The LA Daily News reports that former Mets pitcher Shawn Estes has decided to call it a career.
He will forever be remembered for hitting a home run off of Mike Piazza’s nemesis, Roger Clemens during the Subway Series at Shea Stadium back on June 15, 2002.
I remember that game well. I was standing on my seat screaming for Estes to hit Clemens in the head as payback for him beaning Piazza.
The Mets decided to trade Estes to bring in Pedro Feliciano who has been erratic with the Mets, but is having an incredible season this year.
He ends his career with a 4.71 ERA, 101 wins and 93 losses. He struck out 1210 batters and walked 858. Needless to say, he is not getting into the Hall of Fame.
He last pitched for the LA Dodgers minor league team Triple-A Albuquerque
Happy retirement, Estes.