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Tim Bogar
Tim Bogar
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 120 of 1043 players
Timothy Paul Bogar
Born: October 28, 1966 at Indianapolis, Ind.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 198

Tim Bogar was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 9, 2016.

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First Mets game: April 21, 1993
Last Mets game: September 29, 1996

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Mr. Sparkle
A solid platoon player. I liked him. Ended up injuring himself during the biggest offensive game of his career just when he looked like he maybe able to start. Lousy luck. Soon after he was shipped out for Louie Lopez.

I liked Tim because he gave me my first bat and he been my best baseball player friend. He even came over. Now he knows me as Little Boggie.

May 5, 2001
I remember the game he hurt himself. He was having a huge game and slid headfirst into home plate. Broke a finger. Too tough for his own good.

Big E
July 16, 2001
Great role player, makes himself valuable by knowing how to do everything passably well. Great coach/manager some day.

Joe Figliola
September 14, 2001
My favorite Bogar moment came in 1994. He only had seven hits for the year, yet I scored five of them (this includes a home run against the Braves--I think!). He demonstrated excellent versatility and hustle throughout his time with the Amazin's.

June 19, 2002
A hustler and a fighter, true Mets fans will remember the game in 1996 when he was plunked in the shin by then-Phillie Curt Schilling to force in the game tying run in an eventual 11-inning loss at the Vet.

July 7, 2002
Remember that odd injury he had late in his Mets years, when his vision suddenly disappeared for a time? He had like 20-15 eyesight, only to have everything blurry for a while. Weird.

Met Bogey
August 4, 2002
Tim Bogar: Ultimately, the nicest guy ever! Met him on 8/28/00 @ Shea Stadium. I just don't think he got the recognition he deserved!

April 4, 2003
Tim is a really great player, but more importantly a great role model. It's great to have talent like that but even better to have a heart to go along with it.

Bob P
April 23, 2003
Tim's only two homer and four hit game of his career came on the same day, August 14, 1993 at the Vet. The odd thing is that Bogar hit two home runs that day, one over the fence, and one inside the park.

That's a pretty rare feat, but not as rare as I thought.'s Jayson Stark reports that 10 players have hit inside-the-park and outside-the-park homers in the same game since the start of the 1993 season. One of the ten, Ken Caminiti, has done it twice.

April 24, 2003
I always had a soft spot for him because I thought I heard one of the Mets commentators mention that he suffered from debilitating migraines. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but since I suffer with migraines myself I always felt bad for him and I always rooted for him when he played.

Joe P
March 8, 2004
I was at a game in 1995, my dad and I asked for his autograph. My dad called him Todd Hundley accidentally and he then refused to sign my baseball. My mom went over and got his autograph.

Bob P
December 3, 2004
On 12/2/04, the Astros named Tim manager of their Lexington Legends farm team in the South Atlantic League.

Jonathan Stern
November 6, 2005
Was good-natured enough to allow the Mets to photograph him dressed up to look like Sam Spade (as in Humphrey BOGARt) for a pre-game segment. He also looked a lot like Todd Hundley. Early on, I sometimes got the two of them mixed up.

Bob P
June 22, 2009
Tim is currently the first base coach for the Red Sox. His name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Astros mangerial spot if Cecil Cooper does not get the Astros on a major roll soon.

Bogar had a record of 250-168 (.601) as a minor league manager for the Astros and Indians. He was also a coach for the 2008 AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays.

Travis Dowdy
May 12, 2010
Tim Bogar is my favorite baseball position player ever. He wasn't gifted with natural ability, but worked harder than anyone to get where he did. In AAA he once played all 9 positions in the same game. He also gave me a cracked bat after a minor league game. When the number of players started being linked to steroids, my first thought was Tim was one of the guys who got cheated the most. He could have had a longer career if everyone had played it as straight laced as he did.

Shickhaus Franks
March 28, 2013
UPDATE! Tim is now the manager of the Arkansas Travelers, the Double-A affiliate of the Angels and the Travelers have probably the best slogan in all of sports: GREATEST GAME ON DIRT!

April 3, 2013
Thanks, Shickhaus Franks, for the update on Tim. I just checked out the roster of his Arkansas team. One of its pitchers is named Mike Piazza, who was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Isn't that interesting?

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