Jack DiLauro

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Jack DiLauro
Born: (1943-05-03) May 3, 1943 (age 76)
Akron, Ohio
Batted: Both Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 15, 1969, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1970, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Earned run average3.05
Career highlights and awards

Jack Edward DiLauro (born May 3, 1943, in Akron, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets.

DiLauro started his professional baseball career by signing with the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent on January 1, 1963.[1][2] He never played in the Major Leagues for the Tigers.[1] On December 4, 1968, he was traded to the New York Mets in exchange for Hector Valle.[1]

In 1969, DiLauro pitched 4 games for the Mets AAA minor league affiliate, the Tidewater Tides.[3] He was then promoted to the Mets and made his major league debut for the Mets on May 15, 1969, against the Atlanta Braves.[1][4] In 1969, he pitched in 23 games, mostly in relief, and 63​23 innings for the Mets.[1] He won 1 game against 4 losses with 1 save.[1] The win, his first in the Major Leagues occurred on July 20 against the Montreal Expos.[4] His ERA in 1969 was a solid 2.40, better than league average.[1] The Mets won the World Series in 1969,[5] but DiLauro did not pitch in the postseason.[1]

After the season, DiLauro was drafted from the Mets by the Houston Astros in the rule 5 draft.[1] In 1970 DiLauro pitched in 42 games for the Astros, all in relief, pitching 33​23 innings. He had 1 win and 3 losses with 3 saves.[1]

He was sold by the Astros to the Hawaii Islanders, the San Diego Padres AAA team in the Pacific Coast League on March 15, 1971.[6] In July 1971 he was traded with Hank McGraw (brother of DiLauro's former Mets teammate Tug McGraw) to the Atlanta Braves organization for Marv Staehle.[7] But he never pitched in the major leagues after 1970.[1]

As of August 23, 2008 DiLauro's Mets ERA of 2.40 is 3rd best all-time among Mets pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched for the team, behind only Carlos Diaz and Billy Wagner.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Baseball Reference Jack DiLauro". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  2. ^ "Baseball Cube Jack DiLauro". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  3. ^ "Ultimate Mets Jack DiLauro Minors". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  4. ^ a b "Ultimate Mets Jack DiLauro Game by Game". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  5. ^ "Baseball Reference 1969 New York Mets". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  6. ^ 1971 Jack DiLauro Topps Baseball Card {#677}
  7. ^ "Baseball Reference Bullpen Hank McGraw". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  8. ^ "New York Mets Earned Run Average Leaders". Retrieved 2008-08-23.

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