Donald Eugene Cardwell
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: December 7, 1935 in Winston-Salem, NC
High School: James A. Gray HS (Winston-Salem
School: Appalachian State University (Boone
Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1954.
Debut: April 21, 1957 (Age 21.135, 9,033rd in MLB history)
vs. NYG 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 1 ER, Sv
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1957 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Pirates/Mets/Phillies/Braves 1957-1970
Last Game: September 27, 1970 (Age 34.294)
vs. HOU 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 14, 2008 in Winston-Salem, NC
Buried: Salem Moravian Graveyard, Winston-Salem, NC
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
About biographical information
News -- May 2015
- 5/28 Faith & Fear in Flushing: Noah’s a Hit: I first laid eyes on Noah Syndergaard in July 2013, when he pitched for the USA in the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (His...
- 5/15 View From the Bleachers: Game 34 Notes – A Sweep!!!! Who Would Have Thought?: When this series started, I set a goal for two wins. When the dust settled, in spite of a Travis Wood clunker start, the Cubs...
- 5/14 Fungoes.net: The Best-Pitched Game Against the Cardinals of All-Time: Eight pitchers have no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals. But no pitcher has ever dominated them like Corey Kluber did Wednesday night...
News -- November 2014
- 11/21 Faith & Fear in Flushing: Seaver At Seventy: He was born.
He picked up a baseball.
He threw it.
He was about to be as good at it as anyone who has ever lived.
News -- October 2014
- 10/13 Mets Merized: Bing Devine Brought the Mets A Championship and “The Franchise”: As we continue to wait out the Sandy Alderson era for a return to former Mets glory, here’s a little something about another...
News -- July 2014
- 7/29 Mets360.com: Mets On the Rise: 1968, 1983â€¦2014?: Itâs a fun thing to wake up overseas, on a fantastic vacation, roll over, grab your cell phone and follow the last couple of...
News -- March 2014
- 3/30 Mets Merized: Gee Joins Impressive Group Of Mets Opening Day Starters: Over the years, we’ve seen Tom SeaverÂ (11), Dwight GoodenÂ (8), Tom GlavineÂ (4), and Johan SantanaÂ (4) each make at least...
- 3/21 The Cardboard Examiner: PURSUE THE PENNANTS: #420 LARRY JACKSON: BENEFITED THE CUBS COMING AND GOING.THAT ERROR-LESS STREAK SET AN ML RECORD.WHO'S THE HERO?Right-hander Larry Jackson was part...
News -- February 2014
- 2/22 Mets360.com: The 1969 Mets Daily News portraits: I picked up a complete set of the New York Daily News 1969 Mets portraits at auction a few weeks ago. These âPortraits of the...
- 2/15 Mets360.com: Is too much of Carlos Torres a bad thing?: There have been some solid long relievers in the history of the New York Mets: Don Cardwell, Ray Sadecki, and Terry Leach all...
News -- January 2014
- 1/15 Mets Merized: How The Miracle Mets Were Built: (Part 1) The Spring Of 1968: 2014 is the 45 year anniversary of the 1969 Mets. Enjoy this special feature and welcome to Part One of my four part series entitled,Â How...
News -- December 2013
- 12/13 Mets Merized: One-Time Mets Opening Day Starting Pitchers: In 52 seasons, the Mets have only had 13 Opening Day Pitchers start just one opener. Over the years, we’ve seen Tom Seaver,...
News -- November 2013
- 11/2 Mets360.com: Trades that shaped the Mets: The 1960s: Weâve encountered a lot of speculation lately about which players the Mets should obtain this off-season.Â The team must assess...
News -- May 2013
- 5/1 Rising Apple: Ya Gotta Believe 40th Anniversary Player Profile: Jim McAndrew: This weekâs tribute to the 1973 Mets profiles their fifth starter: Jim McAndrew. A mostly unsung contributor on two pennant...
News -- February 2013
- 2/10 Mets Merized: Old Time Mets: Bob Friend, Bob Shaw, and Ralph Terry: In 1966, in the days before Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry, and Nolan Ryan, when the Mets’ young pitchers were named...
News -- January 2013
- 1/29 MLB Injury News: Original Met Ed Bouchee Passes Away:
- 1/3 Rising Apple: Glory Days: Don Bosch: When Sandy Alderson traded R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays last month, he was banking on a high major league yield of the...
News -- June 2012
- 6/8 High Heat Stats: Best and Worst Ballparks for No-Hitters: Since the Mets finally got over the hump to record a no-hitter last week, the question has been “What took them so long?”...
News -- April 2012
- 4/23 Mets360.com: Twenty memorable doubleheaders for the Mets: In honor of todayâs single-admission doubleheader with the Giants, Iâve gone back and listed 20 memorable moments in doubleheaders...
News -- November 2011
- 11/4 WasWatching: Bob Forsch: Bob Forsch suddenly passed away yesterday. In terms of guys who were mostly pitchers and who had less than 1,000 big league At...
News -- June 2011
- 6/22 B-R Blog: Three True Outcomes: Players with the highest fraction of HR + walks + strikeouts: Thanks to reader Doug N., I figured out how to generate this list with the PI. Here are the guys (ranked by most plate appearances)...
News -- April 2011
- 4/14 B-R Blog: Unlikely No-Hit Pitchers: One of the fun new things we can do with the PI is to sort the results of a game-finder search by a season finder. Here are all...
News -- October 2010
- 10/18 B-R Blog: Which Staff Had the Most Wins in Their Future?: Here's an interesting question sent to us by B-R reader Phil: "I've been a Mets fan since 1967, when, as the youngest kid in my...