Tuesday, December 22, 2009
#445) TITO NAVARRO
Tito Navarro was originally signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent on September 2, 1987. Navarro started his professional baseball career with the Kingsport Mets (Rookie League) in 1988 when he was only seventeen. Tito advanced through the system until earning a late season call-up and making his major league debut on September 6, 1993. He would bat lead-off and start at shortstop that game. One of only two times that he was used defensively by the Mets. Tito's other ten appearances, during what would be his only season in the major leagues, came as a pinch-hitter or pinch-runner. Navarro would return back to Triple-A Norfolk for the 1994 campaign as the major league players ended that year on strike. Tito was released by the New York Mets on April 23, 1995 near the conclusion of the delayed spring training season.
Tito Navarro signed his card in the set for me from a private signing that he did for Warren Johnson on October 31, 2009.