Pitcher, Baseball Player
Who is Jack DiLauro?
DiLauro started his professional baseball career by signing with the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent on January 1, 1963. He never played in the Major Leagues for the Tigers. On December 4, 1968 he was traded to the New York Mets in exchange for Hector Valle.
In 1969, DiLauro pitched 4 games for the Mets AAA minor league affiliate, the Tidewater Tides. He was then promoted to the Mets and made his major league debut for the Mets on May 15, 1969 against the Atlanta Braves. In 1969, he pitched in 23 games, mostly in relief, and 63⅔ innings for the Mets. He won 1 game against 4 losses with 1 save. The win, his first in the Major Leagues occurred on July 20 against the Montreal Expos. His ERA in 1969 was a solid 2.40, better than league average. The Mets won the World Series in 1969, but DiLauro did not pitch in the postseason.
After the season, DiLauro was drafted from the Mets by the Houston Astros in the rule 5 draft. In 1970 DiLauro pitched in 42 games for the Astros, all in relief, pitching 33⅔ innings. He had 1 win and 3 losses with 3 saves.
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