Jesse Orosco

Jesse Russell Orosco
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: April 21, 1957 in Santa Barbara, CA
Drafted: 2nd round 1978 by the Minnesota Twins
Acquired: sent from the Twins to complete an earlier deal, February 1979; the Twins had traded Greg Field and a player to be named later (Orosco) for
Jerry Koosman
Departed: traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a three-team trade, December 1987; the Dodgers sent Bob Welch and Matt Young to the Oakland Athletics; the Dodgers sent Jack Savage to the Mets; the Athletics sent Alfredo Griffin and Jay Howell to the Dodgers; the Athletics sent
Kevin Tapani and Wally Whitehurst to the Mets

 

Jesse is the all-time leader in appearances for a pitcher, but long before he set that record, he was an All-Star reliever for the Mets. Shown here on 1984 Nestlé, and on more than a dozen cards below.

    

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB      G GS CG     IP  W  L   PCT    H   R  ER   SO  BB ShO  SV   ERA
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1979 *METS*   18  2  0   35.0  1  2  .333   33  20  19   22  22   0   0  4.89
1981 *METS*    8  0  0   17.1  0  1  .000   13   4   3   18   6   0   1  1.56
1982 *METS*   
54  2  0  109.1  4 10  .286   92  37  33   89  40   0   4  2.72
1983 *METS*   62  0  0  110.0 13  7  .650   76  27  18   84  38   0  17  1.47
1984 *METS*   
60  0  0   87.0 10  6  .625   58  29  25   85  34   0  31  2.59
1985 *METS*   54  0  0   79.0  8  6  .571   66  26  24   68  34   0  
17  2.73
1986 *METS*   58  0  0   81.0  8  6  .571   64  23  21   62  35   0  21  2.33
1987 *METS*   
58  0  0   77.0  3  9  .250   78  41  38   78  31   0  16  4.44
1988 L A NL   55  0  0   53.0  3  2  .600   41  18  16   43  30   0   9  2.72
1989 Cle AL   69  0  0   78.0  3  4  .429   54  20  18   79  26   0   3  2.08
1990 Cle AL   55  0  0   64.2  5  4  .556   58  35  28   55  38   0   2  3.90
1991 Cle AL   47  0  0   45.2  2  0 1.000   52  20  19   36  15   0   0  3.74
1992 Mil AL   59  0  0   39.0  3  1  .750   33  15  14   40  13   0   1  3.23
1993 Mil AL   57  0  0   56.2  3  5  .375   47  25  20   67  17   0   8  3.18
1994 Mil AL   40  0  0   39.0  3  1  .750   32  26  22   36  26   0   0  5.08
1995 Bal AL   65  0  0   49.2  2  4  .333   28  19  18   58  27   0   3  3.26
1996 Bal AL   66  0  0   55.2  3  1  .750   42  22  21   52  28   0   0  3.40
1997 Bal AL   71  0  0   50.1  6  3  .667   29  13  13   46  30   0   0  2.32
1998 Bal AL   69  0  0   56.2  4  1  .800   46  20  20   50  28   0   7  3.18
1999 Bal AL   65  0  0   32.0  0  2  .000   28  21  19   35  20   0   1  5.34
2000 StL NL    6  0  0    2.1  0  0  ----    3   3   1    4   3   0   0  3.86
2001 L A NL   35  0  0   16.0  0  1  .000   17   7   7   21   7   0   0  3.94
2002 L A NL   56  0  0   27.0  1  2  .333   24  10   9   22  12   0   1  3.00
2003 3teams   65  0  0   34.0  2  2  .500   41  31  29   29  21   0   2  7.68
=============================================================================
METS TOTALS  372  4  0  595.2 47 47  .500  480 207 181  506 240   0 107  2.73
OTHER CLUBS  880  0  0  699.2 40 33  .548  575 305 274  673 341   0  37  3.52
=============================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1252  4  0 1295.1 87 80  .521 1055 512 455 1179 581   0 144  3.16

season highlighted in blue denotes he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Pitcher of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G GS CG     IP  W  L   PCT    H   R  ER   SO  BB ShO  SV   ERA
=============================================================================
2003 S D NL   42  0  0   25.0  1  1  .500   33  22  21   22  10   0   2  7.56
2003 N Y AL   15  0  0    4.1  0  0  ----    4   6   5    4   6   0   0 10.39
2003 Min AL    8  0  0    4.1  1  1  .500    4   3   3    3   5   0   0  6.23

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This is a list of the Jesse Orosco cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1982 Donruss, autographed

1983 Fleer

1984 Farmland Dairies

1985 Leaf

1979 TCMA Tidewater Tides #23

1980 Topps #681 (Mets Future Stars; with Dan Norman and Mike Scott)

1981 TCMA Tidewater Tides #20

1979 TCMA

1982 Donruss #646
1982 Donruss #646
(autographed)
1982 Mets Photo Album

1983 Donruss #434
1983 Fleer #550
1983 Topps #369

1984 Donruss #197
1984 Farmland Dairies Mets Fan Club #5
1984 Fleer Star Stickers #60
1984 Nestlé #54
1984 Nestlé #396
(All-Star)
1984 O-Pee-Chee #54
1984 O-Pee-Chee #396
(All-Star)
1984 Topps #54
1984 Topps #396
(All-Star)
1984 Topps Glossy Send-Away All-Stars #33
1984 Topps Rub-Downs
1984 Topps Stickers #104

