Saturday, May 8, 2010
#207) JIM DWYER
Jim Dwyer was traded by the Montreal Expos with Pepe Mangual to the New York Mets in exchange for Wayne Garrett and Del Unser on July 21, 1976. The veteran was a fine fielder, who was capable of handling each of the three outfield positions. He also had a knack for pinch-hitting and served in that capacity during the majority of his 11 games with the Mets. Dwyer struggled in New York and only hit for a .154 batting average with just 13 at-bats.
Jim was involved in a three team trade on December 8, 1976. The Mets dealt him to the Chicago Cubs. Pete LaCock went to the Kansas City Royals from Chicago. New York received a player to be named later that became the Royals' Sheldon Mallory on December 13th. Dwyer would go on to play in a total of 18 major league seasons and record 103 pinch-hits during that time.
After his playing career, Jim has served as a minor league manager and hitting coach. Most recently in the Minnesota Twins organization.
Jim Dwyer signed his card in the set for my friend, Mike before a Ft. Myers Miracle game in Florida during their 2009 season.