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Joe McEwing
Joe McEwing
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 134 of 1043 players
Joseph Earl McEwing
Born: October 19, 1972 at Bristol, Pa.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.11 Weight: 170

Joe McEwing was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on March 17, 2005, March 18, 2005, December 9, 2005, March 23, 2008, April 30, 2012, January 7, 2015, and October 30, 2016.

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First Mets game: May 13, 2000
Last Mets game: August 19, 2004

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McEwing is one hell of a fastball hitter. He smacked Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez around. Too bad he has big time problems with the slider. His bat is almost too fast. I wish he could lend some of that bat speed to Matt Franco. Franco needs it.

Mr. Sparkle
April 28, 2001
I brought my son to the game he single-handidly beat Randy Johnson. It's was my sons first real game about a month before his 7th birthday. I was at game 6 in 86 but this was a more special game because I know after it my son will always be a Mets fan and will never ever go to the dark side. (The yankmees)

I also think this guy derserves more playing time. I'd love to see him platoon with Timo. I just like the way he plays the game.

May 2, 2001
It still cracks me up that the Cardinals traded one of LaRussa's favorite players for Orosco, who never even threw a pitch for them. Sorry Tony, you jerk. McEwing would have made a very valuable role player for you last year.

May 23, 2001
It's impossible to not root for this guy.

Won Doney
July 8, 2001
Can anyone not like Joe McEwing?

Mr. Sparkle
August 7, 2001
Took my son to tonights game again. Mcewing hit a pinch hit tripple to knock in two runs in a 3-0 win. Unbelievable. I should take my kid to every game!

Joe Figliola
August 9, 2001
It's official: SOO-PAH JOE! is now my favorite Met. He always finds a way to contribute.

Unfortunately, I missed getting his picture at Photo Day not once, but twice. Last year, the Mets just brought him up and I passed him by because I had no clue who he was. This year, I got into Shea just as Photo Day was winding down and he had already split. The day will soon come, though, when this Super Joe will get a photo of New York's SOO-PAH JOE!

Ginamarie Serrago
September 25, 2001
Joe McEwing has definitely gave the Mets and their fans something to cheer about. I think that this "Giant Killer" has brought alot of good, positive energy to Shea. Another perk is that he is really hot and you Gotta love him.

Rachel Z
October 7, 2001
Joe McEwing is thee greatest! I always despised Walt Jocketty for trading him away.

January 18, 2002
Super Joe is Super Hot! All right, enough with my girl side. Seriously, McEwing was the best player on the Mets in 2001, and I hope Bobby V sticks to his gut and puts Joe in every chance he gets. He is way too talented to be a back-up guy. Since it looks like I'll have to retire my beloved Todd Zeile shirt (sniff) I've already decided to have a McEwing one custom made. Incidentally, Joe McEwing carries more than just his outfield, infield, and first base gloves to the park. He also makes sure to pack his catchers and pitchers gloves, just in case. You gotta love a guy who prepares for anything!

Mr. Sparkle
January 20, 2002
With the veteran infield and hopefully a better outfield to come, Joe's time may be limited in the future. I mean how do you sit Roberto Alomar for Joe McEwing? I just hope that does not make him expendable because 1) he is a great utility player and 2) I love this friggin' guy!!!!!!

I'd love to call him super Joe but since he got that name as a Cardinal I can't bring myself to call him that.

February 4, 2002
I love this guy!! Ya hafta love a guy that goes out and gives 110% every game! And hes super cute too! How can you resist him? Its kinda funny how hyper he can get on the field. I like the way Ed Coleman put (some time during the 2001 season) "He reminds me of a little boy at an amusement park waiting on a line for a ride trying to decide whether to wait on line or go to the bathroom"

February 24, 2002
Don't worry about Super Joe's playing time being limited. This guy can play anywhere. And a guy that can play anywhere has to play somewhere. I heard that somewhere.

August 5, 2002
I know a lot of people point to Jeromy Burnitz as the poster-child for this pathetic group known as the 2002 New York Mets. But for me, that poster-child is good old Super Joe McEwing. He is currently 3 for his last 52, a robust .058 average. Those 3 hits were all singles dating back to May 25th.

That is about the most pathetic display of professional hitting I've ever seen. You have to love his hustle, but he has arguably been one the worst player in the major leagues since the end of May.

Where have you gone, Super Joe?

