Jan 27, 2016

Short Time 2000 NL Champion Mets Infielder: David Lamb (2000)

David Christian Lamb was born June 6th 1975 in West Hills, California. The six foot two switch hitting infielder was signed out of high school at Thousand Oaks, California, by the Baltimore Orioles.

 In 1998 he was drafted away by the Tampa Bay Devil Ryas & would play in 55 games for them batting .226 in 1999. The next year he was placed on waivers & picked up by the New York Mets.

He played 109 games at AAA Norfolk 55 games at short, 38 games at third & 10 games at second, batting .225.  On July 5th he was called up to the Mets big league squad, coming in the 9th inning in an 11-2 win at Florida over the Marlins. In his next three games he came in as a late inning defensive replacement as well, getting no at bats. 

On July 18th, Lamb got his only Mets start, it came in an inter League game in Toronto where he played short stop & batted ninth. In the 8th inning he got a base hit & scored on Lenny Harris double. (That night centerfieldmaz was at the game & met Mike Piazza earlier in the afternoon outside the Hockey Hall of  Fame. Piazza also hit a grand slam!) As for Mike Lamb he would play in just two more games before being sent back to the Tides. On the year he was 1-5 (.200) with a run scored.

He was granted free agency and would play in the  Anaheim Angels, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins & Minnesota Twins organizations. He would play in just seven games at the big league level for the Twins that year, his last in the majors. The next year would be his last in the minors as he retired from the game.

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