Ribant pitched for six seasons in the big leagues, coming up with the New York Mets in 1964 and concluding his big-league run with the Cincinnati Reds in 1969. In between he made appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. His career record was 24-29 with a 3.87 ERA. As he notes on his survey, Ribant was the first New York Mets starting pitcher to finish a season with a winning record. He went 11-9 with a 3.20 ERA for the Mets in 1966. It was a career year for the lefty as he also set career marks in innings pitched (188.1), strikeouts (84) and complete games (10).
Bob Shaw went 11-10 for the Mets in 1966, finishing with a winning record as well.
Dennis Ribant – career stats