Wayne Garrett Stats

Wayne Garrett was born on Wednesday, December 3, 1947, in Brooksville, Florida. Garrett was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 12, 1969, with the New York Mets. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Wayne Garrett baseball stats page.

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"Garrett reported to spring training with the Mets and made the club. By then, ( Bud ) Harrelson had returned, sending Garrett to the bench. At the time, the Mets' third baseman was 36-year-old Ed Charles . But two weeks into the season, Charles already started wearing down. '( Gil ) Hodges came up to me and asked if I had ever played third base,' Garrett said. 'I said yeah and he said, ''Well, you're playing third base. You're in the game right now.'' We platooned after that. I played against all the righties and Ed against lefties. I went from a guy who questioned his career to a starter for a major league team. Being in the right place at the right time and having the right people see you and having them like you. That's the way life is.'" - Herald-Tribune Staff Writer Doug Fernandes (08/20/2009, 'Reliving a miracle', Source )

Wayne Garrett

Wayne Garrett Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#222 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1976top01' title='1976 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Wayne Garrett Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#222 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Ronald Wayne Garrett
Nickname:
None
Born On:
12-03-1947  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Brooksville, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Sarasota High School (Sarasota, FL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
183
First Game:
04-12-1969 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-26-1978
Draft:
1965 : 6th Round (104th) / Signing Bonus = $25,000

Wayne Garrett

Wayne Garrett Pitching Stats

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Wayne Garrett Hitting Stats

1969 22 Mets 124 400 38 87 11 3 1 0 39 40 3 75 6 5 3 5 .218 .290 .268
1970 23 Mets 114 366 74 93 17 4 12 0 45 81 6 60 3 2 2 4 .254 .390 .421
1971 24 Mets 56 202 20 43 2 0 1 0 11 28 2 31 3 1 1 6 .213 .310 .238
1972 25 Mets 111 298 41 69 13 3 2 0 29 70 3 58 5 4 0 5 .232 .374 .315
1973 26 Mets 140 504 76 129 20 3 16 0 58 72 4 74 9 3 1 8 .256 .348 .403
1974 27 Mets 151 522 55 117 14 3 13 0 53 89 7 96 2 4 2 6 .224 .337 .337
1975 28 Mets 107 274 49 73 8 3 6 0 34 50 4 45 1 2 1 3 .266 .379 .383
1976 29 Mets 80 251 36 56 8 1 4 0 26 52 5 26 1 0 1 5 .223 .359 .311
1976 29 Expos 59 177 15 43 4 1 2 1 11 30 7 20 1 0 0 1 .243 .353 .311
1977 30 Expos 68 159 17 43 6 1 2 0 22 30 7 18 1 2 1 2 .270 .385 .358
1978 31 Expos 49 69 6 12 0 0 1 0 2 8 1 10 0 0 0 2 .174 .260 .217
1978 31 Cardinals 33 63 11 21 4 0 1 1 10 11 1 16 0 0 0 3 .333 .432 .444
10 Years 1,092 3,285 438 786 107 22 61 2 340 561 50 529 32 23 12 50 .239 .350 .341

Wayne Garrett

Wayne Garrett Fielding Stats

1969 Mets 2B 47 34 987 202 4.3 199 102 97 3 27 n/a n/a n/a .985 5.44
1969 Mets 3B 72 63 1,752 163 2.3 155 40 115 8 10 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.39
1969 Mets SS 9 1 72 11 1.2 11 5 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.13
1970 Mets 2B 45 34 999 188 4.2 186 94 92 2 28 n/a n/a n/a .989 5.03
1970 Mets 3B 70 67 1,815 180 2.6 170 57 113 10 6 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.53
1970 Mets SS 1 0 15 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1971 Mets 2B 9 6 174 29 3.2 29 18 11 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1971 Mets 3B 53 45 1,257 123 2.3 119 30 89 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.56
1972 Mets 2B 22 18 471 91 4.1 86 48 38 5 6 n/a n/a n/a .945 4.93
1972 Mets 3B 82 70 1,935 225 2.7 216 66 150 9 13 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.01
1973 Mets 2B 6 6 162 33 5.5 32 14 18 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.33
1973 Mets 3B 130 118 3,213 382 2.9 360 80 280 22 36 n/a n/a n/a .942 3.03
1973 Mets SS 9 6 189 26 2.9 23 8 15 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .885 3.29
1974 Mets 3B 144 136 3,711 449 3.1 429 111 318 20 31 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.12
1974 Mets SS 9 6 195 43 4.8 43 12 31 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.95
1975 Mets 2B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1975 Mets 3B 94 68 1,950 232 2.5 224 64 160 8 24 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.10
1975 Mets SS 3 0 12 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1976 Mets 2B 10 9 258 43 4.3 43 25 18 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1976 Mets 3B 64 58 1,587 194 3.0 184 47 137 10 12 n/a n/a n/a .948 3.13
1976 Mets SS 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1976 Expos 2B 54 44 1,269 283 5.2 278 121 157 5 32 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.91
1976 Expos 3B 2 1 24 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1977 Expos 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1977 Expos 3B 49 44 1,197 135 2.8 135 34 101 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.05
1978 Expos 3B 13 11 303 32 2.5 31 6 25 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.76
1978 Cardinals 3B 19 17 384 41 2.2 38 12 26 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.67
3B Totals 792 698 19,128 2,158 2.7 2,063 548 1,515 95 148 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.91
2B Totals 195 151 4,326 870 4.5 854 422 432 16 106 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.33
SS Totals 32 13 486 85 2.7 82 28 54 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.56
10 Years 1,019 862 23,940 3,113 3.1 2,999 998 2,001 114 261 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.38

