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Rich Sauveur
Rich Sauveur
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 756 of 1043 players
Richard Daniel Sauveur
Born: November 23, 1963 at Arlington, Va.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.04 Weight: 170


First Mets game: June 5, 1991
Last Mets game: June 19, 1991

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April 28, 2002
There was a game in '91 where the starter was hurt with the Mets up at least 2 runs. They had to bring Sauveur into the game and I vividly recall Murph saying on the radio that it would be hard for the Mets to win this one now....didn't get into many games, but maybe the worst Met pitcher of them all. Went down to Tidewater later that year and was horrifed to see him work a 1-2-3 8th inning, was cringing that they might call his sorry act back up to the bigs.

January 15, 2006
I don't have any memories of him but I was looking at a program I found from a game I attended on 6/30/91 as an 11yr old and saw his name in the list of Mets players so I thought I'd look him up. Guess he didn't make it into that game as his last game as a Met was 11 days earlier.

June 16, 2010
Since R.A. Dickey got called up, there have been some stories listing the knuckleballers who have pitched for the Mets. I was interested and surprised to see Sauveur on this list. I looked into this a little further. Sauveur used his knuckler in the minors and then at the end of his major-league career. It is questionable whether he used it as a Met.

December 19, 2012
Born the day after JFK was shot, so we can eliminate him from any conspiracy theories.

June 13, 2014
Rich Sauveur pitched professionally for 17 seasons, (not to mention winter leagues,) and played for SIX Major League clubs. He did not feature the knuckleball with New York, but was a true knuckleballer at the end of his career. In his last big league appearance, (at which I was in attendance) with Oakland in 2000, he three a 1-2-3 inning at Los Angeles, baffling Gary Sheffield and Shawn Green, both fooled badly, and Eric Karros who popped weakly to right field. Sauveur hung it up only to go into coaching, and is currently the pitching coach at AAA Pawtucket, helping the Red Sox develop the players that win Championships.

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