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Joe Orsulak
Joe Orsulak
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 192 of 1043 players
Joseph Michael Orsulak
Born: May 31, 1962 at Glen Ridge, N.J.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.01 Weight: 205

Joe Orsulak was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on December 18, 2003, and November 6, 2010.

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First Mets game: April 5, 1993
Last Mets game: October 1, 1995

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Mackey Sasser
December 18, 2000
Joe was a JOkE

Homeless Abdul
June 28, 2001
I remember a game where Joe was playing left field when a ball was hit fair down the line and the ball roleed into the corner. Joe hustled over to pick the ball up but in his haste to try and throw out the runner he picked up some newspaper that had flown onto the field instead and tried to throw that!! The wind just blew the newspaper out of his hand and into his face! It was hilarious!

November 16, 2001
Joe was a real everyday guy--quite the player. He was always near the league lead in outfield assists and was a terrific contact hitter. Played hard, too.

a mets fan
April 4, 2002
Joe to me was a very good player who cared and was good with the fans. He hit good for us but also would walk a lot. I remember a game in 1994 where the Mets were losing like 3-1 and that game I had gotten some kick ass seats two rows in back and I yelled Go Joe! Go Joe! and he turned around and smiled at me then he came up and hit a home run and the Mets won. It was great!

Joe Figliola
October 15, 2002
Oh, man, was he fun to score. Three seasons, three .300 averages; he hit a lifetime .323 for me.

Joe's first and last games as a Met stand out for me. The first was against the Rockies where, as a 9th inning defensive replacement, he threw out a runner trying to stretch a single into a double and saved Doc Gooden's shutout. The other was the triple he blasted in the final game of the 1995 season against the Braves; he didn't score but the Mets won that one on a shutout as well.

Oh, man, was he fun to score!

Sah Boinker
March 26, 2003
Joe Orsulak is a Hall of Famer in my eyes. I remember this one game back in September of 1993. It was cold, but Joe was ready for it. He got up and took a monster swing at a beaming fast ball, but missed. He was blasted in the head and knocked out. But that didn't stop Joe. He then stole all 3 bases including home to win the game 1-0.

Anthony Young
May 3, 2003
I remember Joe giving 110% every time he was on the field. I also remember he was giving it his all even though he had a wife and child who were very ill. His all out gutty performance night after night despite his personal problems made him my favorite Met and hero for years. I'll always be his biggest fan. For the record, I'll also never forget his grand slam vs. the Giants.

Jonathan Stern
March 29, 2005
Another solid guy on bad Mets teams. He and Dave Gallagher were fun to watch play the outfield and both men could hit. Orsulak had his blooper reel moment when he chased a ball into a bullpen and came up with a paper bag. Calling it his "great memorable moment," Orsulak insisted that he did not leave his mess in it; there was only air in the bag. But beyond that, he was the epitome of baseball professionalism. And, of course, he played under the shadow of serious health problems within his immediate family.

I miss both Orsulak and Gallagher, even if I don't miss the Mets teams they played for.

jamey bumbalo
November 17, 2005
I lived in Baltimore while Joe was on the Orioles and attended dozens of games. I was always impressed by Joe's professionalism and skills. I was overjoyed when he joined the Mets. He always gave the game everything he had and was a fine ballplayer. I'll take a team of guys like Joe (and Lenny and Wally and Mookie)--guys who played every game hard-- any day.

Pete H
September 6, 2013
Joe, born May 31, 1962, has the distinction of being the first Met player to be born after the Mets played their first game. Meaningless, yes, but true.

flushing flash
September 26, 2013
Pete, I think you may have misstated your point. Orsulak may have been born after the Mets started playing, and maybe there were no other Mets born between April 11, 1962 and May 31, 1962, but he wasn't even close to being the first Mets player in that category. That distinction belongs to Jose Oquendo, who was born July 4, 1963 and was just 19 when he made his debut in 1983.

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