Dennis Springer
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Dennis Springer
Dennis Springer
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 660 of 1043 players
Dennis Springer
Born: February 12, 1965 at Fresno, Cal.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 185

Dennis Springer was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 13, 2013.


First Mets game: April 22, 2000
Last Mets game: April 26, 2000

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I can't think of another knuckle ball specialist in Mets history. Hopefully he will be the last one in Mets history.

Won Doney
January 12, 2001
Did the Mets ever have anyone else who threw the knuckleball? The only other people who I know of who threw the knuckleball (non-Mets) were Phil Niekro and Jim Bouton.

The 26th Met
February 25, 2002
Springer pitched in only 2 games for the Mets, the latter being at Shea. A friend and I had the misfortune of attending that Shea game. The weather was the omen for what was to come. It was a miserable dreary drizzly evening and the tempurature was about 35 degrees on that April 26th evening of 2000. While my friend and I shivered, we watched Springer's knuckle ball consistently clocked at 49 mph dance toward the plate. The only thing was not many of his pitches made it into the catcher's glove for one reason or another. The knuckle ball was either being dropped by the catcher or just being belted around the park. I think it was about the 4th inning and the score stood around 8-1. I will say this in Springer's defense, he took one for the team. With a recently overworked bullpen, he braved a horrible night with a flat knuckle ball to save the bullpen for one evening. You got to give him credit. For my friend and I, we were not so brave that evening. We were gone by the 5th inning in a game that would eventually end up in a 12-1 loss for the Mets.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 5, 2003
Coming off a marginal season with the Marlins, he signed with the Mets before the 2000 season, and provided one decent start and one drubbing before being returned to Norfolk. He was acquired as depth in case none of the cluster of Glendon Rusch, Bill Pulsipher, and Bobby M. Jones could fill the last spot in our rotation.

January 21, 2009
I love knuckleball pitchers. When a team has a good one they can give you some amazing pitching.

Ed K
January 4, 2013
I bet "murphy" regrets his comment above about Mets knuckleball pitchers now!

September 6, 2013
Thank you, Tim Wakefield, for making knuckleballers attractive. Was pounded in an outing during the 2000 season and that was the last we saw of his hanging curve.

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