The swarthy forkballer won 8 and saved 12 with a 1.98 ERA for the Mets in 1971, his
best year. He had 57 saves in his career, and was coming off a strong five-win, nine-save
season with the Brewers when he was killed in a dune buggy accident on New Year's
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 11, 1967:
The Mets Danny Frisella picks up his first ML win, but he's long gone when the W is posted. Frisella pitches six 2/3 innings before being lifted, then races the airport to catch a plane to take him to an Air National Guard meeting in California. Don Shaw picks up the save in the 3–2 win over the Pirates.