- Mickey Lolich went to the Mets in a deal that sent Rusty Staub to the Detroit Tigers
- Lolich pitched for the Mets for one season (1976) and went 8-13 with a 3.22 ERA in 30 starts.
- Mickey retired after the 1976 season because he didn't want to be away from his family in Detroit.
- Lolich came back and pitched for two seasons (1978-1979) for the San Diego Padres.
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