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Top 100 Mets: #88 - Turk Wendell

Turk Was a Fan Favorite at Shea

Turk Wendell reached the majors for good in 1995.  Although he had auditioned in the minors as a starter, he made the Cubs as a bullpen arm and would remain there for the rest of his career.  His most noteworthy seasons, however, came as a member of the New York Mets. Therefore he earns the #88 spot on our list of Top 100 Mets.

In 1995 he threw 60 innings for the Cubs as a long reliever without any notable success. The following year, with some experience under his belt as a reliever, Turk was primed for what would probably be the most successful season of his career. Turk once again earned his spot in the bullpen and pitched brilliantly. He finished the season with a 2.84 ERA and a team-high 18 saves. 199...

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