Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 1983
July 10th, 2012 by slangon

1983 marked a turning point for the Mets. They were still a few years away from glory, but pieces and parts of that glory were starting to make their way onto the club, including their 1983 All-Star representative.

I always knew that Jesse Orosco was a pretty good pitcher. Until today I had no idea how good he was in 1983. He was 13-7 without ever starting a game. He also saved 17 games that year and had a miniscule 1.47 ERA. I also didn’t realize that he was third in Cy Young voting that year. The N.L. took a pounding in that Mid-Summer Classic, losing 13-3. Jesse did get into the game, albeit briefly. He came in during the bottom of the 7th to face one batter, Ben Oglivie who he struck out.

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