Mike Bruhert and Bob Myrick for Dock Ellis
|Date: June 15, 1979|
|Team: Texas Rangers|
|Sent: Mike Bruhert, Bob Myrick|
|Received: Dock Ellis|
During the 1979 season, the Mets and Rangers made a deal at the June 15 trading deadline. The team sent pitchers Mike Bruhert and Bob Myrick to Texas in exchange for pitcher Dock Ellis. Bruhert was a nine-season minor leaguer who had pitched in 27 games for the Mets in 1978. Myrick had three years of major league service, but was in the minors at the time of the trade. Ellis was in his twelfth major league season and had post-season experience.
Ellis did not pan out well for the Mets. In 17 games with the team, he had a 3-7 won-lost record and posted a 6.04 earned run average. Dock was sold to the Pirates before the end of the '79 season.
Neither Bruhert nor Myrick pitched in a game for the Texas team. Bruhert spent three more years in the minor leagues to end his career. Myrick appeared in 22 games for the Rangers' AAA-level team in Tucson in '79. Bob pitched two more years in the Mets' and Cubs' minor league systems and never returned to the majors.