Feb 14, 2018

Mets Bullpen Coach: Eric Langhill (2011-2018)

Eric Joseph Langhill was born April 9th 1979 in Kirkland, Quebec.  Growing up on Canada he loved hockey, idolizing Patrick Roy while also playing baseball where he exceled as an avid Montreal Expo fan. The five foot nine Canadian catcher attended Des Moines Community College, then was drafted by his beloved Expos in the 34th round of the 1999 amateur draft. 

He was a career minor leaguer playing two seasons in the Expos organization & then five in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, hitting just one career HR batting .210 throwing out 18% of would be base stealers. 

In 2011 he joined Dave Racaniello as a Mets bullpen coach & has been there for seven seasons, joining the team in that role again in 2018.

Drama: During Spring Training 2012 Langill was involved in a car crash in Port St. Lucie Florida after a team bowling event. He was charged with driving under the influence & spent a night in jail. The team suspended him for a week & then he was counseled by the team's Assistance program.

Trivia: In an exhibition game between the Mets & their AAA affiliate Las Vegas 51's. The 37 year old Langill made the start as the 51's catcher going hitless.

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