LAKEWOOD ALUMNI PROFILE


Name: Mike Fitzgerald
High School: Lakewood HS (1978)
Position: Catcher
College: Middle Georgia College (Played 2 season)
College Highlights: 1984 Junior College All-Tournament Team
Drafted: Drafted by the New York Mets 6th round 1978
Minor Leagues: Played 9 seasons - Little Falls,Lynchburg,Alexsandera-Lynchburg,Jackson,Tidewater
Professional: 10 seasons - New York Mets, Montréal Expos,California Angels
Pro Highlights: First major league at bat, homer off Phillies Tony Ghelfin Sept. 1983 Drafted by the New York Mets 6th round 1978 Traded by the Mets along with Hubie Brooks, Herm Winningham to Montreal Expose for Gary Carter
Career Highlights: As the Mets starting catcher in 84, he tied Jerry Grote’s club record at .995 fielding percentage and was named Topps All-Star rookie catcher.
Stats: Played in 848 games, 3,216 AB, 545 Hits, 48 HR, 293 RBI, 432 SO

 
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