Jul 4, 2021

Remembering Mets History (2000) Eric Cammack Triples In His Only MLB At Bat

 Eric Wade Cammack was born August 14th 1975 in Netherland Texas. The six foot one, righthanded pitcher was drafted out of college, at Lamar University.

After two seasons in A ball, he was promoted to  AA Binghamton in 1999, where he went 4-2 with 83 strike outs in 56.2 innings, with a 2.38 ERA. He then was promoted to AAA Norfolk for nine games to close out that season.

In 2000 at AAA Norfolk, he went to 6-2 with a 1.70 ERA, striking out 67 batters in 63.2 innings. Cammack was first called up on April 28th, where he came in relief of Mike Hampton in a game at Colorado. He allowed four runs on four hits in a 12-5 Mets loss. 

Cammack was back in AAA Norfolk, returning to the
Mets three more times during the year, pitching in eight games overall.

On July 5th, 2000, in a game in Florida, Cammack came to bat in the 9th inning with the Mets leading 10-2. Cammack tripled off Marlin pitcher, Ron Mahay scoring Benny Agbayani with the 11th run. This was Cammack's only career MLB at bat. He is one of only four players in MLB history to hit a triple in their only career at bat,

Cammack would pitch in the Mets minors through 2003. He then went on to the Houston Astros & Oakland Athletics' organizations, retiring after the 2004 season. 

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