Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past.
In acquiring Mac Scarce in the 1974 offseason the Mets were bringing on a young, left handed reliever who had an impressive 1973 before struggling a bit in 1974. Still, the team seemed to think enough of him—and young catching prospect John Stearns—to part with franchise icon Tug McGraw in a trade.
That sentiment wouldn’t last long, though. Scarce would become a fascinating footnote in Mets history by facing one batter and surrendering a game ending single—appearing in one game and officially pitching zero innings—before being traded away four days later.
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