-to-back pinch-hit HR's to tie the game and HoJo won it in the 12th with another HR. Amazing.

Tom Shannon
March 1, 2005
Ahh who could forget May 4, 1991. Nice day out at Shea (right before the wheels fall off). Carreon and Sasser are my 2 favorite players (they hit back to back 9th inning, pinch hit HR's to send the game to extra's).....Then Hojo wins it with a 2 run bomb!!!

That was my last, great memory at Shea until like 1997.

Jonathan Stern
March 15, 2005
Carreon suffered one of the more frightening injuries I have ever seen. A slide on the basepaths that left him rolling around in agony. I wondered whether he would walk again, it was so bad.

Carreon once got in trouble for leaving a game early, apparently in protest over his benching. Not very smart, especially if you're trying - and failing- to prove yourself as an everyday player. Nonetheless, he usually said all the right things to the reporters and often came through with the bat during the downward years of Davey and Buddy.

October 6, 2006
Back in 1989 my company at the time (a huge sponsor for the Mets - think Snoopy) hosted a family day at Shea, so we were all in the picnic area bleachers... free food and beer. The whole bit. From what I remember the game was tied going into the bottom of the 9th and Carreon hit a nice shot right into the bleachers to win the game. He was pretty clutch.

Randi B
October 19, 2007
After a game, my stepmom and I waited around to get autographs. And I remember Mark because he was the only player with a really nice car - a 4 door Mercedes. All the other Mets were making real good money, but had so-so wheels. I think the worst car of all was McReynolds' - it looked like some Datsun from '82. Mark wasn't the highest paid, or the best player (he was a decent catcher) - but at least he had some style.

Rob in Richmond
December 14, 2007
Back in my obsessive baseball card collecting days,when we were 13 or 14, a group of friends and I went to the Diamond to see our Richmond Braves take on the Tidewater Tides. We were basically there to get our Greg Jeffries baseball cards signed as they were the hot card of the moment. We were all grouped on visitors side looking, but no Jefferies. Mark came over though and just shot the bull with us though and hung out with us for a long time, No one had a card of him though, but he signed a bunch of baseballs and some programs. He was great, just hanging having fun with a of bunch kids. One of my better baseball memories.

September 18, 2012
Mark Carreon wasn't a catcher. He was first basebase and outfield. He is very family oriented and loved that time. He loves and lives for the game of baseball. Just runs in the blood.

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