Etch 35
May 13, 2003
Go Joe!!!

This guy cares soooo much about the team. He accepts his role and I respect hime for that. But Sanchez isn't exactly doing a great job, so why not let Super Joe Mack take over at SS this season. At least we know we'll get a 100% every time.

Loved going to Irish night at Shea and hearing those bagpipes play in the upper deck every time Joe came to bat!

May the enemies of Ireland (and Joe McEwing) never meet a friend!

May 16, 2003
I am so glad Super Joe has found a happy home with the Mets. I am a die-hard Cardinal fan and went into serious grieving when He got traded away (Just a sec, tearing up again) anyway, if I can't have him, at least he is somewhere he is appriciated and NY seems to have welcomed him with open arms. Use him well, just not against the Cards!!!

June 13, 2003
Joe McEwing is the coolest. I'm glad to see that he's recovered from that 0-33 slump he had last year (though he's still a horribly mediocre hitter). He made a good play at second last night, in the 11-0 game against the Rangers. If Joe could only hit .250 I'm sure Art Howe would find a place for him to play every day.

July 8, 2003
If my memory serves me correctly, when the Cardinals traded Little Mac away, that Tony LaRussa broke down in tears, and then before Joe left the clubhouse, Tony asked Joe if he could keep his baseball shoes. Joe gave them to him, and they say that Joe's shoe are still in LaRussa's office to this day.

Mr. Sparkle
July 12, 2003
I like McEwing and all, he's got a great attitude and plays real hard and his teammates supposedly love him, but he is a big time void when he's in the line up. He can't even hit with George Theodore. If he could only hit .250 I'd say he's worth having around but at right around .200 he's not getting the job done. I have zero confidence in him over the past year and a half. Matt Franco was a great pinch hitter but when he had a bad year the Mets dumped him. I can't see holding onto McEwing simply because he's a good guy. I think he needs to show something over the next few months if he wants to come back next year.

February 21, 2004
Super Joe is still cashing in off of a brief run in 2000 where he got lucky against a few aces. (Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez.) Since that point he has gotten markedly worse each season. "He can play eight positions!" Yeah, poorly. Inexplicably, the Mets keep re-signing this guy. His plucky demeanor and .241, 1, 16 would make him a welcome asset on any Atlantic League club.

Jonathan Stern
February 28, 2004
How can you NOT root for a major leaguer who wants to be out on the field and does everything he can to stay there? SuperJoe is obviously not the most talented player in the bigs, but at least he appreciates being there - unlike many an overpaid prima donna who acts like being in the majors is a given, rather than a privilege.

That said, here is a classic moment in sportscasting:

Fran: SuperJoe McEwing can do it all! He can play shortstop! He can play third base! He can play catcher! He can play the outfield! He can...

Kiner: But there's one thing he can't do!

Fran: What's that?

Kiner: Drive in runs.

August 10, 2004
We all know that "Super Joe" is a team player, but let's face it how many times does he not come through in a clutch situation? Nice guy who can play many positions. He's the Hot Rod Kanehl" of the Mets. Maybe we can get some value from the Cards and Uncle Tony LaRussa for him.

September 9, 2004
Joe McEwing is a great ball-player. I watch him play 1st, 2nd, 3rd base, and shortstop. He is a clutch hitter and when you need a run he comes up at bat and gets a hit, driving in a bunch of runs. What a ball-player. His effort to play is serious and always comes out with confidence. He is a big part of the New York Mets. I went to a game last month and he got a great hit, driving in runs. What an awesome player.

November 22, 2004
One of the worst hitters I've ever seen. Can play every position, none all that well. Has blocked Scutaro, Garcia, and now Keppinger over the years. Time to go, Joe.

Chris Masterson.,
December 2, 2004
Nice guy but I've seen pitchers hit better than him. I wish the Mets would give a younger player his job.

December 4, 2004
Worst player in the Majors bar none. Joe became close to management types like Leiter that's why he stuck here so long. The fact that the Mets gave him a two year contract tells you all you need to know about this floundering team.

Mr. Sparkle
December 8, 2004
I have fond memories about Joe as I have previously written but enough is enough. He's an automatic out. Please get his hip-hop listening butt out of Queens. He's a great guy but a lousy ballplayer. A flash in the pan that stayed around way too long.

