Former Mets reliever Jeff Innis died of most cancers, the workforce introduced Sunday. He was 59.
The precise-handed sidearmer was drafted by the Mets out of the College of Illinois in 1983 and spent his whole seven-year main league profession with the workforce from 1987-93.
“Shocked to listen to he handed,” former teammate Dwight Gooden mentioned Sunday. “We have been collectively at Fantasy Camp final October and he by no means let on he was sick. Only a enjoyable man to be round. He was a workhorse out of the pen.”
He appeared in 288 video games over that stretch and pitched to a 3.05 ERA.
A GoFundMe effort helped Innis journey from a Houston hospital the place he was being handled again to his dwelling in Georgia.
“Jeff Innis was only a respectable and humble man who by no means made an enormous deal that he was a significant league participant,” Jay Horwitz, Mets vp of alumni public relations, wrote on Sunday. “Jeff was pleased with the truth that the Mets have been the one workforce he performed for within the large leagues.”