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Tim Teufel #18

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Full Name:
Tim Teufel
Uniform #:
18

• Timothy Shawn (Tim) Teufel was named the Mets third base coach on October 5, 2011.

• In 2011, he managed New York's Buffalo (AAA) team of the International League to a 61-82 record.

• Was the manager of Leones Del Caracas in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League in 2011...Managed the first 28 games.

• A former second baseman, he was a key member of the Mets' 1986 World Championship team...Acquired from the Minnesota Twins in a five-player trade on January 14, 1986.

• Batted .333 in five postseason games in 1986...Started two games during the League Championship Series and three contests in the World Series...Hit .247 in 93 games for the 1986 Mets.

• In 1987, he hit .308 in 97 contests for the Mets.

• Hit seven pinch-hit home runs during his career, five as a Met, three short of Mark Carreon's club record.

• Cracked the third pinch-hit grand slam in Mets' history and the first slam of his career on June 10, 1986 earning his team a victory over the Phillies...It was the eighth pinch-hit grand slam in baseball history.

• In total, he managed for eight years in the Mets minor league system...Started his managerial career with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League in 2003, led St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League in 2004-2005 and 2008-2009, Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League in 2007 and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League in 2010.

• Compiled a cumulative 464-562 (.452) record as a manager.

• In 2001 and 2002, he served the organization as the Mets minor league infield coordinator.

• Returned to the Mets in 1998 as a member of the Professional Scouting Department.

• Played 11 years in the major leagues (1983-1993), including six years with the Mets (1986-1991)...Also played with the Twins and Padres.

• Was drafted by the Twins in the second round of the June, 1980 Free Agent Draft.

• Was All-ACC and a first team All-American at Clemson University as a senior...Led the Tigers to the College World Series.

• Has received "Good Guy" Awards from the New York Press Photographers Association and the New York Baseball Writers Association.

• His son, Shawn, a lefthanded pitcher, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers organization...On August 18, 2011, pitching for Toledo (AAA) of the International League, Shawn went 6.0 shutout innings to turn back Tim's Buffalo team...Shawn pitched collegiately at Liberty (VA) University...The Mets signed Shawn to a minor league contract last year...He pitched with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League, Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League, St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League in 2013.

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