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Kevin Ray Tapani
Born: February 18, 1964 at Des Moines, Iowa
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 180

Kevin Tapani was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on June 7, 2005.

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First Mets game: July 4, 1989
Last Mets game: July 16, 1989





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Andy Rigg
August 6, 2004
Tap was on the 1981 Michigan High School football championship team. He is also a talented quarterback because of his great arm. Everybody always liked him because he is easygoing. He kind of reminds me of Kevin Costner.

Jonathan Stern
October 4, 2005
All he did after the Mets traded him was post double figures in wins. Year after year after year. Yes, Mets fans, it's okay to cry.

Kevin Tapani, Rick Aguilera, and David West for Frank Viola. The Twins go from worst to first. Frankie V. goes from Cy Young to Anthony Young. The Mets have made so many dumb trades in their relatively short history, it's a wonder that the baseball world does not refer to every dumb trade as a "Mets trade."

kerry
February 1, 2006
I thought the name Tapani and his nickname "Tapper" were so cute, I named my cat after him. Didn't get to see him pitch much but miss him to this day, and the name just sounds like a cat name, as in "meow, Tapani!"

David Klein
August 19, 2006
When the trade happened everyone thought the Mets would live to regret trading West. Instead Tapani went on to become a terrific number 3 starter for over a decade.

PJ
September 26, 2013
Dealt, along with Rick Aguilera, to the Twins during a period when you only had to mail a SASE into Frank Cashen's office for our talent.

Won a Series ring with Minnesota in '91, going 16-9 with a 2.99 ERA. Also went 19-9 for the Cubs in '98, the year our Mets choked in the last days of that season to finish a game out of the Wild Card (thought I'd rub it in some more).









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