Heep was an extra lefthanded bat when the Astros sent him to the Mets for pitcher
Mike Scott in December 1982. His four pinch-hit home runs in 1983 led the majors
and set a Mets record. Heep was the top pinch hitter (9-for-30) for the 1986 World
Champion Mets. He had career highs of 320 at-bats, 49 RBI, and a .300 batting average
in 1989 for the Red Sox when they lost several outfielders to injury.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 11, 1985: Nolan Ryan becomes the first pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts, fanning Danny Heep in the 6th inning of Houston's 4–3 win over the Mets. Ryan finishes with 11 strikeouts in seven innings but gets no decision. Bill Doran's 5th hit drives home Dickie Thon in the 12th with the winning run.