Alan Zinter for Rico Brogna
|Date: March 31, 1994|
|Team: Detroit Tigers|
|Sent: Alan Zinter|
|Received: Rico Brogna|
The Mets made a trade with the Tigers just before the beginning of the 1994 season. Catcher Alan Zinter was dealt to Detroit for first baseman Rico Brogna. A first round draft choice by the Mets in 1989, Zinter spent five seasons in the team's minor league system. Brogna had spent the previous six seasons in the Tigers' system and played in nine major league games.
The trade had value for the Mets. Brogna played in 228 games over a three-year period with the team. He led the Mets in batting average (.289), home runs (22) and runs batted in (76) and runs scored (72) in 1995. Rico collected a total of 237 hits as a Met.
Zinter played two seasons in the Tigers' minor league system. He did not play in a game with the Detroit team. In 2002, Alan made his major league debut with the Houston Astros at the age of 34.