Former Mets Pitcher Passes Away" Sad news as Ken MacKenzie, former Mets pitcher, has passed away at the age of 89.
Announcement on Social Media" Jay Horwitz shared the news on social media, expressing sorrow at Ken's passing in Guilford, CT.
MLB Career Beginnings" Ken MacKenzie started his MLB career with the Braves before joining the Mets for their inaugural season in 1962.
Stats with the Mets" In 76 games with the Mets, Ken had an 8-5 record, a 4.96 ERA, and 92 strikeouts. He was later traded to the Cardinals in 1963.
Brief Stints with Other Teams" Before retiring, Ken had short stints with the Giants and Astros after leaving the Mets.
Praise from Jay Horwitz" Jay Horwitz, in the announcement, praised Ken's pride in his Mets heritage and shared a touching story of Ken attending an Old Timers’ Day game.
Ken's Noteworthy Season" As a left-handed relief pitcher, Ken had a 5–4 record in 1962, the only Mets pitcher with a winning record in the team's inaugural season.
Historical Context" Reflecting on that first season, where the Mets won only 40 games, Ken's contributions were significant.