Jesse Orosco has crossed paths with many All-Stars and several Hall of Famers in his major-league career, which started in 1979. A list of his all-time teammates:
C - Gary Carter (1985-87 Mets)
1B - Mark McGwire (2000 Cardinals)
2B - Roberto Alomar (1996-98 Orioles)
SS - Derek Jeter (2003 Yankees)
3B - Cal Ripken Jr. (1995-99 Orioles)
LF - Albert Belle (1989-91 Indians, '99 Orioles)
CF - Robin Yount (1992-93 Brewers)
RF - Darryl Strawberry (1983-87 Mets)
DH - Paul Molitor (1992 Brewers)
Bench - Keith Hernandez (1983-87 Mets), Rafael Palmeiro (1995-98 Orioles), Alfonso Soriano (2003 Yankees), Joe Carter (1989 Indians), Bernie Williams (2003 Yankees), Kirk Gibson (1988 Dodgers)
Starting Pitchers - Roger Clemens (2003 Yankees), Mike Mussina (1995-98 Orioles, 2003 Yankees), Orel Hershiser (1988 Dodgers), Dwight Gooden (1984-87 Mets), David Cone (1987 Mets)
Setup Men - Roger McDowell (1985-87 Mets, 1996 Orioles), Randy Myers (1985-87 Mets, 1996-97 Orioles)
Closers - Mariano Rivera (2003 Yankees), Eric Gagne (2002 Dodgers)
Managers - Tony LaRussa (2000 Cardinals), Joe Torre (1979-81 Mets, 2003 Yankees), Tommy Lasorda (1988 Dodgers), Davey Johnson (1984-87 Mets, 1996-97 Orioles)
Jesse's Top 5 Highlights and Oddities
1. Struck out Marty Barrett in Game 7 of the 1986 World Series, threw his glove in the air as the Mets won their second World Series in franchise history.
2. Holds the major-league record for games pitched (1,244) and games pitched in relief (1,240).
3. On July 22, 1986, when the Mets ran out of position players in an extra-inning game in Cincinnati, Orosco and Roger McDowell switched between the outfield and the mound. Whenever a lefthander came to bat, Orosco pitched and McDowell played leftfield, and when a righthander hit, McDowell pitched and Orosco played rightfield.
4. The last time that Orosco's innings pitched exceeded his appearances was 1990, when he totaled 64 2/3 innings in 55 games with Cleveland.
5. Didn't go on the disabled list until 2000, at age 42.
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