Tim Bishop

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Timothy John Bishop

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Tim Bishop was selected by the New York Mets in the 57th round of the 1994 amateur draft and started his pro career that summer with the GCL Mets.

He began the 1997 season as the starting centerfielder for the Capital City Bombers and hit .204 with 7 steals in 14 games. He was hit by a car and killed on April 19th of that season. There was speculation that he had been drinking, although a teammate who was with him at the time of the accident swore that he had not taken any alcohol all day. The incident led to the dismissal of Capital City manager Doug Mansolino and two coaches, Dave Jorn and Tim Leiper, a couple of months later following an investigation by the Mets.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Buster Olney: "A Death In the Minors Leads Mets To Dismiss 3", The New York Times, June 23, 1997. [1]

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