In 14 years in the big leagues Dyer hit .221 with 30 home runs. Predominately a backup catcher, he broke in with the New York Mets in 1968 and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers. He appeared in a career-high 94 games for the Mets in 1972 and hit .231 while setting career highs in home runs (8), RBIs (36) and runs scored (33). He equalled the 94 games played with the Pirates in 1977, while hitting .241.
Dyer was the backup catcher for the 1969 “Miracle” Mets. He played in 29 games and had one at bat in the World Series that saw New York defeat the Baltimore Orioles.
Dyer played college baseball at Arizona State with Sal Bando and Rick Monday. Following his playing career he was a coach for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland A’s.
Duffy Dyer – career stats