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Tim Spehr
Tim Spehr
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 675 of 1043 players
Timothy Joseph Spehr
Born: July 2, 1966 at Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 200

Tim Spehr was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on March 26, 2012.

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First Mets game: March 31, 1998
Last Mets game: May 4, 1998

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May 29, 2001
Spehr was the original replacement for Todd Hundley to start the '98 season. Broke his arm early in the year and was done for the year. The Mets were forced to trade for some guy named Pizza or something like that. Bad career move, Mr. Spehr.

November 12, 2001
He was a terrible hitter. Worse than Rey Ordonez will ever be. No offense Timmy, but I'm glad we got rid of you.

January 30, 2002
He hit mamouth home runs in Spring Training every year he was with the Mets, but as soon as the season started he couldn't touch a fastball.

August 3, 2002
Didn't Mel Rojas, after blowing one of his many games, complain that the reason he pitched so poorly was because "Tim Spehr was not the catcher"?

December 21, 2002
Besides being an awful player, the guy looked, well, evil. He reminded me of Drax in the James Bond movie "Moonraker".

Gregory Gewirtz
April 1, 2003
Catcher Tim Spehr made one of the coolest plays I've ever seen in his one career inning of work at first base.

It was the ninth inning in Cincinnati, and Deion Sanders hit a ball to center field that was misjudged by the second baseman and/or the center fielder, and went in for a hit.

As Deion was rounding first, he realized nobody was covering second base, so he tried to stretch this hit into a double. At the same time, Spehr realized nobody was at second, so he goes running alongside Deion Sanders, down to second base!

The throw leads Spehr, and he applies the tag to get Deion out! I've never before or since seen such a wild play, especially with a guy playing a different positon for the first time.

Shorty Larson
November 17, 2005
I only remember three things about Spehr. He was Steve Phillips' one-year replacement at C for Todd Hundley, couldn't hit, and was coveted by the Royals, the team that drafted him, because they kept thinking his non-existant hitting talent would pan out. Having said that, he was a good receiver.

November 29, 2005
I remember two things about Tim: That he wore one of the Met revolving door uniform numbers (33) and that he broke his leg the first week of the season and was never heard from again.

Dan Baker
July 13, 2010
Tim Spehr...I love you, cousin!!!

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