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Robert Michael Ojeda is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. Ojeda is best remembered as an anchor in the 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets starting rotation (along with Dwight Gooden and Ron Darling), and for being the lone survivor of a March 22, 1993 boating accident that killed fellow Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews. He is also a former pre- and post-game studio analyst for Mets broadcasts.

When the 1981 Major League Baseball strike ended, Ojeda's stellar ERA earned him a recall to the majors. He responded with a complete game seven-hit victory. This time, his stay in the majors was permanent, as he pitched well in all but his last two starts for Boston.

When 1985 started, the Red Sox were overstocked on starting pitchers, including a young Roger Clemens, so Ojeda was relegated to the bullpen. He pitched so well in that capacity that he was moved back into the rotation at the end of May, but his ERA again ballooned over four, prompting the Red Sox to trade him after the season. The eight-player trade seemed minor at the time but would have repercussions the following year as it sent Ojeda to the New York Mets and Calvin Schiraldi to the Red Sox. Both would play important roles in the 1986 World Series. In 1986, Ojeda was fantastic for the Mets almost from day one.

In his first season with the Dodgers, Ojeda pitched well as their only left-handed starter. He won an important game in the heat of a pennant race but the Dodgers lost three of their last four games and missed the playoffs. In 1992, his numbers sank some and he became a free agent after the season. After six weeks as a free agent, he was signed by the Cleveland Indians.

The Indians were in Winter Haven for spring training on March 22, 1993 when Ojeda went on a boat ride with new teammates Steve Olin and Tim Crews at Crews's home in Clermont, Florida. Crews was legally drunk and it was nearly dark when the boat struck a pier on Little Lake Nellie, killing Crews and Olin. It was the first death of active major league players since Thurman Munson in 1979. Ojeda suffered major head lacerations and sat out most of the season to recuperate both physically and mentally. He attributed the fact that he was slouching in his seat at the time of the accident for saving his life. He returned late that season and had a 4.40 ERA in 43 innings.

Ojeda became a free agent after the 1993 season. He was signed by the New York Yankees for 1994 but pitched poorly in two games and was soon released. He retired as a player soon after.

In 2005, Ojeda was named the pitching coach for the Can-Am League's Worcester Tornadoes under Worcester manager and Ojeda's former batterymate, Rich Gedman, helping the team win the Can-Am championship in its first year. After the 2007 season, Ojeda left the coaching staff to join the front office. In 2009, Ojeda joined SportsNet New York as a pre-game and post-game studio analyst for New York Mets broadcasts with Chris Carlin. Ojeda left SNY after the 2014 season.

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Bob Ojeda

Former MLB Pitcher

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Bob Ojeda Biography

Robert Michael Ojeda is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. Ojeda is best remembered as an anchor in the 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets starting rotation (along with Dwight Gooden and Ron Darling), and for being the lone survivor of a March 22, 1993 boating accident that killed fellow Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews. He is also a former pre- and post-game studio analyst for Mets broadcasts.

When the 1981 Major League Baseball strike ended, Ojeda's stellar ERA earned him a recall to the majors. He responded with a complete game seven-hit victory. This time, his stay in the majors was permanent, as he pitched well in all but his last two starts for Boston.

When 1985 started, the Red Sox were overstocked on starting pitchers, including a young Roger Clemens, so Ojeda was relegated to the bullpen. He pitched so well in that capacity that he was moved back into the rotation at the end of May, but his ERA again ballooned over four, prompting the Red Sox to trade him after the season. The eight-player trade seemed minor at the time but would have repercussions the following year as it sent Ojeda to the New York Mets and Calvin Schiraldi to the Red Sox. Both would play important roles in the 1986 World Series. In 1986, Ojeda was fantastic for the Mets almost from day one.

In his first season with the Dodgers, Ojeda pitched well as their only left-handed starter. He won an important game in the heat of a pennant race but the Dodgers lost three of their last four games and missed the playoffs. In 1992, his numbers sank some and he became a free agent after the season. After six weeks as a free agent, he was signed by the Cleveland Indians.

The Indians were in Winter Haven for spring training on March 22, 1993 when Ojeda went on a boat ride with new teammates Steve Olin and Tim Crews at Crews's home in Clermont, Florida. Crews was legally drunk and it was nearly dark when the boat struck a pier on Little Lake Nellie, killing Crews and Olin. It was the first death of active major league players since Thurman Munson in 1979. Ojeda suffered major head lacerations and sat out most of the season to recuperate both physically and mentally. He attributed the fact that he was slouching in his seat at the time of the accident for saving his life. He returned late that season and had a 4.40 ERA in 43 innings.

Ojeda became a free agent after the 1993 season. He was signed by the New York Yankees for 1994 but pitched poorly in two games and was soon released. He retired as a player soon after.

In 2005, Ojeda was named the pitching coach for the Can-Am League's Worcester Tornadoes under Worcester manager and Ojeda's former batterymate, Rich Gedman, helping the team win the Can-Am championship in its first year. After the 2007 season, Ojeda left the coaching staff to join the front office. In 2009, Ojeda joined SportsNet New York as a pre-game and post-game studio analyst for New York Mets broadcasts with Chris Carlin. Ojeda left SNY after the 2014 season.

Bob Ojeda Videos

  • Bob Ojeda: Differences between current Mets and '86 team 'night ...
  • Mets Pre-Game Live: Bob Ojeda chats with Roger McDowell ...
  • Blogger Interview With Bobby Ojeda And Chris Carlin

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  • How to book Bob Ojeda?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Ojeda for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Ojeda, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Ojeda or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Ojeda?

    Booking fees for Bob Ojeda, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Ojeda, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Ojeda?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Ojeda for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Ojeda for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Ojeda or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Ojeda or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bob Ojeda is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Ojeda for your event is available upon request. Bob Ojeda generally travels from NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Furyk, Seth Littrell, Jake Arrieta, David Price and Brandon Phillips. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Ojeda for an upcoming event.

Bob Ojeda Speaker Videos

  • Bob Ojeda: Differences between current Mets and '86 team 'night ...
    Mets Pre-Game Live: Bob Ojeda chats with Roger McDowell ...
  • Blogger Interview With Bobby Ojeda And Chris Carlin

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