Report: Mets Interviewing Queens Native Steve Karsay For Pitching Coach

Played 11 Seasons In Majors, Including With Yankees

Ryan Chatelain
November 18, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Could Steve Karsay be coming home to join the Mets as pitching coach?

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The Mets will interview the Flushing native who played 11 seasons in the majors, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman reported. 

Karsay, 47, served last season as the Brewers' pitching coach. He spent the previous seven years coaching in the Indians organization.

The right-hander pitched for five different big-league teams from 1993-2006: the A's, Indians, Braves, Yankees and Rangers. Karsay was a first-round draft pick (22nd overall) by the Blue Jays coming out of Christ the King High School in Queens in 1990. 

Steve Karsay with the Mets in 2005
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Among Mets fans, Karsay is probably best remembered as the pitcher who surrendered Mike Piazza's dramatic home run on Sept. 21, 2011, in the Mets' first home game following the 9/11 attacks.

The Mets fired pitching coach Dave Eiland during last season and replaced him with 82-year old Phil Regan, who took the job on an interim basis.

University of Michigan pitching coach Chris Fetter and Twins assistant pitching coach Jeremy Hefner are among the other known candidates for the job.