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Former Mets reliever Jeff Innis dies of cancer at age 59

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Innis, a side-arming reliever who pitched for the New York Mets from 1987-93, died Sunday. He was 59.

Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz stated Innis died in Dawnsonville, Georgia, of cancer, in line with Innis’ son, Keenan.

Innis made 288 appearances for the Mets plus had one begin in his rookie season. The rigjt-hander completed 10-20 with a 3.05 ERA, putting out 192 and strolling 121 in 360 innings.

Innis had 5 large league saves, together with three in his ultimate season.

He attended Mets’ fantasy camp final November.

“All of the campers loved Jeff,” former Met Ron Swoboda stated. “He talked to everybody and never let on his was ill.”

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Innis was chosen by the Mets on the thirteenth spherical of the 1983 beginner draft.

He is survived by spouse Kelly, daughter Shannon and Keenan. Funeral preparations have been pending.


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