Saturday, December 18, 2010
#595) DAVID LAMB
David Lamb joined the New York Mets organization when they claimed him off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on February 7, 2000. He began the season with Triple-A Norfolk, but had his contract purchased on July 3rd. Kurt Abbott had been placed on the disabled list with lower back inflammation and with Rey Ordonez healing a broken forearm the roster was short infielders. Once summoned, David made his Mets' debut on July 5th as a pinch-hitter facing the Marlins in Florida. Lamb was the starting shortstop on July 18th, and delivered his first New York hit during the Mets 11-7 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Playing three different infield postions in all, he made a total of seven appearances. David was optioned back to Norfolk on July 25th and replaced on the roster by pitcher, Grant Roberts. He finished the 2000 season with the Tides. The California native then chose to sign as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels on November 8, 2000.
After his playing career, which included additional major-league time with the Minnesota Twins, he has served as a professional hitting and fielding instructor at The Hitting Zone in Westlake Village, California.
David Lamb signed his card in the set from an autograph request sent to The Hitting Zone address on December 16, 2010.