Two time All-League outfielder for the 49er's...1993 Long Beach State Hall of Fame Inductee
Drafted by New York Mets 18th round in 1966 did not sign
Drafted by New York Mets 2nd round in 1967 did sign
Played 3 seasons - Memphis Blues
Played 7 seasons - Played with New York from 1967 to 1970, traded by Mets
to the San Diego Padres 1970 for Ron Herbel. San Diego Padres 1970-1974, out fielder/first baseman
Games played 49, AB 31, R 5, H 5, RBI 3, BB 7, SO 6,
Rods High Lights: In 1969 when he was a reserve outfielder for the world champion Miracle New York Mets. Gaspar, a defensive specialist, let the National League in double plays by and outfielder that season. His best moment came in the 10th inning of Game 4 when he scored from second on a bunt single to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the Orioles.
Frank Robinson was a little upset and called out Ron Gaspar during the 1969 World Series. The Orioles were heavy favorites and was a little up set by all the attention being showered on the Miracle Mets, already in progress. No wonder Frank Robinson dared New York to bring on Ron Gaspar! When informed by teammate Merv Rettenmund that its Rod Gasper, Stupid! the great man replied, OK, then bring on Rod Stupid! Old Whathisname Gaspar, was next seen crossing home plate to win the pivotal fourth game of the Series, the one that put the Mets up 3-1 and made the Miracle all but inevitable. Rod started in right field on Opening Day and got two hits.
1969 World Series Champion, New York Mets
Utility player, played Right, Center & left field for the Miracle Mets;
At bats 229, Games 129, Runs 31, Hits 49, 2B 6, 3B 1, HR 1, RBI 14, BB 25, IBB 2, SO 19, HBP 2