In 2002, the Mets claimed outfielder Endy Chavez on waivers from Detroit.
Chavez played three unremarkable seasons with the Mets, but arguably had one of the most memorable moments in franchise history when he leaped high against the left field wall at Shea Stadium to rob the Cardinals’ Scott Rolen of a home run. Chavez then quickly threw the ball into the infield to double Jim Edmonds off first base for an inning-ending double play.
Oddly, the Mets subsequently waived Chavez three weeks later, the re-signed him during the winter of 2005.
Chavez’s career also took him to Kansas City, Montreal, Washington, Philadelphia, Seattle, Texas and Baltimore.
He hit .288 with six homers and 71 RBI during his tenure with the Mets, but with one moment in the sun.