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Mike Glavine
Mike Glavine
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 752 of 1043 players
Michael Patrick Glavine
Born: January 24, 1973 at Concord, Mass.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.03 Weight: 210

Mike Glavine was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on January 24, 2007.


First Mets game: September 14, 2003
Last Mets game: September 28, 2003

Brother of Tom Glavine

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October 10, 2003
Mike Glavine got his first (and surely his last) major league hit with two outs in the ninth of the last game of the year. It would have been much more fitting if Glavine had struck out. Then the year would have started with one Glavine falling on his face in the opening game of the season against the Cubs and ended with another Glavine making the final out. Instead, Glavine hit a meaningless dribbler up the middle. Poetry averted.

Mr. Sparkle
October 13, 2003
When the Mets were trying to sign A-Rod, Steve Phillips balked because he wanted his own office at the park and a luxury box along with a few other perks. At least he didn't ask for his no talent brother to get a job. As a 30 year old rookie, shouldn't he be scouting for the Mets instead of playing first base? I don't care if these are meaningless games, I am flabbergasted that the Mets signed this clown just because of his brother. He should not have made the squad at all. He only got the call because of brother Tom (I can't face the Braves again) Glavine. What's next, Fred Piazza warming up in bullpen?

Blood Vow
January 19, 2004
I'm glad this stinkin piece of elephant scat is #714 on the list of most popular Mets. At least Mets fans have good taste.

His incredibly unimpressive brother should personally hand out $20s at the Shea turnstiles during some sub- 30 degree meaningless September '04 game to make up for having the temerity to propose him as a ballplayer.

Jeff "Idiot Son" Wilpon should be flayed alive and his flesh by Mo Vaughn, then have his brain removed and burned on the mound at Shea while we perform a dignified Native American dance celebrating revenge for putting "he whose name should not be mentioned in the context of major league baseball" on the Mets roster.

Joe P.
September 24, 2004
Just another piece of evidence to prove that 'The Commitee' (Leiter, Franco, & Glavine esq.) has major influence in front office decisions. I guess it's Fred's way of saying 'keep it in the family' as he is doing.

Jonathan Stern
October 13, 2005
And the 2003 MLB Brother-of-the-Year Award goes to...

Mike's been out of baseball since 2004. At present, he is looking into starting a business.

Joe From Jersey
December 21, 2005
Look Mike Glavine was no Dave Magidan or a Willie Montanez, but at least he can say "I got to be in the same game on the same team with my famous brother Tom" like he was on Sept 25,2003 aka Bob Murphy Night. But that great dream came to an end when Tom got hurt and had to leave the game. He had played with the Somerset Patriots of the Independent Atlantic League. (A league that Jose "VH-1" Canseco played in for a few weeks.)

September 16, 2007
You know for the life of me, I could never figure out why the fans resented Mike Glavine so much. The kind of reaction he got from message boards and websites you would have thought he started the whole season. He got a few games in the big leagues and got to live a dream that anyone of us would have gone for in a second. Why do we resent someone being able to play in a major league baseball game?

Sure Glavine sucked that year along with the rest of the team, but people wasted far too much time worrying about this. What big time prospect did Mike Glavine block?

I'm happy he got the chance. I'm happy he got to get a hit in the big leagues and then walk away. I'm happy his brother helped him out. I thought it was a nice story in a really bad year.

September 21, 2007
Ken, I completely agree with you. I never understood the hatred that was there when Glavine got his hit and was given a chance. Sure it was a favor for Tommy. And if it was in the middle of a pennant race then that would have been idiotic. But it was the last few games and the team was god awful. Let the guy have his moment. He wasn't blocking anyone.

scott r
June 4, 2011
I agree with the above 2 posts: what's the big deal? He was a September call up, he played in the minors. It's not like they just brought him in off the street. Anyway I met him today at the hotel I work at. He seems like a nice guy.

November 4, 2011
It is an absolute disgrace that this talentless independent league player was able to participate in a Major League game. Obviously it was only to placate his overpaid, whiney, Atlanta Brave loving brother. Nepotism at its very worst. How did Tommy return the favor? By a gutless performance in a season ending game and then saying he really did not give a darn. Mikey Glavine sullies the game and disgraces everyone who made it the major leagues the right way. He should have paid to go to fantasy camp instead.

Ed K
January 24, 2014
Sure, Mike Glavine got his MLB cup of coffee as a favor to his older brother. But he actually had a decent season in Norfolk in 2003 with an .777 OPS. As for Mr. Sparkle's comment, Mike Piazza's kid brother Tom actually played in the rookie league in the Mets system but was released after hitting .150 in 2005.

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