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Jonathan Hurst
Jonathan Hurst
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 597 of 1043 players
Jonathan Hurst
Born: October 20, 1966 at New York, N.Y.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.03 Weight: 175

Jonathan Hurst was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on October 15, 2008, and June 25, 2015.


First Mets game: April 5, 1994
Last Mets game: April 21, 1994

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June 22, 2001
My nominee for worst pitcher in Mets history. He looked like a fine athlete, but he gave up 5 taters in 10 innings as a Met. I was at Shea for back-to-back-to-back gopher balls in one of those games and thought, "This guy is horrendous!"

flushing flash
June 22, 2001
I too remember Hurst as being terrible. And I kind of remember him being not too bad with Montreal in 1992. He epitomized the lousy pitchers the Mets had from 1991-1995.

July 25, 2005
Jonathan has been pitching in the Orient since 1998, and is still active. He has been pitching in the Chinese Professional Baseball League since then except 2001, when he pitched for the Yakult Swallows in Japan.

He has settled in Taiwan, and got married to a Taiwanese girl last year.

A sort of trivial issue, if anyone should care - both Melvin Mora, an ex-Met and a current star with the Orioles, and Jonathan played for the 1998 Mercury Tigers in Taiwan. However they did not play for the Tigers at the same time. On July 24th, 1998, Mora signed with the Mets, while Jonathan made his first for the Tigers on the same date.

Mr. Sparkle
October 4, 2006
Once listed in Mets Inside Pitch as the 500th player ever to play for the Mets. A big distinction going to a totally non distinct Met. Mets by the Numbers claims he was either 499 or 501, I forget which. I'll believe Mets Inside Pitch.

June 7, 2007
He is now the pitching coach for manager Tim Teufel's Savannah Sand Gnats, the Mets' low A team.

November 8, 2007
An excellent write-up on him in the November 2007 issue of INSIDE PITCH. He was quite the pitcher in Taiwan.

May 12, 2010
Hurst remains in the Mets organization as a pitching coach with Kingsport. I will take the high road here and not say anything further.

Correction to my memory from several years ago: Hurst did not give up three straight homers that time (4/14/94). There were two, sandwiching a walk, as he completed the job started by Mike Maddux in flushing a five-run lead. A single and a wild pitch followed, and he got the hook in mid-inning.

So the outing was as bad as I remembered overall. Yet the Mets came back to score two in the bottom of the 8th and win 10-9.

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