Doug Sisk

Doug Sisk and Jesse Orosco were an effective relief duo for the Mets in 1983 and 1984, with Sisk saving 11 games in 1983 and a career-high 15 in 1984. The excellent movement on his pitches caused some of his frequent control problems. An excellent ground-ball pitcher, he rarely allowed home runs, especially to righthanded batters, and he went all of the Mets’ 1986 World Championship season without giving up a single homer.

Recurring periods of ineffectiveness starting in 1985 reduced him to a set-up and then a mop-up role. His wildness caused him problems, and his strength as a ground-ball pitcher was negated by the New York infield, which was fairly immobile except for first baseman Keith Hernandez. Limited success after going to Baltimore for 1988 effectively ended his career. An attempted comeback in 1990 proved fruitless.