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Jeffrey David (Jeff) Innis (born July 5, 1962) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the New York Mets from 1987 through 1993. He batted and threw right-handed.

Jeff Innis
Born: (1962-07-05) July 5, 1962 (age 57)
Decatur, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 1987, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1993, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Win–loss record10–20
Earned run average3.05

Innis received a psychology degree from University of Illinois.[1]

Innis, a dependable middle reliever with a submarine delivery, threw two different breaking balls with a deceptive movement that disconcerted opposite hitters. A workhorse out of the New York Mets bullpen, Innis led the team in games pitched from 1991–93, averaging 84 innings per season. In 1991, he became the first pitcher in major league history to appear in at least 60 games without recording a win or a save. He broke the streak recording a win in relief on Opening Day in 1992. Innis also set a team record with 76 pitching appearances that season. His nickname was "I-Man" - given the fact that he was the first player in franchise history to have a last name beginning with the letter "I".

In a seven-season career, Innis posted a 10-20 record with a 3.05 ERA in 288 games.


  1. ^ 1990 Topps baseball card # 557

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