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Wayne Garrett Miscellaneous Stats

1969 Mets 4 2 .667 16 0 n/a 400.0 5.3 10.3 - - -
1970 Mets 5 1 .833 9 0 n/a 30.5 6.1 8.1 - - -
1971 Mets 1 3 .250 3 0 n/a 202.0 6.5 18.4 - - -
1972 Mets 3 2 .600 9 0 n/a 149.0 5.1 10.3 - - -
1973 Mets 6 5 .545 4 0 n/a 31.5 6.8 8.7 - - -
1974 Mets 4 6 .400 4 0 n/a 40.2 5.4 9.8 - - -
1975 Mets 3 2 .600 14 3 n/a 45.7 6.1 8.1 - - -
1976 Mets 7 5 .583 11 0 n/a 62.8 9.7 9.7 - - -
1976 Expos 2 2 .500 8 0 n/a 88.5 8.9 16.1 - - -
1977 Expos 2 2 .500 22 0 n/a 79.5 8.8 7.2 - - -
1978 Expos 0 0 .000 37 0 n/a 69.0 6.9 34.5 - - -
1978 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 15 1 n/a 63.0 3.9 6.3 - - -
10 Years 38 30 .559 152 4 n/a 53.9 6.2 9.7 - - -

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Wayne Garrett Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1969 New York Mets 11 Undetermined - Stats
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1973 New York Mets 11 Undetermined - Stats
1974 New York Mets 11 Undetermined - -
1975 New York Mets 11 Undetermined - -
1976 New York Mets 11 $51,000.00 - -
1976 Montreal Expos 11 "     " - -
1977 Montreal Expos 11 $60,000.00 - -
1978 Montreal Expos 11 $58,500.00 - -
1978 St. Louis Cardinals 11 "     " - -
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Did you know that Wayne Garrett served during the Vietnam War? He is one of 54 former Major League baseball players who are also veterans of the Vietnam War. A complete list of those who served their country in the armed forces during the Vietnam War appears below:

1969 NLCS Program
1969 NLCS Official Program | New York Mets Edition | Baseball Almanac Collection
In 1969, the first National League Championship Series in baseball history was played and the New York Mets swept the Atlanta Braves in three games. The starting third baseman in Game 1 , Game 2 , and Game 3 was Wayne Garrett.

In 1965, Wayne Garrett was selected by the Milwaukee Braves in the 6th round of the 1965 draft held June 8th. In 1961, Wayne's older brother , Adrian Garrett , was signed as an amateur free agent by the Milwaukee Braves . The Garrett brothers both made it to the big leagues, but neither ever played for the Milwaukee Braves (when Adrian made his debut, April 13, 1966 , the franchise had already relocated to Atlanta ).

In 1973, Wayne Garrett hit three lead-off home runs. The first was August 15, 1973 , off Steve Arlin . The second was September 4, 1973 , off Jim Longborg . The third was September 7, 1973 , off Steve Renko . The latter was only the 12th instance in Major League history where a lead-off hitter connected for a home run and that team then went on to win the game 1-0. It was the first instance for the Mets and the feat went unmatched until Kaz Matsui did it versus Randy Johnson on May 12, 2004 .

The New York Mets appeared in both the 1969 World Series and 1973 World Series . Wayne Garrett is one of eight Mets who played in both Fall Classics . The other seven were Ken Boswell , Jerry Grote , Bud Harrelson , Cleon Jones , Jerry Koosman , Ed Kranepool and Tom Seaver .

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