Mike Bishop (baseball)

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Mike Bishop
Catcher
Born: (1958-11-05)November 5, 1958
Santa Maria, California
Died: February 8, 2005(2005-02-08) (aged 46)
Bakersfield, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1983, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1983, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Games played 3
At bats 8
Hits 1
Teams

Michael David Bishop (November 5, 1958 – February 8, 2005) was a Major League Baseball catcher. Listed at 6' 2", 188 lb., Bishop batted and threw right handed. He was born in Santa Maria, California.[1]

The California Angels selected Bishop in the 12th round of the 1976 MLB Draft. He then signed as a free agent with the New York Mets in 1983, appearing for them in just three games in his only season in the majors, while hitting .125 (1-for-8) with a double and two runs scored.[1]

Besides catching, Bishop also played the four infield positions and as a corner outfielder during eight Minor League seasons spanning 1976–1983.[2]

In between, he played winter ball with the Navegantes del Magallanes club of the Venezuelan Winter League in the 1981-82 season.[3]

Bishop died in 2005 in Bakersfield, California, at the age of 46.[1]

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