1985 Donruss #22 (Diamond Kings)
1985 Donruss #75
1985 Donruss Diamond King Supers #22
1985 Fleer #89
1985 Fleer Star Stickers #106
1985 Leaf #22
(Diamond Kings)
1985 TCMA Mets Postcards #15
1985 Topps #250
1985 Topps Glossy Send-Away All-Stars #2
1985 Topps Rub-Downs
1985 Topps Supers #54
1985 Topps Tiffany #250

1986 O-Pee-Chee

1987 Classic Green

1988 Score Rookie & Traded

1989 Donruss Traded

1986 Colla Collection Mets Photo Cards
1986 Donruss #646
1986 Fleer #90
1986 O-Pee-Chee #182
1986 TCMA Mets Postcards #11
1986 Topps #465
1986 Topps Tattoos
(partial panel)

1988 Police Dodgers

1990 Cleveland Indians

1987 Classic Green #75
1987 Donruss #439
1987 Fleer #20
1987 Fleer Classic Miniatures #78
1987 Fleer Record Setters #27
1987 Fleer Star Stickers #87
1987 Fleer Tiffany #20
1987 Leaf #175
1987 O-Pee-Chee #148
1987 Sportflics #76b
(copyright date 1986)
1987 Topps #704
1987 Topps Tiffany #704

1988 Donruss #192
1988 Donruss Baseball's Best #234
1988 Fleer #148
1988 Fleer Tiffany #148
1988 Police Los Angeles Dodgers #47
1988 Score #495
1988 Score Glossy #495
1988 Score Rookie & Traded #64T
1988 Score Rookie & Traded Glossy #64T
1988 Topps #105
1988 Topps Tiffany #105
1988 Topps Traded #77T

1989 Bowman #81
1989 Donruss #228
1989 Donruss Traded #T-26
1989 Fleer #68
1989 Fleer World Series #12
1989 Score #356
1989 Topps #386 (error—wrong back; should be #513)
1989 Topps #513
1989 Topps Traded #91T
1989 Upper Deck #87

1990 Donruss #154
1990 Fleer #500
1990 Fleer Canadian #500
1990 Cleveland Indians Team Set #47
1990 Leaf #101
1990 Publications International Stickers
1990 Score #353
1990 Topps #636
1990 Upper Deck #588

1991 Bowman #72
1991 Donruss #171
1991 Fleer #375
1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #302
1991 O-Pee-Chee #346
1991 Score #578
1991 Topps #346
1991 Topps Micro #346
1991 Upper Deck #240

1992 Donruss #473
1992 Fleer #121
1992 Leaf #524
1992 Leaf Gold #524
1992 Police Milwaukee Brewers
(Chilton)
1992 Score #547
1992 Topps #79
1992 Topps Gold Winners #79
1992 Topps Micro #79
1992 Upper Deck #580
1992 Upper Deck #580
(gold hologram)

1993 Stadium Club 1st Day

1999 Pacific Crown

2001 Keebler Dodgers

2003 Topps Total

1993 Fleer #632
1993 Fleer Ultra #223
1993 Police Milwaukee Brewers
(Chilton)
1993 Topps #289
1993 Topps Stadium Club #37
1993 Topps Stadium Club 1st Day Production #37

1994 Police Brewers

1994 Pinnacle #473
1994 Police Milwaukee Brewers #47
1994 Score #299
1994 Topps #492
1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice #616
1994 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Silver Signature #616

1995 Pacific Crown Collection #239

1996 Fleer #18
1996 Fleer Tiffany #18
1996 Pacific Crown Collection #234

1998 Pacific Crown Collection #30
1998 Pacific Online Gold #96
1998 Pacific Online Red #96
1998 Pacific Online Silver #96

1999 Pacific #56
1999 Pacific Crown Collection #38

2000 MLB Showdown Strategy #S35 ("Lefty Specialist")
2000 MLB Showdown Unlimited #058
2000 Topps #460
(Highlights)
2000 Topps Chrome #460
(Highlights)

2001 Keebler Los Angeles Dodgers #27

2002 Topps Traded and Rookies Chrome #T36
2002 Upper Deck World Series Heroes #54
2002
Upper Deck World Series Heroes Classic World Series Match-Ups #MU86 (game-used jersey)

2003 MLB Showdown Pennant Run #106
2003 MLB Showdown Trading Deadline #010
2003 Topps Total #403
2003 Upper Deck #471
2003 Upper Deck 40 Man #661

2004 Upper Deck Legends Timeless Teams #258 (Memorable Moments)

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #17

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (jack of hearts)

2008 Topps Update & Highlights Ring of Honor #MRH-JO

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (blue deck, four of hearts)

2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (jack of hearts)
2013 Leaf Memories Buy Backs
(1990 Leaf #101; autographed; 16/47)
2013 Topps Archives #236

2017 Topps Rediscover Topps Buybacks Bronze (1990 Topps #636)

Other Jesse Orosco memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)

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