January 10, 2005
I think Joe McEwing is the nicest and my favorite baseball player on the Mets. I went to a game last year and I had made a Joe McEwing jersey and was all the way up in the mezzanine section. I saw Joe playing catch with a fellow Met and started screaming his name and showing him the McEwing t-shirt I had made. (Which I am sad to say I cannot find a real one anywhere.) I saw Joe speaking with another fan and reach for a ball and I got all mad beacuse I thought he was going to give it to him and all of a sudden Joe points to me!!!!! and throws the ball up and I am glad to say that I caught it on the first try!! I was with my dad (one of few people who share my Mets obsession and agree that Joe is awesome) and he said I almost fell off the balcony trying to reach for that ball! I mean what other player would go out of their way to make a crazed fan happy!!

Every single Mets game I go to and Joe gets a hit the entire section starts cheering and looking up at me with thumbs up and laughs! Joe is an awesome role model for everyone. He puts every single ounce of energy and thought into every game and I honestly think he would do ANYTHING for anyone on his team. What other players do you see running in and out of every inning? Not many I can tell you that much!!! Joe's always there offering support and he was even a mentor to the new spring training prospects!

Enough of my rambling and babbling. Simply put you cannot hate Joe!!

Colonel Bob
March 17, 2005
Joe comes to play. Which would you rather have a 300 hitter who tries like 230 or a 250 hitter who tries like 300. I'll take Joe any day. Good luck Joe we'll miss you. Probably see you managing Norfolk in 3 years maybe (I hope).

March 18, 2005
This is a bad day Met wise! What couldn't Joe do for this team that he hadn't done already? Suddenly this move dampens the upbeat tone Willie Randolph has instilled into his team this spring! Good luck Joe, I'll miss you!

scott r
March 22, 2005
Joe Mac got shafted. I know he's the 25th man on the the team, and it won't affect them much in the long run, but if every one of his teammates love this guy why not keep him? Is the person replacing him that much better? Only if it is Jeff Keppinger. Otherwise the answer is no.

J. Kutkowski
April 25, 2005
I see Super Joe has caught on in Kansas City. Glad to see it; he was a good one.

I was in St. Louis when he came up the same year J.D. Drew did and almost won the rookie of the year.

I moved back home to New York and Super Joe was traded here. He hit bombs off of Randy Johnson. He played like his feet were on fire.

I don't think the Mets will see the likes of him for a long time, I don't see a player with that kind of fire in his belly on the Mets roster right now. Not even close.

June 14, 2006
Super Joe owned Randy Johnson. There was nothing more enjoyable than seeing this little guy smack HRs off a giant of a pitcher.

I knew his time was coming to an end, but you still feel bad for a guy who would do anything the team asked of him and backed his teammates---He went after Mota in a Spring Training game after Mota drilled Piazza. Super Joe looked possessed and tried to dive over the Dodgers to get into the dugout. I want someone like that on my side.

puddin head
April 9, 2008
Last year Joe played a full season in AAA with the Red Sox of Pawtucket. Never got a call up for a chance to win a ring. It would have been nice if he'd been a part of that special team. Don't know if he's still playing anywhere this year.

Mario Arduini
April 17, 2008
I met Super Joe at Mets fantasy Camp this year (2008). He is an awesome guy to talk to and he knows the game of baseball. He is working in the White Sox organization in 2008. One day he should be the Mets manager!

community chest
March 19, 2011
I always thought McEwing had one of the best press agents in the business. The press loved him. The broadcasters loved him. The fans loved him. Why, I ask, when he was virtually an automatic out? They all admired his hustle, but the skills simple weren't there. A classic example of the maxim "You cannot steal first base."

Shickhaus Franks
April 22, 2011
A short story about Super Joe when he played in St. Louis; he would always say "Hi Jack" to the great Jack Buck and Jack would say, "Don't ever yell that out at the airport." He's now managing the Charlotte team (the White Sox Triple A affiliate). Just think, if the South Siders decide that Ozzie Guillen steps on too many toes, Super Joe could be their next manager.

Dan the Man
November 28, 2014
Joe will always be the reason in my mind why part-time players are just that. I remember in 2001 Joe and Desi Relaford were the highlights of the team. This made me scream how Joe should play full-time. To me as a kid he was just the man who could pop in and play any position.

Of course over time his average went down to like .200 and yet seemed to always be an automatic out. Yet, how could anyone dislike Super Joe?

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