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Pete Schourek
Pete Schourek
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 300 of 1043 players
Peter Alan Schourek
Born: May 10, 1969 at Austin, Tex.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.05 Weight: 195

Pete Schourek was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on May 10, 2008, December 19, 2008, July 30, 2009, March 22, 2012, and February 22, 2014.


First Mets game: April 9, 1991
Last Mets game: October 3, 1993

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March 17, 2001
Another charter member of the Dallas Green fan club, along with Burnitz, Hillman and a cast of others. Wasn't that bad after all.

Mr. Sparkle
October 5, 2001
I always thought this guy had an awesome curveball and I wasn't happy that Dallas Green ran him out of town. He had one great year with the Reds and nothing after that. Overall he never found his groove with the Mets and was pretty lousy. Looking back though every pitcher the Mets have ever had named Pete has sucked. Pete Schourek was probably the best of them- Pete Falcone, Pete Harnisch, Pete Smith. That's pretty sad. Please, no more Petes.

Jonathan Stern
February 6, 2004
One day in 1992, Jeff Torborg was having a meeting with his players about dealing with the tough New York media. He was telling his men not to let the reporters bother them, not to let them be a distraction, etc. The meeting went on and on, Torborg becoming more impassioned, until finally, Schourek raised his hand and asked why, if they shouldn't pay too much attention to the media, are they having so many meetings about the media?


Schourek became an ace with the Reds after escaping from Dallas Green. Sadly, he was on the mound for the Reds on Opening Day 1996 - when home plate umpire John McSherry collapsed and died of a heart attack.

Joe Figliola
February 10, 2004
Long before the popular film came out, my friend Jimmy Wells and I would refer to Schourek as "Shrek."

Hollywood aside, Schourek never developed because of Dallas Green's abuse. I have to agree with one of the other posters, I think Schourek and Burnitz were the most (unfairly) blistered by their manager.

I'm surprised no one mentioned his one-hitter against the Expos in 1992. Pretty exciting game.

Bob P
February 12, 2004
Joe, that one-hitter was on September 10, 1991 (his rookie season) at Shea. The only hit Schourek allowed came with two men out in the fifth when Montreal LF Ken Williams--whose career would end three weeks later with a grand total of 252 hits--singled to left.

Schourek walked two and struck out seven. It turned out to be the only complete game shutout Schourek pitched in his eleven years in the majors.

5280 MetsFan
September 23, 2005
I seem to remember a game vs the Dodgers. He was batting and fouled off like ten pitches in a row finally working out a walk. Does anyone remember that game?

Brad H
June 7, 2007
I get to play against Pete in a Recreational baseball league and have batted against him. He is a very humble guy and he's pretty cool.

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