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Dave Gallagher
Dave Gallagher
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 198 of 1043 players
David Thomas Gallagher
Born: September 20, 1960 at Trenton, N.J.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 185

Dave Gallagher was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on April 24, 2007, April 25, 2007, and September 20, 2012.

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First Mets game: April 6, 1992
Last Mets game: October 3, 1993

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Big E
December 29, 2000
A Jersey guy who was a Garden State legend, though little more than a journeyman extra outfielder on the majors. His claim to fame is inventing and patenting something called the Stride-Rite (sp?) an appliance that helped hitters time their stride at the plate. It must not have done a lot for him. Last seen as hitting coach for the AA Trenton Thunder (Red Sox affiliate.)

May 13, 2002
He runs the Frogbridge Baseball Training Acadamy for kids in New Jersey. My son and many of his friends attend. Nothing but rave reviews from everyone. Nice guy. Cares about the kids.

Mr. Sparkle
October 15, 2002
If memory serves me, he kinda looked like Groundskeeper Willie from the Simpsons.

Jonathan Stern
April 1, 2005
One of my all-time favorites. A Jersey guy who grew up and, I believe, still lives in my former neck of the woods. The classiest member of the Worst Team Money Can Buy, never embarassed himself on or off the field, always had a smile for the fans, hustled, played intelligently. Just a good guy, period.

Only in an end-of-the-year Times article did he admit how much playing for that particular team was depressing him. He described himself as feeling "humiliated" during a game against the Braves, even though he had played on bad teams before. And in an Inside Pitch interview several years afterwards, he spoke of the off-the-field controversies as being his only lingering memories of those years. While he was here, you'd have never known that he was unhappy, and that he was was quite understandable.

In the middle of arguably the worst period in Mets history (rivalled only by the last four seasons, I do maintain), he still managed to make a big fan out of me and I do not think I'm alone.

Jeremy Mixer
April 13, 2005
When I was a child in the mid 1980's, Dave played for our local minor league team, the Maine Guides. He became my favorite baseball player, and once he caught me cheering for him while walking from the clubhouse to the field. From that point on, whenever he would see me, he would always make it a point to come over and say hello.

Twenty years have passed since he was called up into Cleveland, but I will never forget how cool it was to see my childhood baseball hero have a successful career in the majors until after I graduated from high school.

Hopefully one day I will be able to track him down and thank him for the inspiration he gave to me as a child playing less than a half a mile from the house I own in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Frank Grimes
July 4, 2005
I think he looks more like Shaun Cassidy than Groundskeeper Willie. Dave was for some reason a fairly popular player during the bad years but wasn't really very good. He's the perfect player for a bad team.

Tim O
September 24, 2005
Dave is a neighbor of mine and is one of the nicest people you would ever meet. He is still running the Dave Gallagher Baseball Academy at Frogbridge. He is great with the kids and is very appreciative of his career as a Major Leaguer. He was extremely disappointed in those teams as they lacked any professional discipline.

February 29, 2008
Mets Dave at Mets fantasy camp in 2008. An absolute gentlemen. Saw me and a few other guys from camp eating dinner in a restaurant and left his party to eat dinner with us. Told great stories about his life before, during and after baseball.

Shannon Gallagher
April 25, 2008
Dave Gallagher was a fantastic baseball player, a gentleman and a great guy in general. By the way, his patented invention is called the Stride Tutor, and it has done a lot for him. He is also my dad.

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